Years: 1988-1992
Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers
Drafted: 1st round, 6th overall (1987)
Career Games Started: 16

We've identified that most of the rookies on this list that failed to land a contract immediately struggled their first year and were out of the league after their fifth or sixth season. Well, Kelly Stouffer is the poster boy for failed contract talks. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, Stouffer failed to negotiate a contract and had his rights traded to the Seahawks the following season. Stouffer ended up playing a season's worth of games over his four-year career as a Seahawk, throwing a whopping 7 TDs for a QB rating of 54.5. Note to strong-armed kids: Sign the damn rookie contract!