When Vermeil surprised the NFL by retiring in 1982 at just 46 years old he was "eroding." When he returned to coach 14 years later, the game had changed, but so had he.

Dick Vermeil’s ‘burnout’ turned into an unconventional Hall of Fame career

When Vermeil surprised the NFL by retiring in 1982 at just 46 years old he was "eroding." When he returned to coach 14 years later, the game had changed, but so had he.