The NFL has supplied endless entertainment for fans all over the world for many years. Now 100 years after its founding, the league remains an institution in American life. The players and teams involved have also delighted sports betting enthusiasts season after season, and sites like Borgata have facilitated thousands of bets placed on the league over time.
The 2019/2020 season may well be over, but that doesn’t mean that platforms such as Draftkings aren’t already shaping up their markets for next season. You can already see a range of markets such as tournament outrights and MVP players, but that is for you to find out.
Now, back to the purpose of this short read — to identify the most prolific NFL players to ever grace the game. It’s all right here for your reading enjoyment.
1. Tom Brady
Even if you’ve never watched an NFL game in your entire life, you’ve probably heard of Tom Brady. He’s an icon for NFL enthusiasts across the globe, and his performances on the field have already earned him a legacy that will live on for years. The fact that he’s still competing at such a high level in his 40s is simply amazing too.
Brady has actually played in the Super Bowl nine times, and he’s been in the NFL for 20 seasons. How about that for a record? He is a sensational quarterback, and we hope he keeps it up for more seasons if his body permits.
2. Jim Brown
God bless Jim Brown; he’s still with us today and he’s well into his 80s. Brown was an absolute man-mountain back in his playing days, standing at 6 feet, 2 inches and weighing over 230 pounds. He was electrifying on the field, and his size and structure were just too much for anyone to handle back in the ’60s.
Jim Brown actually holds the NFL record for “per-game production,” as he averaged over 100 yards per game back in the day, which is a record that hasn’t been broken even in 2020.
3. Jerry Rice
Jerry Rice enjoyed almost 20 years in the NFL before retiring back in 2006, and the statistics that this man posted during his career speak for themselves. Rice had the most receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns of any other player in the NFL — talk about relentless.
His ex-teammates still go on today about how much of an animal Rice was both on the practice field and the game field. He truly has left a legacy that will go down as one of the best in history, and he’s still highly active in the NFL world today.
4. Joe Montana
Joe Montana was a three-time MVP in the league, four-time Super Bowl winner, competed in eight pro-bowls — shall we continue? The resume that this guy has is just phenomenal, and he was the best of the best back in his heyday for the 49ers.
Joe Montana really was one of the best quarterbacks of his day, and debatably, we haven’t seen another with the same consistency as him to this day — besides maybe Tom Brady, of course.