NFL players whose names set them up for failure

Grow up, Johnny Unitas.

The thesis:

Guys like Manziel and Clausen set themselves up for failure by not going by John and Jim, respectively. Time to grow up, its the NFL.

— Sean Kane (@SKaneCSN) December 18, 2014

@MikeSielski My rule only applies to the Super Bowl Era. Great job finding the one example from 60 years ago.

— Sean Kane (@SKaneCSN) December 18, 2014

It wasnt Johnny Elway or Joey Montana. Its not Andy Luck or Tommy Brady. Joey Harrington, another prime example.

— Sean Kane (@SKaneCSN) December 18, 2014

The counterpoint:

- Reggie White
- Ronnie Lott
- Willie Lanier
- Sammy Baugh
- Ricky Waters
- Reggie Wayne
- Rickey Jackson
- Ricky Williams
- Champ Bailey
- Danny Wuerffel
- Vinny Testaverde
- Willie Roaf
- Sonny Jurgenson
- Boomer Esiason
- Peanut Tillman
- Bobby Bell
- Jackie Slater
- Billy Kilmer
- Flipper Anderson
- Torry Holt
- Ickey Woods
- Larry Csonka
- Tony Dorsett
- Eddie George
- Bronko Nagurski
- Chuck Bednarik
- Tony Gonzalez
- Joey Galloway
- Randy White
- Jackie Slater
- Bobby Bell
- Dick Anderson
- Beanie Wells
- Lenny Moore
- Herm Edwards
- Charlie Joiner
- Tony Romo
- Archie Manning
- Harry Carson
- Benny Friedman
- Bo Jackson
- Howie Long
- Willie Davis
- Larry Wilson
- Curly Lambeau
- Greasy Neale

And how about some Pro Bowl Johnnys and Jimmys?

- Johnny Bailey
- Johnny Blood
- Johnny Drake
- Johnny Gildea
- Johnny Hekker
- Johnny Johnson
- Johnny Knox
- Johnny Lujack
- Johnny Morris
- Johnny Olszewski
- Johnny Rembert
- Johnny Robinson
- Johnny Roland
- Johnny Strzykalski
- Jimmy Conzelman
- Jimmy Graham
- Jimmy Hill
- Jimmy Johnson
- Jimmy Lawrence
- Jimmy Orr
- Jimmy Patton
- Jimmy Smith
- Jimmy Warren

Got more? Add them in the comments below!

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