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Players that you associate with teams they weren't on for that long?

Players that you associate with teams they weren't on for that long?

Amoren2013

Case Keenum and the Vikes. That video of Case starting the skol chant after the miracle is burned in my brain forever.


scarlet_fire_77

That shot of him starting the Skol chant first zoomed in on him, gradually panning out to show the entire crowd doing it with him, is unbelievable camera work.


doyoulikethenoise

When you're a journeyman like that being involved with one of the most famous plays of the decade gets you associated with that team forever, even if he was only there for a year.


ltbr55

One of the most famous plays in *history


Buenasdiaswinger

DIGGS.


beefbarley

SIDELINE


I_am_Santa_Claus

TOUCHDOWN


ltbr55

UNBELIEVABLE


MoltenLavaGuy93

VIKINGS WIN IT


BalognaMacaroni

Still get chills just hearing Joe Buck’s voice in my head making that call.


RicksPortalGun_

One of the only times I’ve felt this way hearing his voice. More commonly, I’m rolling my eyes as he introduces “Hall of Famer” Troy Aikman or John Smoltz.


WageSlave7276549623

This brings me so much joy


rockstarnights

That was so glorious, especially after Sean Payton had done it to mock the Vikes.


abx990

I just rewatched this. I completely forgot that the Saints had to trot 11 back out on the field for the extra point during the chant… what an absolute gut punch. Also fuck Sean Payton, it’s only cool when Dan Campbell cries at the podium.


playgroundfencington

Actually they didn't have to. PAT had to be run but nothing in the rules saying the defense needs to field anybody. Those players came back out of their own volition. Also any time this gets brought up I feel the need to give their punter, Morstead, credit for being one of the players to come back out for the PAT despite being very obviously injured (torn cartilage in his ribs) most of the game. Edit: also only 8 Saints were on the field for it


mockmaster

Other fun thing with Morstead - Vikings fans noticed him coming out and gave over $125k to his charity as a thank you for his sportsmanship. Not to be outdone, Morestead flew to Minneapolis over Super Bowl weekend and gave every penny of that to the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. The dude deserves mad respect.


playgroundfencington

Yeah I remember that. Awesome move by him. Fans donating to players' charities like that is one of my favorite things to see.


NightmanMatt

Fucking legend, Morestead awesome human


Prestig33

I remembered he was the first one to run out to the field. Gotta give him props.


OsStrohsAndBohs

Most people probably associate Trent Dilfer with the Ravens since he won a Super Bowl but he was only with us for 1 of his 14 seasons in the league


SouthDakotaMadlad

Okay, I genuinely did not know this.


masterofmuppets86

He's the only QB that was a starter/winner for the Super Bowl that was cut before the next season right?


conace21

Not quite. He wasn't cut. He was on a 1 year contract, so he was a free agent. The Ravens just chose not to re-sign him and signed Elvis Grbac to take over. Dilfer was, and still is, the only Super Bowl winning QB to play for a different team the following season. (I have to phrase it that way, because John Elway and Peyton Manning both retired after winning the Super Bowl, so they did not return to the team the following year.)


mykart2

Big mistake because Grbac was garbage.


ripinpeppers

Yea he was no Kyle Boller


TheYucs

He's gotta be the luckiest SOB ever. He had the Bucs D to start his career. They weren't all time during his stint, except 99, and then goes to the goddamn Ravens in 2000. Like wtf are those defenses to start a career and he was STILL shit despite not having any pressure to be a hero.


stuntmanmike

Anyone that sat through 5 years of Trent Dilfer starts in Tampa knows that Tom Brady was the least the football gods could do to atone.


TheYucs

And King.. And Freeman.. And Leftwich.. And Simms.. And Griese.. And Glennon (Hail).. And..


milkmandanimal

It's not the Browns QB history by any stretch, but, goddamn it, is it sad.


SandmanS2000

I think you guys had more QBs that showed flashes but ultimately failed. Freeman at one point was going to be the next big thing! Browns on the other hand weren't even allowed to have hope unless you count a few good games from Brian Hoyer and Derek Anderson.


jimmifli

Bills need to be in this discussion too. Alex Van Pelt, Bledsoe, JP Losman, Trent Edwards, Brian Brohm, Ryan FitzTragic, Thad Lewis, Jeff Tuel, EJ Manuel, Kyle Orton, Tyrod Taylor, Nate Peterman and Derek Anderson. I'm probably forgetting someone.


cutchisclutch22

Heh heh your guy’s QBs were total ass! Not that I would know anything about shitty QB play.


sn1995

Ha ha yeah, imagine having that many shitty QBs in a row!


HansBaccaR23po

This is actually shocking to me


NoBrakes2k16

Still waiting for Jay Cutler’s ring of honor induction after that Pats game tbh.


YourUndoing

hell, I still think of Jay Cutler as a Bronco, and yes he was drafted there but spent so little time there.


Mace_TheAce_Windu

OBJ started and ended his career with the Giants.....


Anal_Kisses

OBJ could play the next 30 years as a Brown, but my brain thinks NYG


OceanCake21

Same. And I’m a Browns fan.


TroyMacClure

It is certainly starting to look like his career "died" with the trade.


iDEN1ED

I definitely still think of him as a Giant. Seems like he’s never healthy to play games for the browns.


The_Daftest_Punk

Colt McCoy's been around as a backup forever but he'll always be a Brown to me, I even have his jersey


SouthDakotaMadlad

That’s funny. I honestly just think of him as a Longhorn, and really don’t associate him with a team lol.


turtle_stank

He's a Washington guy to me


Malfrus

Pierre Garcon is a Colt. Even though he spent more time on the WFT.


right-sized

Us WFT fans LOVED Pierre. He was part of some awesome WR groups in DC too, especially when he was playing opposite Desean Jackson with Jamison Crowder in the slot. But I agree that he’s more associated with the Colts. Also, Desean will always primarily be an Eagle in my brain even though he gave us some great games!


Simpleton216

He is the reason Painter had a 95 yard TD. *It was a screen pass iirc.


OpDesSto

Scott Player on the Browns. Look at this perfect specimen. [https://i.imgur.com/2LXOqkZ.png](https://i.imgur.com/2LXOqkZ.png)


MyBall_Zach_Ertz

Reggie White as a Packer. By the time I started watching football, he was in his 3rd season in Green Bay.


alrija7

Charles Woodson too.


n_obody1969

Reggie is an Eagle forever in my heart/mind!


savthrowaway123

I don’t know if this counts but I just recently learned that Tom Brady was on the Patriots before the Bucs


SouthDakotaMadlad

Never heard of her


WiredSky

He's Tom Brady's son's dad.


TheBaconator1990

Wait, he’s that Tom Brady?


SnowmanMat

So sad that there will be a group of fans that started watching football closely in 2020 and won’t associate Tom with New England


milkmandanimal

This also means there will be a group of fans that started watching football closely in 2020 who won't remember the prior 18 years of Bucs stupidity and mediocrity, so, uh, I'll take it.


well-lighted

As someone who's still not used to being a fan of a team with bandwagoners, it's not all it's cracked up to be. You should've seen the Chiefs sub after our losses this season. So many people are unaware that this team went 2-14 less than 10 years ago. Hell, most don't even remember starting 1-5 and making the playoffs in 2015.


g0rving

Fitzpatrick looked *correct* in a Dolphins uniform so that's his default appearance in my mind.


Guilty-Presence-1048

First image I think of with Fitzpatrick is the Braille Mary, followed closely by his swag daddy press conference in Tampa.


RanchoPoochamungo

God that press conference was pure sex. Greatest QB to ever play for Tampa.


iAmTheYeastOfTHOTS

Those 4 weeks of Tampa Fitzmagic were something else


PM_ME_VIRGIL_PICS

It’s almost definitely in my top 5 moments of being a bucs fan over the last 20 or so years


Chrysalii

Admittedly biased. But I always associate Fitzpatrick with Buffalo.


SouthDakotaMadlad

My man could play in a garbage bag and he’d still look like he belongs.


well-lighted

I always associate him most with the Jets. That 2015 season with Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Chris Ivory was pretty awesome. Shame they missed the playoffs in the end.


Dangerous_Nitwit

James Lofton, on the Bills.


Quexana

Kevin Greene only played 3 years with the Steelers, yet he's most associated today with that team.


evenkeel20

I think of him as a Panther because that’s where he tried to strangle Kevin Steele, which, as a Baylor fan, I understand.


Quexana

As a life-long Steeler fan, but also one who was born and bred in N. Carolina, it was weird seeing him and Greg Lloyd (My favorite player of all-time at that point, and still my 2nd favorite player of all-time) both together with the Panthers. It was really cool, but still weird.


420DonCheadle420

TO is a cowboy to me lol. Completely age based. I was about 10 when he got there, and that’s my earliest memories of being a full on football fan, not just watching Browns games with my dad


ghdana

For me I think it is because there is that "That is my Quarterback" meme that comes to my head when I think "T.O." and it has a Cowboys star in the background.


horse_renoir13

Fitzpatrick on the Jets.


NNKarma

Has Fitz been with any team long enough? Does people really associate Fitz with *a* team?


tetoffens

I think of him as a Bill. He had 53 starts there over 4 years. He wasn't on any other team for more than 2 seasons. Second most starts he had for another team was 27 for the Jets.


Cog348

I'd say Buffalo as well. That was the only place where he was widely seen as their potential long-term starter.


AssassinInValhalla

Buffalo. His kids are still Bills fans


pM-me_your_Triggers

Honestly, with Tampa because of the presser he did in Desean Jackson’s clothes


Dirtydeedsinc

Vontae Davis - Buffalo Bills (kinda)


kit_mitts

Tre White, Shady McCoy, and McAfee's voice impressions are all so good lmfao


Footsteps_10

“Alright I’m gonna head out” - Vontae


Panthers1999

Warner with the Cardinals


schuttit

I will kill you


DTX41

Also a huge fan of famous Jag's receiver Torry Holt and Niners receiver Isaac Bruce


Cog348

I'm actually going to hunt you down.


DTX41

Don't be too rough daddy


Gotmewrongang

Wow, he’s a real Bears fan 😏


mjnhbgvfcdxszaqwerty

Cardinals and Seahawks Legend Ricky Proehl All Time Great Tackle Bears Orlando Pace


Cog348

I was having a good day until now.


SeriousAccountingQs

Colts legend Marshall Faulk


FlashFan124

YOU SON OF A Actually that one is fair. It’s kinda insane to think about the fact that Peyton and Faulk were on the same team together Peyton’s rookie year


Coltor_L

https://www.twitter.com/dpshow/status/1194392720682319874


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Warner with the Giants.


Almbassman

T.O for me was a cowboy. And then he went to like 10 more teams lol.


SouthDakotaMadlad

It actually caught me off guard that TO was out of the league 3 years after his cowboys stint. I think because I was so young when he was there, I just kind of assumed he was in his “prime years”’still I guess?


SnowmanMat

His last year stats are pretty impressive


tittymilkmlm

He could have stuck around a lil longer if ya know he was his dickheaded self lmao


Tbrou16

No way man, he’s for sure a Buffalo Bill


maltzy

*Bengals legend


TheDrunkenWobblies

Hes in the NFL record books for a 99 yard TD reception with the Bills. Was more like a 15 yard go route and 84 yard race.


LiberDBell

Jacoby Jones as a Steeler. He played like 2 games with us and fumbled like 3 punts. I'll never be convinced that he didn't do it on purpose to get payback on Tomlin for stepping onto the field in his kick return.


Yearbookthrowaway1

Best sleeper agent in Ravens history


SmokeyBare

Carson Palmer as a Cardinal. Hard to remember he spent more time as a Bengal.


SouthDakotaMadlad

He was damn good in Arizona for a few years as well.


HansBaccaR23po

They were legit SB contenders one of those years.


LaKobe

Only issue he had was getting hurt by the Rams


catdeuce

Just like St Louis


scyber

I still think of him more as a Bengal than a Cardinal.


Irk666

He’s a Raider to me but for all the wrong reasons lol


Nicko_89

Was going to say this as well 14 years in the league and only 5 Years as a Cardinal but still made the ring of honor basically straight after he retired


A_Confused_Cocoon

He was also interviewed recently and says he thinks himself as a cardinal. He has cardinals jerseys for his kids, and refers to them as “we”. Fucking love Carson and his commercials.


SouthDakotaMadlad

Didn’t he have kind of an ugly ending in Cincinnati?


maltzy

Yeah, specifically with Mike Brown and the FO. He had every right to be mad with what they did to him. Look at the teams leading up to 2009. they just let everyone walk away, got rid of most of the oline talent, and were still going as cheap as possible. They had promised they would help him win and all they ever did was let talent leave.


SuperEagle1

There was also a rumor at the time that some fans had harassed his wife and she had told him that he needed to get their family out of Cincinnati


maltzy

I 100% believe that. it actually wasn't the knee injury that ruined him, it was the 2008 game against the Giants where he injured his elbow, needed TJ surgery and they basically told him to just wait it out. It took years for it to heal, he was a shell of himself his last two years in Cincy. A lot of fans are still mad but don't realize what he went through with the Bengals FO and injury


A_Confused_Cocoon

A bengals fan can probably give a better answer I don’t remember the specifics but Carson was upset with the organization and it became a “trade me or I retire” situation, Carson wasn’t being a little bitch also he had reason to be upset I forgot exactly why though.


SupahVegetto

Tony Gonzalez and the Falcons.


tragicjohnson84

I can't believe Tony put up Pro Bowl numbers in his 13th -17th seasons with the Falcons. Has to be one of the healthiest players ever to play.


Sadlobster1

This hurts us :(


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sonic_ann_d

that’s alright we’ve got joe montana


BetaDjinn

WTF his highlights were the only reason I knew the Chiefs existed for like a decade


btwistle

Plaxico Burress is a Giant


Frigidevil

That's what I had too, though he played 2 more seasons in Pitt. He sure as hell didn't shoot himself in the leg as a Steeler!


Interesting_Ad_8188

Randy Moss with the patriots


that_one_bunny

That's really weird coming from someone within the division


ChodeBamba

As someone else who is also a fan of a team in the division, it's just because of the age of the sub. I'm in my mid 20's which I think is pretty representative of reddit, and Randy left MN by the time I was 8. It was his time in New England that most people my age will actually remember


that_one_bunny

Yeah I tend to forget how young Reddit skews. I'm early 30s and Randy wasn't even drafted until I was 9.


Irk666

Titans legend Randy moss


DarkKnightCometh

Raiders legend Randy Moss


dmatthews2981

Raiders legend Jerry Rice


RonanB17

49ers legend Randy Moss


ShoresiesVisor

This is just a list of some names associated with teams that I *don't* associate together, but really did happen. 1. Wes Welker of the Miami Dolphins 2. Steve Young of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3. Ladanian Tomlinson of the NY Jets 4. Josh Norman of the Buffalo Bills 5. Lagarette Blount of the Detroit Lions 6. Adrian Peterson of the Detroit Lions 7. Junior Seau of the Miami Dolphins 8. Jason Taylor of the WFT 9. Dwight Freeney of the Atlanta Falcons 10. Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs


phantuba

The disrespect to Seahawks legend Jerry Rice


colddecembersnow

Don't you mean Raiders legend Jerry Rice?


arbrown83

Some more: 1. Brett Favre of the Atlanta Falcons 1. Steven Jackson of the New England Patriots 1. Ryan Fitzpatrick of the St. Louis Rams


SouthDakotaMadlad

I’m a little uncomfortable reading this list


ShoresiesVisor

I know right, it's unsettling... jarring even. Good topic OP, fun to read all these comments, thanks for posting.


LTS55

Montana took the Chiefs to the AFC championship game during his brief tenure


ShoresiesVisor

That was a fun team to watch, Christian Akoye was on that team too I think.


okokcoolcool

LT on the jets was dope I remember. Adrian peterson on the lions is one that I had already forgotten about.


RanchoPoochamungo

I definitely associate Norman with the Bills but that's because I've seen Henry murder him on repeat for the last couple years.


sporkithus

Michael Vick with the Eagles


Notsozander

Vick with the birds gave the second miracle at the meadowlands though. Being from the Philly area that is engraved in my brain.


SasquatchSenpai

New York Jets legend Brett Favre


FC37

Warren Moon in Minnesota. He only played 3 years there vs. 10 in Houston.


LukarWarrior

I always think of Warren Moon as a Seahawk.


EvanMM

Ndamukong Suh is a MFing Lion


SouthDakotaMadlad

Well, I mean he’s spent the most time there and was drafted there #2 so that would make the most sense.


EvanMM

True but he played in two Super Bowls with two different teams


LowBrowsing

Brett Favre and the Jets. Can't imagine him in any other shirt but green. Am I doing this right?


worst_in_the_west_69

Jets legends Brett favre and LT


TheAmazingSpider-Fan

Absolutely. It's just like Revis on the Patriots. I know he played for a different team before, where he *didn't* win a Superbowl, but I just can't remember who... Wait, I got it! He played for Tampa, right?


LowBrowsing

I don't like this game anymore.


ZippyZappyZoopy

i will fuck you up


Moosemaster21

Counterpoint - Brett Favre on the Vikings. Had his best statistical season here and might've won a superbowl if not for (fucking) Gregg Williams.


flounder19

Also i see the meme so often in reddit about vikings legend brett favre that its kind of the first team i associate with him now


LanceBassProShop

Marshawn Lynch - Bills


stud_powercock

Beast mode will forever be getting hyphy on the sideline in the Coliseum in my mind.


Cold_Increase

Plaxico burress as a giant


pancak3d

Antonio Brown and the Raiders


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Mr Brief Californian


screwhead1

I laughed at this more than I should lol


HansBaccaR23po

I’m seriously amazed how many of these things people can come up with. This should’ve died a long time ago but mfers are clever out here. I love the internet


LlamaJacks

There’s sooo many good ones. It’s legit astounding. I wish there was like a full list of them somewhere.


TheyCallMeDrunkNemo

Mr. Big Collection


palmmoot

Mr. Bountiful Cognomens


g0rving

Mr. Bellows "Cracker"


evenkeel20

Mr Barefoot Cryo


JerryRiceDidntFumble

Mr. Balloon Crasher


smackflapjack

Mr Battery Charge


thejudicialpenis

Josh McCown with the Eagles


ShoresiesVisor

Dude hung it all out there in the playoffs. Think he had a torn hamstring or something and still got after it. I hope he's a bit of a legend in Eagles folklore.


MuppetusMaximus

Yep, we have nothing but utmost respect for him after that performance. I remember him getting a standing ovation walking into the tunnel after the game. Honestly can't remember the last time a player got a standing ovation after losing.


hausermaniac

That's what people forget about when they say it's tough to play in Philly, and this is exactly what Kelce was talking about the other day. McCown didn't win, he didn't even play that great, but he gave everything he had on the field, and that's really all the fans care about. Just put your whole heart into it and the fans will respect you


xPhilly215

I said it on our sub but I’ll say it again here…this city has dealt with so many bad teams and so much losing that we can’t fall in love with the success of winning, like say the city Boston has. So naturally we end up loving the guys that strive to see success the same way we do. It’s why despite our reputation as the worst fan base in sports, a lot of former players talk about how much they love it here. It’s why a guy like Zach Ertz can be traded from a team currently 2-4 and not showing any signs of being a contender to a 6-0 Cardinals team that look like they maybe be the top contender and pour his heart out. A lot of people just don’t get us but McCown was someone who 100% did.


RevMagicDonJuanavan

Tom Brady has always been in Tampa in my mind. He's never played on any other team as far as I'm concerned. He can't hurt me anymore


TheFencingCoach

Tom Brady is already the best QB to ever play in Tampa, so I'm gonna go with him.


SouthDakotaMadlad

Who is the actual second-best ever in Tampa?


Nole_in_ATX

Josh “This is our guy” Freeman /s


TheFencingCoach

Jameis Winston, and I'm not being sarcastic. You could make an argument for Brad Johnson too.


All_to_Atrophy

Jerry Rice- Raiders. I was a kid with a dawning memory then


SouthDakotaMadlad

That’s funny, because he was still fucking good on the Raiders somehow.


draconum_ggg

Somehow? The “somehow” is because he’s jerry fucking rice.


SouthDakotaMadlad

More so because he was 40 at a position very much reliant on athleticism


jawndell

Just looked it up, dude put up 1200 yards and 7 TDs when he was 40. That's insane.


Thecrazyredhead

There's a reason he's the 🐐


Kwugibo

Albert Haynesworth showed he was one of the best Defensive Tackles in the game in Tennessee, but his infamy comes from his bullshit in Washington


mjh712

Eagles Legend Frank Gore


TheNewNewYarbirds

How dare you


Emadyville

Wait what


ToTheBlack

There was an offseason where we had a handshake deal to sign free agent Frank Gore. It was during legal tampering; people could talk but couldn't ink an official deal yet. We'd just traded Shady for dancing around too much "not fitting the system" even though his stats looked good and the film had a lot more good than bad and he was a star. We wanted someone who'd just hit the hole. That was Frank Gore. By the way, "We" is Chip Kelly. And then someone took Frank Gore aside and was like, > ^(Bro it sucks over there. They practice and drill way too much. They aren't allowed to celebrate after plays. Chip Kelly watches them eat and sleep.) So Gore went back on his handshake deal and went elsewhere.


BGVX23

Chad Pennington the Miami Dolphin


SouthDakotaMadlad

Chad unironically had potentially the best season for a Miami QB since Marino.


Ledbetterman10

Not potentially. His 2008 season was absolutely the best Dolphins QB season since Marino. In fact, I'd go as far as to say he had the best Dolphins season at QB since 1994 Marino. None of Marino's last five years were as good as Pennington's 2008.


SouthDakotaMadlad

You could probably make an argument for a Tannehill season but I’m not going to die on that TANNEHILL


Jedi_Master_Cena

Randall Cunningham was teammates with Troy Aikmen


KarlL255

Steve Smith and Anquan Boldin on the ravens


henryforprez

I know Smith went there for a little bit but I don't understand how anyone could see him as anything but a Panther. Interesting.


Doowopado4827

Carson Palmer on the Cardinals . Fucking sensational