ESPN named the top 10 NFL players of all time and put running back Jim Brown as the number one player.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
2. Wider receiver Jerry Rice 3. Quarterback Joe Montana 4. Running back Walter Payton 5. Linebacker Lawrence Taylor 6. Quarterback Johnny Unitas 7. Quarterback John Elway 8. Linebacker Dick Butkus 9. Defensive lineman Reggie White 10. Quarterback Sammy Baugh tied with Defensive lineman Deacon Jones
Well, no one's gonna agree on this I bet, but for my money...
One of the all time best running backs. Great moves, speed and durability as a runner... as sound as a wide receiver when catching... always fell forward for extra yards... solid blocker for pass protect... and truly a decent human being (can't say that about all ballplayers, sadly).
He accomplished all that while playing for one of the consistently worst teams (the Bears) with tons of losing seasons. Thankfully, he was part of the '85 team that destroyed the Pats in the SuperBowl, finally earning him a ring.