The Best Wide Receivers in NFL History

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NFL experts and fans alike have debated the question for decades: who are the best wide receivers in NFL history?  Well, we hope to contribute to the conversation with this article. considering the running abilities, good football cleats for wide receivers is a must.

Here are the 5 best wide receivers who graced the NFL with their skills.

5. Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin

He got the name after it became normal and expected for him to make huge plays in crucial games, both in college at the University of Miami and in the NFL.

And, not surprisingly, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

4. Larry Fitzgerald Jr.

Larry Fitzgerald Jr.

He now has the fifth most receiving yards in NFL history, and he also was the youngest player in the NFL to catch 1,000 receptions in his career. And Fitzgerald is the only player on this list who has not yet retired, although there is speculation that 2018 may be his last year.

3. Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens

He has the third most receiving touchdowns with 153. Also, he and eight other players are the only ones to have at least 1,000 career catches. (Side note: if this were a list of the most controversial NFL wide receivers, Owens would probably be number one or two.   

Throughout his career, Owens bounced around to different cities, playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, and the Seattle Seahawks.

2. Randy Moss

Randy Moss

He ranks second for the most catches in a season with 156. Some say he’s the best wide receiver to ever play the game, but there’s one person left to mention.

He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings where he played for seven years. He also played for the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, and New England Patriots.

1. Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice

He was a 13-time Pro Bowl selectee and a 12-time All-Pro selectee. Plus, he won three Super Bowls, all with the San Francisco 49ers.

He also was the fastest player to get 100 touchdowns, and the fastest to get 12k, 13k, 14k, and 15k receiving yards. On top of that (and probably the reason he holds so many records), he holds the record for most games played in a regular season.

Above are the best wide receivers in NFL history. How could Rice not be the best wide receiver in NFL history?

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