10 NFL Players That Will Be Etched In History
By Space Coast Daily // October 11, 2021
The NFL has had quite an illustrious history, and there have been a fair share of some really iconic players that we have watched on the field.
But these icons are more than just famous sportspeople. When we place our bets as football season hits, we look for the superstars we know will go down in history. No one is looking at NFL player prop bets and ignoring the superstars of the field.
There are plenty of players that have graced our TV screens, the field, and our hearts with their immense game, and we know they will be remembered for decades to come long after their careers are over. For some, their careers have long been over, and we still remember their names every football season to this day.
So, let’s look at the top 10 NFL players that are etched into our history and our very souls.
There is no shadow of a doubt that Tom Brady was going to be on this list. The infamous quarterback has been astounding in this many years of football. He is a walking legend and graced the New England Patriots with some incredible feats.
His records are unmatched, remaking the highest standard of football in his name. Nowadays, when you think ‘quarterback’ it is likely that Brady is the first name to pop into your mind.
He has 22 years of experience under his belt at the age of 44, he has literally spent half his life being an absolute legend on the field. He started playing for the Buccaneers in 2020, and in the February 2021 Super Bowl, he showed his skill for his new team. There’s just no beating Brady!
You could easily argue that Dan Marino is the greatest player of all time to not win a Super Bowl, however, you could also say that he is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever walk the earth.
He was the face of the Dolphins for many years, and he played quarterback amazingly, setting countless records in his time. He played from 1983 until 1999. He was awarded NFL MVP in 1984, only a year after he started his career, and in the same year he also received the Offensive Player of the Year award too! The same year he also got the Bert Bell Award.
He was quite the legend on the field. However, he didn’t end his football career, from 2014 he has been a special advisor to the Dolphins.
Let’s be fair, everyone knows who Brian Piccolo was, and every one knows his life story thanks to ‘Brian’s Song’ the motion picture. He was an incredible running back for the Bears back in the 60s, however cancer cut his career and his life terribly short.
He died aged only 26, however, in the time of his career, he did some amazing things as a running back. He played for the bears for four years before his life was taken from him, and in that take he was ACC Player of the Year in 1964, and Second-team All-American the same year. He managed 927 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns, 537 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown.
A hero, gone, but not forgotten.
A legend, the very heart, and soul of the nearly unbeatable Chicago Bears defense in 1985. Singletary was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after his incredible career as one of the NFL’s absolute best linebackers.
He won an incredible amount of awards in the 9 years he played. However, when his career ended in 1992, he hardly disappeared and became a coach, coaching the Ravens from ‘03 to ‘04 and his most recent known team being the TSL Generals who he coached as the defensive coordinator in 2020.
You couldn’t recognize LaDainian Tomlinson on the streets as he plays with a tinted visor, but this visor is part of his magic. He is also one of the greatest running backs we have seen in recent years. He played for the Chargers from 2001 until 2009, and then the New York Jets from 2010 until 2011.
His highlights and awards are endless, having won the MVP in 2006, the Offensive Player of the Year award in 2006, the Bert Bell Award, also in 2006. And having an astounding 13,684 rushing yards under his belt.
Even the people who are not football fans know about Terrell Owens. He is not only one of the best wide receivers we have ever seen play, but he even had his own reality show known as the T.O show! He is also one of the biggest Prima Dona wide receivers of all time as well!
He played from 2003 until 2012 for the 49ers, the Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, Bengals, and Wranglers and also did some off season practice with the Seahawks too.
He made an amazing 15,934 receiving yards in his career, and his yards per reception were 14.8. Truly amazing!
Steve Young is probably one of the top quarterbacks to ever play the game. He was left-handed, and he managed to always turn nothing into something, he was a true legend.
His career had him playing for the Los Angeles Express from ‘84 until ‘85, then for the Buccaneers from ‘85 until ‘86 and finally for the 49ers from ‘87 until ‘99. He received many awards and is renowned as an extremely efficient passer, even holding a record for it.
Elway is up there in the greatest quarterbacks. He won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos, and was named league MVP in 1987, and was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. He will always pop into find when you think of the Broncos, you can count on it.
Many would believe Moss to be the most talented player to ever grace the field, and they would not be wrong, he was a freak, in his talent, his incredible catches and his personality. We have no doubt we won’t see brilliance to such a degree again.
Okay, Bradshaw may not have been the most talented, or the most effective quarterback in NFL history, but he was a winner, and he led the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins. He is an icon and a legend in Pittsburgh, and we are not surprised.