(Johnny Manziel photo courtesy of the Cleveland Browns)
(Robert Griffin III photo courtesy of the Washington Redskins)
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The St. Louis Rams finished 4-12 in 1998 and coach Dick Vermeil’s job was on the line in 1999. The situation became dire when starting quarterback Trent Green suffered a season-ending knee injury in August.
But Kurt Warner stepped in and weaved a phenomenal worst-to-first tale, guiding the Rams to a 13-3 finish and a Lombardi Trophy. The 2001 New England Patriots and 2009 New Orleans Saints also rose from division cellar-dweller to Super Bowl champions in the span of one season.
Since 2000, in fact, 18 NFL teams have leaped from last place in their division to first place in their division in the span of one season. Parity truly does provide hope for all teams in all seasons.
So who has the best shot of going from worst-to-first in 2015? The St. Louis Rams, who added the best running back in the 2015 draft to their roster? The Cleveland Browns with the hope that Johnny Manziel can finally deliver on his Heisman Trophy draft credentials? The Washington Redskins, with a healthy Robert Griffin III taking the snaps?
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