I love rankings. I’m a sucker for them. So when The NFL Network began airing a series on the Top 100 Greatest NFL Players of All Time I was in. The series has been very good thus far, perhaps only falling short of the America’s Game series and the old Super Bowl highlight shows up until the mid-80s. Ten players are covered each week and they are “introduced” by someone else, like a celebrity, a former or current player or coach, or perhaps even a personality from another sport. It serves as a good introduction to some of the old players for fans today who are not students of the sport’s history.
There are two episodes remaining. Twenty players to go. You can see the list as it stands right here. Later on you’ll be to click there and, presumably, see if what I’m about to do is close to right.
Here is who I think the NFL Network is going to deem the top 20 players of all time. I feel pretty confident that the twenty I have here are the ones they’ll reveal. I’ve listed them in the order I think they’ll reveal them. Comments are free. Continue reading