RGIII, Manning, NFL players who need a breakout season

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Nov 3, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) prepares to throw the ball against the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The National Football League is filled with awesome talent. Too often, we hear the saying that the NFL actually stands for “Not For Long.” Fans and media alike are looking for instant gratification and it’s easy to forget how well a player has played if it’s been a few years (see: Manning, Eli). All of these players are on different paths in their careers and each have something to prove next season.

Here are five players who are experiencing that “what have you done for me lately” phenomenon that need to have breakout years next season. This is by no means a comprehensive list, so let me know what other players fit the bill.

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