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Don't Give Up on Me: NFL Rookie Busts Who Could Break out in 2020

Is it fair to judge an NFL player after only one season? Of course not. A look back to legendary quarterback Peyton Manning and his dismal 1998 rookie campaign—complete with a league-high 28 interceptions—should be proof enough of that.

However, the NFL is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately league, and fans and analysts alike are quick to hand out the bust label.

With a quarter of the 2019 season remaining, plenty of rookies can already be viewed as disappointments. But as Manning proved over the next 17 years of his Hall of Fame career, players have plenty of time to turn their trajectory around.