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This is a pretty obvious choice. Jerry Rice is the greatest receiver of all-time. There's really no debate about it. It would be like debating whether or not Wayne Gretzky is the greatest hockey player of all-time.
Jerry Rice is a 13-time Pro Bowler, a 10-time First Team All-Pro, a Hall-of-Famer, a 3-time Super Bowl champion, 1987's MVP, 1988's Super Bowl MVP, and finally, Offensive Player of the Year in 1993.
There is simply nothing that Rice didn't do.
He was the best receiver in the game all throughout the mid to late 80's and into the entire 90's decade; in his late 30's with the Oakland Raiders in the early 00's, he was still a top 10 receiver.
Rice is No. 1 in all major receiving categories; the second best player on the receiving TD's list is 44 behind Rice's record 197 TD grabs. He leads the second best player in receiving yards, Terrell Owens, by 7,000 yards with over 22,000. Rice leads the second best player in career receptions by nearly 500 receptions on the all-time list.
Other than Rice's many career accomplishments, the highlight of his career was probably Super Bowl 23 in Miami, Florida.
Rice posted 11 receptions for 215 yards and a TD to lift the Niners to Montana's third Super Bowl, and Rice's first.
To this day, Rice holds single game records in the Super Bowl for receiving yards with 215, receptions with 11, and receiving TD's with three in two different games (SB 24 and 29).
Jerry Rice is one of the few instances in which is legacy/popularity was just as large as the quarterbacks that were throwing the ball to him.