Hot topic: Jerry Rice the greatest ever?

February, 1, 2010
2/01/10
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Was Jerry Rice the greatest player in NFL history?

The earlier item exploring Hall of Fame credentials for 2010 finalists with NFC West ties raised the possibility.

"Come on," blog regular redzone59 replied. "You could argue he was the greatest player at his position ..."

I've had that conversation and it wasn't even close. Rice was the consensus choice as the NFL's top receiver.

Give me your greatest player in history and tell me where Rice does not measure up. Is there another player who was, without a doubt, the absolute best player at his position in the history of the game?

I'll revisit this one later in the week, referencing some of the more compelling comments left here. Thanks in advance.

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