1. Sammy Baugh
2. Jim Brown
3. Jerry Rice
4. Joe Montana
5. (tie)Ray Nitschke, Dick Butkus, Lawrence Taylor
Baugh as jack of all trades, and master of all of them
Brown, Rice and Montana dominating their offensive positions.
Nitschke, Butkus, and Taylor take your pick we need a linebacker on the list.
I saw all but Baugh & Brown play as I have been watching football for over 40 years. I doubt we have a zoner who saw Baugh play he last played in 1952. I have seen and heard enough about him to put him #1. I believe #2-#4 you could have them in any order and I wouldn't argue.
Making a top 5 is tough. Honorable mention to Deacon Jones and Ronnie Lott.
[ Edited by BobS on Aug 24, 2010 at 9:59 PM ]