All-Time Greatest NFL Players By Jersey Numbers: 1-10
A player can be remembered by their numbers. Michael Jordan had 23. Jackie Robinson had 42. But how about the NFL? Let's take a look!
1: Warren Moon
A football veteran in America and Canada, Moon broke the color barrier and became the first and only African-American quarterback voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He went to nine Pro Bowls, was Pro Bowl MVP, threw for almost 50,000 yards, and has his jersey number retired by the Tennessee Titans.
2: Matt Ryan
It's a little early to put him on here, but he shows some talent. He's thrown for over 6,000 yards and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year. He also took the Falcons to the playoffs his rookie year.
3: Bronko Nagurski
He has numbers retired by the University of Minnesota and Chicago Bears, was a member of the 1930s All-Decade team, the 75th Anniversary team, a Hall of Famer, and a nutcase.
This man has some crazy urban legends. It was said that he was given the game-winning ball and ate it. He may not have had an ounce of fat in him during his playing days. My favorite urban legend of him was told by George Halas. Bronko ran through a pile of defensive players and crashed into a brick wall so hard he made a crack in the wall.
4: Brett Favre
As much as I hate Favre, he's been a phenomenal quarterback. He's thrown for more yards and touchdowns than any quarterback in NFL history, was named league MVP three years in a row, won a Super Bowl, and will be a first ballot Hall of Famer.
5: Paul Hornung
Donovan McNabb was almost my pick for No. 5, but Hornung wasn't too bad either. He is a Hall of Famer, 1961 NFL MVP, a member of the 1960s All-Decade team, over 60 total touchdowns, and was also a safety and kicker.
6: Jay Cutler
A controversial pick, but in four years in the NFL, he's thrown for over 12,000 yards, 81 touchdowns, over 1,000 completions, and went to a Pro Bowl. Give him time!
7: John Elway
Who else?! He took the Broncos to five Super Bowls, was league MVP, Super Bowl MVP, threw for over 50,000 yards, 300 touchdowns, and is in the Hall of Fame.
8: Steve Young
He retired with the highest QB rating in NFL history, threw for over 33,000 yards, rushed for over 4,000 yards, a 2-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Famer.
9: Sonny Jurgensen
With the Eagles and Redskins, he threw for over 32,000 yards, 250 touchdowns, 2,400 completions, five time Pro Bowler, and Hall of Famer. Maybe in a few years, Drew Brees will take his place here.
10: Fran Tarkenton
He was the first scrambling quarterback, went to nine Pro Bowls, over 3,000 completions, 47,000 yards, 340 touchdowns, and is a Hall of Famer.