A Football Life

The WORST episodes of A Football Life

Every episode of A Football Life ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of A Football Life!

A Football Life is a documentary series developed by NFL Films and aired on NFL Network that documents the lives of select National Football League players, coaches, owners, and teams. Friends, teammates, family members and other players and coaches associated with the subjects are interviewed.

Last Updated: 7/31/2022Network: NFL Network
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James Harrison
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#1 - James Harrison

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2021

The unlikely rise of former Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison from undrafted rookie to NFL Defensive Player of the Year and football's most feared linebacker.

Calvin Johnson
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#2 - Calvin Johnson

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2021

Drew Pearson
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#3 - Drew Pearson

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/3/2021

John Lynch
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#4 - John Lynch

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/24/2021

Cris Collinsworth
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2 votes

#5 - Cris Collinsworth

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/23/2018

First, he transformed from a gangly, rail-thin, 6-foot-5 Florida high school sprint champion to a star receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. After football, he evolved from an HBO feature reporter/funnyman to the most respected and decorated analyst in sports broadcasting.

Ronnie Lott
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1 votes

#6 - Ronnie Lott

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/2019

He was the heart of the 49ers dynasty. An intimidating enforcer who became the prototype for defensive backs earning four Super Bowl rings and a gold jacket.

Willie McGinest
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5.50
2 votes

#7 - Willie McGinest

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/2018

He played for a high school known for producing NFL players. At USC he became an All American. And he helped turn the New England Patriots into a dynasty. Willie McGinest is no stranger to success, but his journey to the top of the football world had anything but a smooth start.

Bill Cowher
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3 votes

#8 - Bill Cowher

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2018

He grew up in a Pittsburgh suburb, and as the Steelers head coach he won eight division titles and a Super Bowl championship. He'll always be known for his Western Pennsylvania roots and blue-collar toughness, but Bill Cowher now has a new home, and a softer side.

Warren Sapp
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37 votes

#9 - Warren Sapp

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/29/2013

A Football Life turns its focus to the relentless Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. The former Buccaneer was one of the more intimidating figures on the field while still being admired by his teammates and opponents.

Ken Stabler
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#10 - Ken Stabler

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/25/2015

The legend of the Snake, Ken Stabler, the late and beloved quarterback of the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s.

Lawrence Taylor
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#11 - Lawrence Taylor

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/2018

L.T. has been in the spotlight from the moment he stepped into the NFL, and as destructive as he was on the field as one of the best defensive players of all time, he may have been more destructive to himself off the field. Through three decades of interviews, Taylor gives raw, unfiltered, honest answers about the highest and lowest points in a triumphant and tumultuous football life.

Tony Gonzalez
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6.00
1 votes

#12 - Tony Gonzalez

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/2019

He described himself as the worst player on his youth football team, but he became the NFL's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end, and a first ballot Hall of Famer.

Bruce Smith
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1 votes

#13 - Bruce Smith

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/29/2019

He set the standard for defensive ends. An unstoppable force who helped lead the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances on his way to becoming the NFL's all-time sack king.

Keenan Mccardell & Jimmy Smith
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2 votes

#14 - Keenan Mccardell & Jimmy Smith

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/19/2014

A look at the careers of wide receivers Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith, who were known as "Thunder and Lightning" when they played together for Jacksonville from 1996-2001.

Pat Tillman
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6.50
4 votes

#15 - Pat Tillman

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2016

The extraordinary life and legacy of the Arizona Cardinal who left the NFL to defend his country after 9/11.

Carson Palmer
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6.50
2 votes

#16 - Carson Palmer

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/2018

The golden boy with the golden arm won the Heisman Trophy at USC and was the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. In the NFL, he endured two torn ACLs, two trades, and one very public disagreement with an owner. But he still managed a 15-year career, and currently ranks 12th all-time in passing yards and touchdown passes.

The Faces of Tebow
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6.58
60 votes

#17 - The Faces of Tebow

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/2012

Five former quarterbacking legends - including three hall of famers - give their take on Tim Tebow in a unique look at the NFL's most talked about player.

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Tony Romo
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6.67
3 votes

#18 - Tony Romo

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/2018

The story of how a perfectionist with a love for sports went from small-town Wisconsin to become the face of America's Team for nearly a decade.

Christian Okoye
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6.75
4 votes

#19 - Christian Okoye

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/2015

The story of Christian Okoye, football's Nigerian Nightmare, who left an indelible impression on the game and his opponents.

Darrelle Revis
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7.00
29 votes

#20 - Darrelle Revis

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/2013

A look at the career of Darrelle Revis.

Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers
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7.00
34 votes

#21 - Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/28/2014

A look at the careers of Bears greats Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, who were drafted with back-to-back first-round picks in 1965 and went on to become Hall of Famers.

Charles Haley
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7.00
1 votes

#22 - Charles Haley

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/2015

The only player in NFL history with 5 Super Bowl rings, Charles Haley's road to Canton was paved with memorable stops in Dallas and San Francisco.

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Jim Kelly
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7.00
2 votes

#23 - Jim Kelly

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2017

How does a man emerge a champion after a life filled with loss? Leading the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls is only part of Jim Kelly’s legend.

Watch Now:Amazon
Aeneas Williams
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1 votes

#24 - Aeneas Williams

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/8/2017

Aeneas Williams’ long journey from college walk-on to Hall of Fame defensive back to pastor in Ferguson, Missouri.

Dwight Clark
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2 votes

#25 - Dwight Clark

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/2018

The story of the former 49ers wide receiver who thought he wouldn't make the team, but went on to make "The Catch," arguably the single greatest reception in NFL history. The play propelled San Francisco to a decade of dominance in the 1980s that saw the team win four Super Bowl titles. Stricken with ALS in his later years, Clark died on June 4, 2018.

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