Yesterday, NFL Network revealed the top ten players within their Top 100 NFL's Greatest Players series. Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice was ranked as the top player at the number one spot.
Rice, who was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this offseason, gathered an amazing portfolio of stats during his 20 seasons in the NFL. He had 1,549 receptions for 22,895 yards and 197 touchdowns.
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Another San Francisco 49ers player on in the top ten was the legendary quarterback Joe Montana, who ranked number four on the list, first among quarterbacks.
Joe Montana ranks at number four
Jerry Rice and Joe Montana ranked numbers one and two respectively among the fans' ranking.
Below is a list of the top 10 greatest players according to the series.
1. Jerry Rice
2. Jim Brown
3. Lawrence Taylor
4. Joe Montana
5. Walter Payton
6. Johnny Unitas
7. Reggie White
8. Peyton Manning
9. Don Hutson
10. Dick Butkus
View the complete Top 100 list