The sport of football is a beautiful thing. The quarterback airing out the ball to a striding receiver down field—no, wait a minute, football is at its best when the running back is smashing into linebackers and working his way to the end zone.
Football is at its best when the running back is smashing into burley linebackers, when he's dancing and juking his way to pay dirt—that's when.
A running back in football is like an artist. The running back receives the ball, and it's almost freelancing from there. He has to hit the correct hole, and it's up to him how he gets there—whether he uses graceful spins, electric jukes, or just bulldozes his way over defenders.
The NFL has a rich history, and that history is filled with graceful, violent and tremendous running backs.
It's so hard to determine who are the best running backs in NFL history, but I am going to attempt that.
Here are the 50 greatest running backs in NFL history.