The debate happens all the time, who is the greatest football player of all-time?
Marino? Brown? Montana? Sanders? Rice? Payton? Butkus? Brady? Manning? LT? Unitas? Smith? Sayers?
I think it is safe to say the G.O.A.T.(Greatest Of All Time) resides on the offensive side of the ball. With that being said, to me there is no debate…JERRY LEE RICE is the G.O.A.T.
Look at the players I named. Does anything stand out? Rice is the ONLY receiver named. You can have the QB debate all day. You can have the RB debate all day. You can have the LB debate all day. The WR debate, starts and ends with Rice. Still not convinced? Here are the facts…
Records Rice holds
208 total touchdowns, 33 more than the next guy
22,895 receiving yards, 691 more than the next guy
1,549 receptions, 400 more than the next guy at the starts of the 2012 season
1,848 yards, most gained in a season
17 seasons with 50 or more receptions
14 seasons of 1000 or more receiving yards
274 straight games with a reception
197 receiving TDs
13 consecutive games with passing TDs
23,540 yards from scrimmage
23,546 yards gained
13 time Pro Bowler. 12 time All Pro selection. 3 Super Bowl rings. 1 Super Bowl MVP. 2 time NFL Offensive POY. 3 time NFC POY. Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
In the words of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, “Men lie. Women lie. Number’s don’t.”