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OPINION: The mystery behind the Bobby Layne curse

The curse of Bobby Layne is a mystery that has affected the Detroit Lions NFL franchise for over 50 years.

Layne was an NFL quarterback who played from 1948-1962 after a very successful collegiate career at the University of Texas. Layne was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1948 but did not wish to play with them due to the formation they ran, so the Steelers traded his rights to the Chicago Bears.

After a short time with the Bears, Layne was traded to the Lions where he was reunited with high school teammate, Doak Walker. They then helped the Lions franchise win two championships.