The center position in the NFL is one that usually goes unnoticed, but it is extremely important to the continuity and success of an offense.
Throughout the history of the league, only a handful of individuals playing this position have been paid the ultimate respect—a bust in Canton.
With that said, there have been many great players to man the interior of the offensive line over the course of NFL history. It takes a special person to play this position—or might I say, an extremely intelligent individual.
You have to look at the nuances of playing the center position in order to best understand how difficult it is. The center has to snap the ball perfectly, immediately coming off the line to protect his quarterback and show great awareness in doing so.
While other offensive linemen don't have to worry about multiple pre-snap decisions, the center has to make the calls and put his quarterback in the position to succeed. In short, I have the utmost respect for individuals tasked to play center.
This article is going to focus on the top 10 centers in NFL history.