Rank 'Em: NFL's greatest players

Created: November 5, 2010, 9:09 AM

Where does Deion Sanders rank?

Who are the greatest players in NFL history?

The NFL Network set out to rank the greatest players in the long history of the league and enlisted the help of football experts, including ESPN's Mike Golic and Ron Jaworski. The rankings that emerged when all the votes were in didn't sit too well with the NFL Network's own Deion Sanders. The highest-ranked non-active player not yet in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at No. 34, Sanders nonetheless felt that was about 30 spots too low.

What's your take on the greats of the gridiron? We've listed the top 35 below, as judged by the NFL Network panel of experts, but what's your take on the proper order?


 
 
  • WR
    1985-2004
    13 Pro Bowls
    10-time All-Pro
  • RB
    1957-65
    9 Pro Bowls
    8-time All-Pro
  • LB
    1981-93
    10 Pro Bowls
    8-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1979-94
    8 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
  • RB
    1975-87
    9 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1956-73
    10 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • DE
    1985-2000
    13 Pro Bowls
    8-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1998-present
    10 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • WR
    1935-45
    4 Pro Bowls
    8-time All-Pro
  • LB
    1965-73
    8 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • S
    1981-94
    10 Pro Bowls
    6-time All-Pro
  • OT
    1980-92
    11 Pro Bowls
    9-time All-Pro
  • DE
    1969-81
    10 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • QB/P
    1937-52
    6 Pro Bowls
    4-time All-Pro
  • DE
    1961-74
    8 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1946-55
    5 Pro Bowls
    7-time All-Pro
  • RB
    1989-98
    10 Pro Bowls
    6-time All-Pro
  • LB
    1996-present
    11 Pro Bowls
    7-time All-Pro
  • RB
    1930-37, 1943
    4-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1991-present
    11 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
  • QB
    2000-present
    5 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
  • RB/KR
    1965-71
    4 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1983-98
    9 Pro Bowls
  • G
    1973-85
    9 Pro Bowls
    7-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1983-99
    9 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
  • DT
    1961-74
    11 Pro Bowls
    7-time All-Pro
  • DT
    1962-76
    14 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • RB
    1990-2004
    8 Pro Bowls
    4-time All-Pro
  • LB
    1974-84
    9 Pro Bowls
    6-time All-Pro
  • CB
    1952-65
    7 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
  • DE
    1985-2003
    11 Pro Bowls
    8-time All-Pro
  • OT
    1957-67
    8 Pro Bowls
    8-time All-Pro
  • QB
    1939-50
    3 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
  • CB
    1989-2005
    8 Pro Bowls
    6-time All-Pro
  • LB-C
    1949-62
    8 Pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro