There is nothing more thrilling than watching a football game live. Some are even lucky enough to have witnessed some of the United States’ best players make history, while others can only watch re-runs of their awe-inspiring games.
Join us as we pay homage to some of the States’ toughest, boldest and most talented NFL players of all time. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who has witnessed one of their incredible games live.
First up we have legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas. Known for his influence to introduce the fourth-quarter comeback and two-minute drill, Unitas has also won numerous awards for his spectacular performance during his career.
With four Lombardi trophies on his belt, Joe Montana comes in at our number two spot. Perhaps one of the most underestimated players in NFL, Montana wowed teammates and crowds with his agility as a quarterback.
Jerry Rice is known as the best wide receiver in NFL history. With a total of 208 touchdowns and many more record-breaking feats, Jerry Rice deserves his spot on this list. His success as an NFL wide receiver can be attributed to his passion for giving it his best.
Considered as one of the most powerful and fastest linebackers in the history of NFL, Lawrence Taylor gets our number four spot. His passion and drive during his 13-year career in pro ball afforded the evolution of offensive schemes.
Jim Brown played running back during the late 50’s and early ’60s. Known for his speed and agility, Brown broke countless NFL records even though he only played for nine seasons. Scoring a total of 106 touchdowns, Brown reaches the number five spot on our list.
Another legendary running back on our list is none other than Walter Payton. With a total of 110 touchdowns and incredible performances during his 13-year career, Payton was hands down one of the NFL’s top running backs.
At our number seven spot, we’ve got the exceptional linebacker, Dick Butkus. Known for his brute strength as a linebacker, Butkus was feared by many of his opponents. His discipline and dedication to the game paired with incredible sportsmanship get him on our list.
Perhaps one of the younger NFL stars featured on our list, Tom Brady needs no formal introduction. With five Lombardi trophies and four Super Bowl MVP awards, Brady is known as one of the best quarterbacks of all time.
One of the legendary defensive ends, Reggie White left his mark solid on NFL history. During his 15-year career, he played during 13 Super Bowl games, won two Player of the Year awards and won a game with the Packers.
And last but not least, we’ve got Don Hutson. Hutson is honored for holding some of NFL’s records for decades. To this day holds the record for scoring the most touchdowns for the most seasons. Hutson is seen as one of the NFL’s most talented players for his time.
And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed this roundup of some of the States’ very best NFL players. Did you have the privilege to watch any of their games live? If you love football and would love to see one of your heroes added to our list, be sure to contact the team at The Champion and we’ll be sure to add it here.