Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has one of the best nicknames in the NFL. He's the "Muscle Hamster." Just like Martin, there are hundreds of players in the NFL with nicknames given to them by fellow players, announcers, fans and family throughout the years.
From "Matty Ice" Ryan to "Big Ben" Roethlisberger to "The Samoan Headhunter" Troy Polamalu, the nicknames in the NFL are wild and rampant.
The top five nicknames in the NFL today are going to fit all three of the main staples that make a nickname great: They have to be simple, effective and creative.