Best NFL Wide Receivers of All Time
The Top Ten
His nickname is GOAT. (Greatest of all Time) Holds basically every record anyone as a wide receiver would want.
Jerry Rice, hands down the Greatest of All Time.
* The Following Statements are not to deny the Greatness of the players mentioned (they are just not better than JR)
1. Alworth was not faster than Jerry Rice (crack is whack)
2. Moss did play on the 15-1 Vikings and 16-0 Patriots (wow, where's the SB Ring? Laugh out loud)
3. Stop with the WR's used to get mugged on every play, I was around during that era and some WRs were mugged (they generally weren't good at getting off of the line of scrimmage and they were in a 3 point stance, of course they got mugged)
4. Lynn Swann shouldn't even be in this conversation (and I'm a Lynn Swann fan)
5. Hutson was great, but really how many teams were good at defending the pass in those days, since the emphasis was the rushing attack;75% rushing 25% passing (talk about the element of surprise)
6. You can have Alworths 85 TDs over 11 years, I'll take Rices 146 TDs
Okay, the Dwayne Jarrett vote was just hilarious, and Darell Green was a cornerback, for god's sake! Some people are just stupid, especially the ones who spelled Cris Carter's name wrong. Anyways, Rice is number 1, and will be for a long, long time.
I won't be seeing anyone better than jerry rice as a wide reciever, Fitzgerald is probably the closest active wide receiver to him, if MEGATRON played longer, I definitely could see him in the top 5.V 280 Comments
Randy Moss, the most athletic wide receiver ever. He is faster and more athletic than Rice and Harrison. He is less consistent and his awareness is not as nice but that doesn't mean it isn't amazing. Put three defenders on him "Mangini" and he'll still catch over all of them 60 yards deep. The biggest deep and TD threat the game has ever seen. If he had played with the Patriots right after the Vikings he would have amazing stats right now, as if he already doesn't. Doesn't get as many catches as Harrison or Rice and never will because he is to busy going deep and scoring. The biggest difference maker on a team "if" used properly. Played on both 15-1 vikings and 16-0 Patriots. If you have a good quarterback and a solid defense you're basically guaranteed at least 12 wins with this dude. Behavior could be better and he could be more modest, but hey with his talent you know you're better than everyone else. Third best receiver ever to Rice and Harrison.
Let just say this- No one strikes fear into the heart of defenses more then Randy Moss in his prime. NOBODY. I really can't think of a player (non-quarterback) who commanded and changed the game like Randy Moss. Hell, Moss was so good, the Cover 2 HAD TO BE INVENTED to stop such an amazing deep threat, and yet Moss still dominated. Jerry Rice may be the greatest ever OVERALL, but the best deep threat the game has ever seen and probably will ever see, is Randy Moss. I feel sorry for these young kids who couldn't witness Moss in his REAL prime with MN, because I guarantee you no one was more talented and more awesome. One on one, NO CORNER IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME could take Moss 1 on 1. Not Deon Sanders (Moss was just as fast, if not faster, and could easily outleap him), not Champ Bailey (Bailey would pull a hammy trying to hang with Moss' speed), not Rod Woodson (Randy would blow by him so fast... ), nobody.
Not just an airheaded, brash deep threat. Great student of the game and well liked by his teammates. Perceived as arrogant because he knows more about what he does and how he should be used than most coaches and he gets impatient. Many geniuses are this way. Hard for them to take orders from and respect those who don't get it. Part of their freedom and creativity. They just express... One on one, the greatest receiver in NFL history hands down. Remember his first year in the league? Denny Green started getting pissed when Randall Cunningham would just throw it up there to Moss like a sandlot game. But after Moss consistently came down with it (even battling 2 or 3 defenders), Green started saying, "I think you got something there. Yeah, just keep doing that. " Of course, you have to give the short and mid range receiving crown to Rice. Shorter and more compact, so was able to juke better and get open (like Cris Carter). But, one on one, open field, Moss leaves them all in the dust.
HE GOODV 153 Comments
1) Jerry Rice 2) Cris Carter There is nothing to discuss. Best hands of all time, unbelievable route runner and clutch performer. This list is a disgrace.
Can't believe he got passed on the HOF today for 2008! He is one of the top 10 WR of all time and he got passed up! This guy invented the toe drag catch as he's going out of bounds! Now everyone is doing it because of him! If you needed a first down I would pick Carter over any other WR ever! HOF committee made a monstrous mistake today! Awesome awesome WR! Moss and Carter was the best WR tandem (deep threat/possession receiver combo) of all time!
Best hands ever. Runs the best routes ever. No one could stop him. He made the most one handers ever. Is the best boundary receiver ever. He scored at least 130 TDs which for your info is more TDs than half of the of the other guys on this list.
Best position recievers all time and I'm a fish fan. Rice overrated.V 60 Comments
T.O. shouldn't even be on this list he's always dropping passes yet he's above A Hall of Famer Just think about what Irvin did to get here and then think about what T.O. when he's dropping passes
3 rings and look at the stats please
I think he should be the best receiver of all time but he can't pass Jerry Rice in this competition Jerry Rice is clearly the greatest in the history of the National football league (NFL)
best everV 57 Comments
T.O. is probably the biggest difference maker on a team when it comes to wide receivers. He always makes his team better. This is all assuming he likes he's QB enough to play but think about it. He helped the Eagles get to a superbowl who made 4 consecutive NFC championship trips. He helped the cowboys get to the playoffs two consecutive years. Sure as far as behavior he is last on the list but he knows his worth. Not as athletic as Rice or Moss but one of the strongest every to play the position. He could catch the ball at the 7 and drag it about 5-6 more yards. Also second to Rice he is the most clutch receiver. Dubbed "The Catch II" Owens droped 3 passes in that playoff game until catching the game winning touchdown amidst 3 defenders. Then coming off an injury he had an amazing superbowl performance despite a losing effort. In all his playoff games sure he mouthed off but he never played bad. T.O. aside from the Jessica Simpson saga seems to be meshing with Romo so unless Romo or ...more
Maybe not as good as Jerry, but nobody is. His numbers are better than Mosses! About 100 receptions and 65o yards in exchange for 3 touchdowns in only 1 more game played. And don't say the whole "Moss was better in his prime" thing, because year by year, from 1998 to 2010 not including 2005, Moss was better 5 times, T.O. was better 6 times, and they tied once. In an average year during their prime, Moss averaged 33 more yards, but 1 less td and 4 less receptions. T.O. has more yards per game and receptions per game throughout his career. It's T.O. over Randy Moss (Although Don Hutson and Jerry Rice are better than both of them)
This cat made it en vogue for big and fast receivers we're seeing now in the NFL. He's always in shape and he's made Jeff Garcia, McNabb and Romo all have their best years playing with him. Yeah he may say crazy stuff but his numbers don't lie!
BESTV 52 Comments
Marvin Harrison has more receiving yards then TO and Randy moss. He also won a superbowl unlike TO or Randy Moss. So in what sense are those to better. The only receiver that is better then Marvin Harrison is maybe Jerry Rice because Jerry had the best player who ever played the game Joe Montana. I understand Marvin had peyton so that's why their is a maybe.
Great all around receiver and always a threat on 3rd down, as well as the deep ball.
If Marvin didn't have that season ending injury he would have been second in every receiving category this year. He is the second best wide receiver to Jerry Rice. He's not physical enough to play as long as Rice but he's consistency and modesty is unbelievable. An unspoken icon.
what?V 34 Comments
This guy better step up or the lions should get a better QB. Too much talent and potential to let go wasted. The dude is 6-5 240 lbs. He's a beast. He has the third best 40-yard dash time after Randy Moss and Deion Sanders (and we all know what they did in history). He has the second best vertical after Randy Moss. This dude also has Marvin Harrison style modesty. Imagine that Randy Moss Marvin Harrison. I know I'm getting ahead of myself but I seriously want to see him develop and quick. The next Jerry Rice or better, not likely (especially considering Jerry Rice came into the league with a Hall of Fame QB at the helm, Montana, not no John Kitna) but hopefully he comes close to it. One of the best college wide receivers ever hopefully one of the best NFL wide receivers ever. - yougnr1116
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are a great pair. Stafford broke almost as many records as Drew Brees and Tom Brady, he was just under their shadow. Stafford is a great Quarterback. What he did this year is amazing considering he had no running game. Then we have Johnson who's beast. He can break any coverage. And, 2 games with over 200 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 1681 yards. Can't touch that
I would vote for rice or moss but honestly I think Calvin has the skill to be #1. I agree with you, I'm not even a lions fan but if he could get on a team even like the Rams or Browns he could be great not to mention if he was on a team with a quarter back like the Saints or Chargers. If the lions get rid of stafford and stanton soon he might have enough time to build up his career stats and at least get out of the 20s. Skillwise I think the best receivers are 1 calvin johnson 2 Randy moss 3 jerry rice 4 greg jennings 5 torry holt
I'd say he is better than Rice, and even Moss - lionsforlifeV 124 Comments
Alworth was a bit of an athletic freak. World class speed and vertical leap coupled with toughness. He was elusive and yet could hit and block. Was a star running back at Arkansas before being switched to receiver in AFL. Also was Yankees first round pick to be their center fielder. One of the most entertaining players to watch of all time. And yes, he was faster than Jerry Rice, Rice was never much of a burner. Alworth was the fastest man on the field in every game he played until he got older, and Bob Hayes came along. If another Alworth (i.e, white guy with toughness, freak athleticism and movie star looks) came along, he would be so marketable you could sign that one guy and start your own league of all top young talent that would rival the NFL and force them into merger. Oh wait, already happened.
Are you kidding me? For what he did during his era he is unmatched. Seriously the guy created modern day football.
Lance Alworth had more speed than Jerry Rice. He played during an era in which defensive backs could virtually mug receivers throughout their route. Furthermore, Alworth was a fantastic blocker on running plays. Lance Alworth, with Paul Warfield a close second, are the best wide receivers in professional football since 1960. Prior to 1960, the best wide receiver was Don Hutson.
Simply the Best in his era! Cool number 19
and awesome uniform.
None of the rest of these receivers would even have jobs if not for Don Hutson.
He led the league in touchdowns and receiving to a degree no other wide out on this list ever approached.
8 first team all-pro awards.
In the inaugural HOF class; of all the players who have ever laced up cleats, he was on the short list of the best from ALL positions, not just WR.
Hutson still holds the following records:
Most seasons leading league in pass receptions (8),
Most consecutive seasons leading league in pass receptions (5),
Most seasons leading league in pass receiving yards gained (7),
Most consecutive seasons leading league in pass receiving yards gained (4),
Most seasons leading league in pass receiving touchdowns (9),
Most seasons leading the league in total touchdowns (8),
Most consecutive seasons leading league in pass receiving touchdowns (5),
Most seasons leading league in scoring (5), and
Most consecutive seasons leading league in ...more
Tied for first with Jerry Rice. Dominated the league in receiving; even led the league in interceptions!
This guy put up stats that blew away everyone in his era
This guy practically made the WR position. He invented many of the standard WR routes. He was simply the best WR of the first 40 years of the NFL. He should be much higher up this list, like top 3.V 27 Comments
Ok, I know this can't be right. Brown along with Carter out of the top 10 when you have guys like Steve Smith and Chad Johnson ahead of them. Moss and TO are also questionable but I am not trying to take anything away from them. Some of those guys are good but this is of all time and Brown should be in the top 5 for sure. In a lot of the major records, he is ranked 2nd to only Rice yet still doesn't get the respect he deserves - ColdJ3
I agree. Ridiculous that he's not in the top 10. Brown retired with 14,934 receiving yards, the second-highest total in NFL history, 1,094 receptions (3rd), and 100 touchdown catches (3rd-Tied).
Rice, Brown and Largent are the top three, but most of those today wouldn't last in the days when the receiver was blasted all the way down the field. Moss and T.O are too soft. Art Monk was one great receiver.
There is no way you can count out the goat he's the greatest of all timeV 27 Comments
Never a quality quarterback throwing to him and he was not afraid to go over the middle.
Steve not only didn't have a good QB throwing to him but his TEAM was pretty terrible for most of his career because Seattle was an expansion team in 1976. Therefor the defense knew that Steve was Seattle's only offensive weapon and applied their defensive strategy to stop him. Seattle's D also terrible so they played from behind a lot. Despite this, Steve Largent put up number and clutch performances that made him one of, if not the, best in the game.
Played in an era without these awesome rubber gloves, new rules that strongly favor offense, and new sports science to help players be as strong and fast as they can possibly be. Had average QBs throwing to him his whole career, not fellow HOFers. And he still absolutely owned the position. If he played today, with his incredible hands, intelligent route running, and fearlessness, we'd be talking about him as the greatest slot receiver to ever play the game (and it wouldn't be close I know he wasn't a slot receiver but that's because the position didn't really exist back then, thinking in terms of his size).
He is WAY better than Calvin Klein. He might be the best Seahawks player EVER.V 45 Comments
He is a player that can grab 1,000 receiving yards in a season even with a trained zebra as QB and that's what makes him the best. He doesn't rely on a strong passer, and that's most important. Anyone can be good if he has to catch passes by Brady or Montana, but Leinart?
He is so good, top 5 at least! This is just the beginning, he will be one of the greatest of all time, Arizona Cardinals best player
Very gifted wide out, excellent hands and has the ability and mentality to be the best their is
Great player and defiantly worthy of cardinals - lucassassV 50 Comments
Lynn Swann is a great wide receiver. If you replay his plays you will be very good plays. - dum
As a huge Pittsburgh Steeler fan and a bigger...sorry, THE BIGGEST LYNN SWANN FAN! This man was hospitalized a week before Super Bowl X with a concussion, from a cheap shot, played and became Super Bowl MVP. 4 catches 164 yards and a touchdown, with possibly the greatest catches in Super Bowl history. And the way he flies through the air, and his catches are like poetry in motion. With a name like Swann, couldn't be more appropriate
He's much better than crybaby loudmouth terrell owens - jwileson
Really? This man is #2 period.V 22 Comments
toughest reciever to ever play. his game does the talking for him unlike the mouths of a to or chad ochodinco. I would still rank rice #1 but by the time the beast retires hell be #1
Andre has Matt Schaub throwing to him and still makes OUTSTANDING plays. If you give him any one of the quarterbacks that these other athletes have he would demolish the record books.
He is amazing watch his highlights. He beats his man by fifteen yards every throw. If he had a Joe Montana there is no doubt in my mind he would be as good if not better than Rice
Easily most gifted receiver well second behind Randy Moss. Strong physical guy who had hands. I'm a Texans fan so that's why I chose Andre he will never be a Colt. He easily should be in the H.O.F because he never had a quarter back and still racked up great stats. If he had a quarter back then he'd probably be top five wide receivers easily.V 12 Comments
You cannot put chad ocho cinco over this guy not even michael irvin is better then him... Best run after catch wr of all time next to jerry rice... There was a play where andre went across the middle and he breaks six or seven tackles and scores
If his team one just one Super Bowl, their would have been a different light shown on him. This guy had it all, speed, quickness, strength, tenacity, courage, attitude and brains. Never into self promotion, a total class act.
Absolute joke, Andre was a clutch over the middle receiver. Finally honored with his introduction into the hall of fame, something most of these clowns will never do
He should be higher on this listV 9 Comments
Amazing route runner, right behind marvin harrison!
Reg is an awesome route runner does not drop the ball and is number 7 all time and will finish number 1.
how do you get timed so slow and put up these kind of numbers this kid is the exact duplicate of rice.
NoV 5 Comments
I don't think they give wes a lot of credit down his field stuff because he so known of his short routes but he is very explosive down the field to he should be much more higher than Andre reed because he doesn't have 4 seasons with 110 reception.
Nothing against Welker but A. Reed played in the 1/2 spots not the slot. Also Welker plays in an era where it's a pass heavy league. Most of those seasons in NE the pats threw the ball 75-80% of their offensive plays. Welker is a beast, but if he A. Reed played his role now he'd be killing with stats as well
He is small you see, but is totally built like a tank and get out of tackles pretty dang easy - theTwister
Without Tom Brady he would suck - ATLTriumphV 17 Comments
Pound-for-pound toughest guy in NFL history. Smallest guy on the field, yet he's ALWAYS knocking people over (or juking them out of their shoes and then blowing by them). Steve Smith also ALWAYS shows up huge in big games. Has scored a TD in 9 of 11 playoff games. And 1 of the other 2 was a 100 yard receiving game last year. As a comparison, marvin harrison has scored a TD in 1 of 16 playoff games.
94? Seriously? This guy had the TRIPLE CROWN of receiving in football in 05. Only 3 players have ever done that before. Consistent 1000 yard seasons led to him being one of the best wide outs in the league. Plays with one of the biggest hearts in the NFl, and no one can touch him when he gets on fire.
steve smith is the best he is fast has endurance he is just the best ever jerry rice is good but steve smith is 28 or 29 and he is still good amazing
Smitty AGENT 89 Super Bowl 38V 35 Comments
Current record holder for most receptions in a game - Puppy_Dawgie
I like him because he can catch if you through the ball up he will make a big play that's why I vote for him
By daniel devine
Great player can catch almost anything did you see that catch in the pro bowl where he hit the ball of his shoe amazing
One of the best wide receivers ever, yet he has never been in the playoffs. - DoroExploro13V 15 Comments
Extremely good player, injuries have been affecting him lately sadly. He is often overlooked because he plays beside such talented wide outs, Julio jones and tiny Gonzales but is Atlantas greatest wide receiver of all time
Best offensive player in falcons history
Why is Roddy White even being considered?
bestV 7 Comments
Smoothest route runner of all time. Great down field blocker as well, sprung blocks for Bettis, Marshall Faulk, and Steven Jackson. Old school baby! Pro bowler and super bowl champion. Life time RAM! Hall of famer for sure.
He should be at least 5 come on. He has the number 1receiving yards, number 5 in receptions, and number 9 in touch downs and number 2 in average. He also has multiple recording records, was a great leader and is the rams won the super bowl! He has it all. And how can moss be 2 the only thing he beat Bruce in was the 40 yard dash! Everyone that voted has seen Randy play and is why they vote for him.
Set the record for receiving yards in a season for a few hours before Jerry Rice passed it the same day. He did it in a horrible offense, well before the Greatest Show On Turf. Retired 2nd all time in receiving yards. Should be higher than 19th without a doubt.
Isaac Bruce is easily top 10V 9 Comments
Paul Warfield is the best wide receiver in NFL History. An ultimate weapon, he had 85 touchdowns on teams that ran the ball first. He averaged 20 yds a catch over his career. His receptions to touchdowns ratio is one of the highest in NFL History. He was instumental in helping his teams great running games by being a great blocker and keeping defences from stacking up against the run because of his big play ability. He went over the middle with no fear and played during an era where defensive backs knocked receivers all over the place.
He was a track star in college in the sprints and long jump. He had an unbelievable 20 yards per reception career average. He was incredible to watch. Great hands, great leaping ability, and beautiful pass routes. Should be rated in the top ten.
I saw him play his entire career including 72 season, should be top 5 easy!, best route runner and by far leaping ability and great hands even across the middle
Top ten easilyV 10 Comments
One of the most precise route runners of all times. The younger guys don't know but he out thought and out worked the defenses. He also, worked with Unitas to set up plays based on the tendencies of the offense. He is a top 10 all time.
He was a pioneer that paved the way for others to follow who improved the position with analytical preparation that enhanced his natural abilities.
Unitas to Berry. The main target for John Unitas and they won a lot of Championships together.
THE BEST EVERV 4 Comments
Greatest of all time, young, fast, tall and a 5;8 wingspan it just don't get any better than that. I almost forgot the best one, future super bowl MVP!
He's the new kid on the block doing it big..
I know all about him he was my student teachers cousin he should be 16
He is the bestV 14 Comments
By the end of his career he will be a HOF WR and known as one of the greatest receivers of all time! Mark my Words...
One of the best up and coming receivers. Next Cowboy great.
Soon to be best cowboy wide receiver of all time
He's a beastV 19 Comments
I always felt that if not for the neck injury, we would be talking about Sterling has the best receiver to ever play the game. He had better speed than Rice, he was stronger & more physical than Rice, & he had incredible hands like Rice. He'll always be one of my all-time favorites long after people have forgotten about him as far as the record books show
Better stats then a lot of players on list for such a short career. Put his numbers next to Rice 1st 7 years in league and while rice has better numbers Sterling is not far behind.
He was the only good receiver on the team, everyone on the defense knew the ball was coming to him, and he still caught a record number of passes.
His name is Sharpe. I also think Sterling would have been viewed better if he didn't play at the same time as Jerry Rice.V 3 Comments
"Arguably the best deep threat of all time. An eight time pro bowler and maybe the best long range speed and hands combination ever. Held the all-time receiving record at time of retirement. "Overcame extreme adversity and renewed his image in the NFL. Possibly the most inspirational play as a veteran ever by having over a thousand yards at the age of 35 although playing in an arsenal of wide receivers such as Andre Reed on the Buffalo Bills in the early nineties. " - uhprodigy80
Best Long Range Speed and hands combination ever . Doesn't have
as much credit as he deserves because of early altercations in his career. 14,004 career yards multiple plays of 70 yards or more in career. - uhprodigy80
Lofton deserves to be in the top 10. Never even in a pass oriented offense but was a hard nosed, ultra talented football player with the stats to match.
Wow 36? How burnt is this list? Hines Ward and Donald Driver are jokes take them off this list.
Excellent route runner! Great hands, good speed. Big heart! Finish from my high school, W.O. Boston, member of my church, all in Lake Charles, LA. Attended my favorite college Grambling St ^^ one of the greatest coaches ever Coach Eddie Robinson! Also LONGEVITY! Great humanbeing!
If he can avoid injuries for 10 years there's no question he'll be at the top of the list. Just look at his stats for every year since his rookie season, excluding 2012 when he was out for most of the season and played injured the rest of that season. He's as fast as a cheetah (went to college on a track scholarship, not a football scholarship) hard to tackle, great hands, great ball control, impeccable timing, leaps like a gazel, always has his head in the game and makes great blocks when he's not receiving. Oh, and plus, he is absolutely amazing on special teams when there's an onside kick; 9 times out of 10 he's the one who comes up with the ball.
The only reason he's not nearer the top of this list is he's still new to the league and missed most of the 2012 season. Check back in 10 years and he'll be in the top 10. Rodgers to Nelson is a better power duo than Bradshaw to Swan.
He deserves better in madden NFL I won't stop passing to him
Why is he so low he should be in top 20
Jordy nelson is betterthan most of these reciversV 6 Comments
Use to give the Dolphins nightmares. Had some of his biggest games against them.
He should be ranked higher along with Stallworth and Morgan. Wesley is the reason I began watching the NFL in '78. He ran by dbs like the weren't there. I saw him in 87 on mnf vs a your corner from Patriots that he left 20 yards behind and had to stop and wait for the pass from Ken O'Brien to get to him... He was awesome!
Higher up on the list... #30 is way too low!
I can not believe in good conscience Stalworth was not in the top ten.GO STEELERS!!! - shirllene828
Why is this guy number 30 in the list he should absolutely be in the top 5
This man was in my opinion better than Lynn Swan. Way underrated.V 4 Comments
He is a beast you are crazy if you don't rank him top 20.
I think AJ Green, Odell Beckham Jr, Wes Welker, and a lot more are better. But still a crazy good receiver.
I like OBJ better but he's good to!
Cruz is A BEASTV 4 Comments
Most underrated player in NFL history... LOOK AT HIM, future hall of famer.
Greg Jennings and Chris carter are the best I have witness ed in my life
You can't say he is in the top 30 but he is GOOD
Greg should be number 16V 2 Comments
Before Chad Johnson (Or whatever his name is these days) There was Issac Curtis. Chad Johnson has had a good career with the Bengals, but so did Eddie Brown. But Issac Curtis in my opion is the best receiver in Bengals history. Ask Ken Anderson, who also happens to be the best quarterback in Bengals history.
If it wernt but for Isaac curtis most receivers wouldn't have the records they have now because of the 5 yard bump rule! He should be in the top 5!V 1 Comment
He should make #2, #1 should be Calvin Johnson, but this dude is a total boss! - lionsforlife
He is the boss, he should be in the top 20.
His already on the list twice - htoutlaws2012
Besides anquan boldin,Marvin jones he is the we on the Detroit lionsV 2 Comments
he is a monster. Leading his team to the superbowl this year
They are going to the Super Bowl! Yes he's the only reason they are there. Without him the team would stink awfully. The ravens should be glad that they had a chance to meet this cool dude!
One of the Toughest WR the the NFL has ever seen. While not the gratest athlete to ever play the game, he would out muscle a CB rather than out run one. He has sure, strong hands, some of the best in the NFL. While he is not as great as the guys in the top ten, this guy deserves higher than 57V 2 Comments
It's a real shame that Roddy White and Dez Bryant are ahead of Art Monk. I would take monk over almost all of the players ahead of him. A class act player who was the epitome of clutch. There is not a player today that I would rather have than Monk on my team. He would make the biggest catches at the biggest moments.
Check out how many catches this Redskin had, during Super Bowl years.
Art Monk was the best at what he did. He did it within the regular season, post-season or superbowls. He was the best of his era. He caught many balls during the seasons he played and stood out as a quiet leader.
Art Monk was the man. Check the record books and move him up the list quite a few spots.V 6 Comments
In their prime as WR'S I would want Andre on my team him and Fred B. From Oakland.V 1 Comment
I'm a Rams fan but Fred could do something these youngsters can't - catch everything thrown to him - he is definitely top ten. This poll is skewed by the younger voters.
Freddie B from FSU was the main reason stick-um was banned from NFL. Damn that southern boy could play... - damersh
Fred played at Florida, and Lester Hayes was responsible for the stickum, after he had 3 picks and the Raiders routed the Steelers in the 76 AFC CG. - Garebare48
... this is absolutely the most ridiculous rating of receivers imaginable. Listing Fred Biletnikoff off the Top 10 of all time, is like listing Seattle Slew off the Top 10 list of greatest thoroughbreds...
The man never dropped a pass, always made himself an easy target for every QB he played with, with moves so subtle and precise that he made the defenders look like they were stuck in the mud... with 1 last drive left to win the game, this is the man I'd want out there... He's Top 5 in my book... do your research guys and study a little history...
Best hands ever.V 15 Comments
Not only does he excell as a receiver but he's a team player who doesn't hesitate to block for his teammates or do whatever it takes to advance the Steelers as a whole.
Not as big of an athletic talent as some of the names on this list, but he knew how to get open, had excellent hands, blocked better than any receiver, and was tough as they come. The thing I loved most about watching him play was to see him take a bone-rattling hit and just pop up off the ground with a big smile on his face.
Hines Ward and Isaac Bruce are both VERY underrated, they are two of the best of all time. Jerry Rice I agree number one easy. T.O. should not be that high up at all, I don't care what stats show, he needs to stop eating the popcorn it gives him, wait for it... Butter fingers. - steelerfan_1743
41st, are you ' kidding' me! He's only the 12th WR to have 1000 receptions! He's also a Super Bowl MVP! Over 1000 yards in post season; a clutch player; hardly ever drops a pass; a great team player; probably the best blocking WR ever; he represents the toughness in which the NFL embodies more than any receiver ever played!V 19 Comments
He was a tight end
Should be at least in the thirities.
One of the few listed here in the Hall Of Fame...
Nickname was Sunshine, no one ever ran him down for a tackle
His book... "You can't catch Sunshine" can be purchased online.
Joe Namath wrote the three page intro to the book..
John was a class act, team player and REALLY was one of the greatest WR of all time. Not like these press/camera grabbing fools of today. - paulbrown1
Possibly the best pair of hands to ever play the game. Every catch was highlight material
Every catch was a world-class catch.
We Witnessed a real WR with great body, hand control and the ability to make impossible catches with DB's all over him. By far the most talented I've ever seen since then, even in today's modern Football era. His Talent alone should get him a nod from the Hall of Fame selection team.V 2 Comments
T.Y. Hilton little above average should be top 50 - lucassass
T.y. Hilton should atleleast be 60
He got hands.he scored two touchdowns agaist the bucs is talented
Most underrated receiver of all time. The guy is essesntially famous for being underrated but only gets love from saints fans and sports enthusiasts. In one of the most diva positions in all of sports he is a quiet, humble guy who year in and year out produces.
One. Of the best that the saints. Have!
He should be in the top 5
Should be in the 80'sV 1 Comment
Great athlete with strong hands. Knows how to high point the ball well and has amazing body control
Really good athlete strong hands good jump and always seams healthy - lucassass
After this season awesome year top 50 no doubt
TRASHV 2 Comments
he caught everything. he just was never blessed with a good team in detroit - keeno68
He is the second best wide receiver on the Detroit lionsV 2 Comments
He should not be even mentioned on this list
he is gay
Amazing, absolutely amazing, his concistancy is phenominal and his talent to make something out of nothing, making Tony Romo look even better.
One of the greatest ever in open space and an extremely talented rout runner, one of the best if not the best of his era
Best ever at running after the catch
Amazing player and teammate. Understood the game and how to run a route to make every yard count. I grew up watching him every week play hard make nearly every catch. He was why I played football.
Thank you Charlie Taylor..
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