Teams: Los Angeles Raiders
Accomplishments: 1x Pro Bowl
Bo Jackson’s legend dwarfs his actual NFL career. He could be, not just the greatest NFL “what if?” ever, but the greatest sports “what if?” ever. Jackson was drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1986, but Bo refused to play for Tampa Bay after they essentially sabotaged his college baseball eligibility.
Bo went to the MLB but was drafted again in the 1987 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Raiders in the seventh round. Bo did sign with the Raiders and decided to play both baseball and football.
In terms of actual production, Bo only played in the NFL for four years, just 38 total games before suffering a career-ending hip injury. He played seven games as a rookie and finished as the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year, then made the Pro Bowl in 1990 while only playing 10 games.
In 1989, Bo rushed for 950 yards and posted 1,019 scrimmage yards in 11 games for the Raiders. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry for his career.