Top 10 NFL Players of all time

NFL Top Ten
December 31, 2019

The NFL has very rich history. Among them I will present top ten players in NFL history.

1. Jerry Rice

Born: October 13, 1962, Starkville, Mississippi, United States.

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks.

Position: Wide Receiver (WR)

Year: 1985-2004

Achievements: 3 times Super Bowl champion, all-purpose touchdowns (208), total receptions (1,549), total receiving yards (23,546), touchdown receptions (197)

2. Tom Brady

Born: August 3, 1977, San Mateo, California, United States

Teams: New England Patriots

Position: Quarterback (QB)

Year: 2000-Present

Achievements: 6 times Super Bowl champion, 4 times Super Bowl MVP, 3 times NFL MVP

3. Lawrence Taylor 

Born: February 4, 1959, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

Teams: New York Giants

Position: Linebacker (LB)

Year: 1981-1993

Achievements: 2 times Super Bowl champ, 9times first-team All-Pro (1981-1989), NFL MVP (1986), 3times NFL Defensive Player (1981, 1982, 1986), 10 times Pro Bowl

4. Jim Brown

Born: February 17, 1936, St. Simons, Georgia, United States

Teams: Cleveland Browns

Position: Running Back (RB)

Year: 1957-1965

Achievements: 4 times NFL MVP (1957,1958, 1963, 1965), 8 times first-team All-Pro (1957-1961, 1963-1965), 1st player to reach 100 rushing touchdowns, average rushing yards per game in career (104.3), 1st NFL player to rush for over 10,000 yards

5. Walter Payton

Born: July 25, 1954, Columbia, Mississippi, United States

Died: November 1, 1999

Teams: Chicago Bears

Position: Running Back (RB)

Year: 1975-1987

Achievements: Super Bowl champ, NFL MVP (1977),  second leading rusher in NFL history (16,726), 7 times first-team All-Pro (1976-1980, 1984, 1985)

6. Joe Montana

Born: June 11, 1956, New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Quarterback (QB)

Year: 1979-1994

Achievements: 4 times Super Bowl champ,  3times Super Bowl MVP, 2times NFL MVP (1989, 1990), 3times first-team All-Pro (1987, 1989, 1990)

7. Reggie White

Born: December 19, 1961, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Died: December 26, 2004

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers

Position: Defensive End (DE)

Year: 1985-2000

Achievements: Super Bowl champ (1996); AP Defensive Player (1987, ‘98); 1st-team All-Pro (1986, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘95, 98); 13times Pro Bowler

8. Peyton Manning

Born: March 24, 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

Position: Quarterback (QB)

Year: 1998-2015

Achievements: 2 times Super Bowl champ, 5times NFL MVP (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013), 2 timesNFL Offensive Player  (2004, 2013), Super Bowl MVP, 14 times Pro Bowl; 7 times first-team All-Pro (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)

9. Johnny Unitas

Born: May 7, 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Died: September 11, 2002

Teams: Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers

Position: Quarterback (QB)

Year: 1956-1971

Achievements: Super Bowl champ; 3 times NFL Champ; 3rd longest TD streak in NFL history (47 games), Pro Football Hall of Fame (1979)

10. Barry Sanders

Born: July 16, 1968, Wichita, Kansas, United States

Teams: Detroit Lions

Position: Running Back (RB)

Year: 1989-98

Achievements: Pro Football HOF 2004; 15,269 rushing yards, 3rd all-time; 10 pro bowls; 6 times All Pro; first player to rush for 1,000 yards in his first 10 seasons.