15 Heisman Winners Who Were Total Busts in the NFL

heisman winners who were nfl busts

The guy who wins the Heisman Trophy every year is the best player in college football. However, Heisman winners don’t always find success in the NFL, and you don’t need to look too far back to figure that out. Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, and Sam Bradford are the five most recent Heisman winners not still in college, and none of them have lived up to their lofty Heisman expectations.

Of course, ultimately it’s still too early to say these guys are total NFL busts. There’s still time for them to turn it around and become stars. But there are plenty of other Heisman winners who definitely are NFL busts. And today we’re going to take a look at 15 of them.

Does that mean the 2013 and 2014 Heisman winners Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota won’t be successful NFL quarterbacks? Of course not. It just means that the Heisman doesn’t guarantee anything.


Tags: college football, Heisman trophy, NCAA Football, NFL,