4. Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders
The 2021 NFL season is probably one that Logan Thomas would like to forget after tearing his ACL. Injuries are never fun. They are less so when they come at 30 years old. I also tore my ACL at the age of 30, and let me tell you, it’s a lingering pain that never feels any better, ever.
If you’re in your early 20s and this occurs, it's much easier to bounce back. If you’re 30 and this occurs, the rehabilitation process is a physical and mental test. Now, imagine being employed to play football on top of that. It SUCKS.
To make matters worse, Logan injured the same leg again last season. This time, it was just a calf strain. It also occurred early in the regular season, but it sidelined him for three games. That can’t be discounted, nor can it be ignored that he has only played in 20 games during the past two seasons.
Thomas is going to be 32 when the 2023 season begins, and after two years with very ‘meh’ performances, it’s hard to imagine things getting better for him, especially when we’re looking at the possibility of Jacoby Brissett or Sam Howell being charged with throwing him the ball.