When it comes to talent, Sidney Rice definitely wasn’t lacking anything. The sure-handed receiver made some great catches over his four years in Minnesota and was the favorite target of Brett Favre during the magical 2009 season.
During that year, Rice caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns while being a key piece in the Vikings run to the NFC Championship game, where the team fell slightly short of making the Super Bowl.
Rice played for the Vikings for only four seasons, racking up 2,921 total yards on 146 catches and scoring 18 touchdowns. He did spend seven total years in the NFL, his final three with the Seattle Seahawks where he gained 1,463 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.
If not for health issues keeping him off the field, odds are he could have been a statistical juggernaut in the NFL for many years. That magical season with Favre was just a glimpse of the potential he truly had.