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The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players was a 10-part series presented by the NFL Network, with each one-hour show revealing 10 players in a countdown of the top 100 of all time as determined by a blue-ribbon panel. Each player was presented by a noteworthy individual in the world of sports and entertainment explaining what made that player one of the greats.

Top 100Edit

The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players
• Presented by the NFL Network •
NFL Fans No. Player Pos Team Career Status Presenter
1 1 Rice1 Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 1985–2005 HOF Jon Gruden
2 9 JBrown1 Jim Brown FB Browns helmet Cleveland Browns 1957–1965 HOF Burt Reynolds
3 12 LTaylor1 Lawrence Taylor OLB Giants helmet New York Giants 1981–1993 HOF Bill Parcells
4 2 Montana1 Joe Montana QB 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 1979–1994 HOF Jerry Rice
5 3 Payton1 Walter Payton RB Bears helmet Chicago Bears 1975–1987 HOF Jim Brown
6 14 Unitas1 Johnny Unitas QB Colts helmet Baltimore Colts 1955–1973 HOF Frank Deford
7 11 White1 Reggie White DE Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 1984–1998 HOF Mike Holmgren
8 5 PManning1 Peyton Manning QB Colts helmet Indianapolis Colts 1998–2015 Ray Lewis
9 -- Hutson1 Don Hutson WR Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 1935–1945 HOF Peter King
10 18 Butkus1 Dick Butkus MLB Bears helmet Chicago Bears 1965–1973 HOF Howard Mudd
11 17 Lott1 Ronnie Lott S 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 1981–1995 HOF --
12 80 Munoz1 Anthony Munoz OT Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals 1980–1992 HOF --
13 29 JGreene1 Joe Greene DT Steelers helmet Pittsburgh Steelers 1969–1981 HOF --
14 -- Baugh1 Sammy Baugh QB Redskins helmet Washington Redskins 1937–1952 HOF Bill Belichick
17 4 Sanders1 Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet Detroit Lions 1989–1998 HOF --
18 16 RLewis1 Ray Lewis MLB Ravens helmet Baltimore Ravens 1996–2012 Marvin Lewis
19 -- Bronko Nagurski FB Bears helmet Chicago Bears 1930–1937 HOF --
20 6 Favre1 Brett Favre QB Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 1991–2010 HOF Steve Mariucci
21 20 Brady1 Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet New England Patriots 2000–Active Patriots helmet Derek Jeter
22 26 Sayers1 Gale Sayers RB Bears helmet Chicago Bears 1965–1971 HOF Billy Dee Williams
23 8 Elway1 John Elway QB Broncos helmet Denver Broncos 1983–1999 HOF Marty Schottenheimer
24 -- Hannah1 John Hannah G Patriots helmet New England Patriots 1973–1985 HOF Joe Klecko
25 7 Marino1 Dan Marino QB Dolphins helmet Miami Dolphins 1983–1999 HOF Alex Rodriguez
26 -- Bob Lilly DT Cowboys helmet Dallas Cowboys 1961–1974 HOF Dan Reeves
27 -- MOlsen1 Merlin Olsen DT Rams helmet Los Angeles Rams 1956–1969 HOF Jerry Kramer
28 10 ESmith2 Emmitt Smith RB Cowboys helmet Dallas Cowboys 1990–2004 HOF Daryl Johnston
29 41 Lambert1 Jack Lambert MLB Steelers helmet Pittsburgh Steelers 1974–1984 HOF Chuck Klosterman
30 -- Night Train Lane CB Lions helmet Detroit Lions 1952–1965 HOF Jerry Glanville
31 33 Bruce Smith1 Bruce Smith DE Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 1985–2003 HOF Luke Russert
32 -- Jim Parker T Colts helmet Baltimore Colts 1957–1967 HOF Raymond Berry
33 -- Sid Luckman QB Bears helmet Chicago Bears 1939–1950 HOF Marv Levy
34 19 DSanders1 Deion Sanders CB Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons 1989–2005 HOF Michael Irvin
35 -- Chuck Bednarik C/LB Eagles helmet Philadelphia Eagles 1949–1962 HOF Ray Didinger
36 -- RBerry1 Raymond Berry WR Colts helmet Baltimore Colts 1955–1967 HOF Frank Deford
37 76 Jim Thorpe RB Cardinals helmet Chicago Cardinals 1915–1928 HOF Sally Fields
38 -- Alworth1 Lance Alworth WR Chargers helmet San Diego Chargers 1962–1972 HOF Jerry Jones
39 -- Marchetti1 Gino Marchetti DE Colts helmet Baltimore Colts 1952–1966 HOF --
40 44 Simpson1 O.J. Simpson RB Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 1969–1979 HOF Chuck Klosterman
80 25 Aikman2 Troy Aikman QB Cowboys helmet Dallas Cowboys 1989–2000 HOF Drew Brees
81 13 SYoung1 Steve Young QB 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 1984–1999 HOF Mike Holmgren
82 32 MAllen1 Marcus Allen RB Raiders helmet Oakland Raiders 1982–1997 HOF Matt Millen
83 -- Van Brocklin Norm Van Brocklin QB Rams helmet Los Angeles Rams 1949–1960 HOF Sonny Jurgensen
84 -- Joe Schmidt OLB Lions helmet Detroit Lions 1953–1965 HOF Jerry Glanville
85 -- HendricksOAK1 Ted Hendricks OLB Raiders helmet Oakland Raiders 1969–1983 HOF Howie Long
86 -- WDavis1 Willie Davis DE Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 1958–1969 HOF Bobby Mitchell
87 -- Crazylegs1 Crazylegs Hirsch WR Rams helmet Los Angeles Rams 1946–1957 HOF M. MacCambridge
88 46 Ed Reed1 Ed Reed S Ravens helmet Baltimore Ravens 2002–2013 Hines Ward
89 -- Ernie Nevers FB Cardinals helmet Chicago Cardinals 1915–1928 HOF Steve Hirdt
90 27 Warner00-01 Kurt Warner QB Rams helmet St. Louis Rams 1998–2009 HOF Nick Bakay
91 50 Tarkenton1 Fran Tarkenton QB Vikings helmet Minnesota Vikings 1961–1978 HOF Amy Klobuchar
92 40 Irvin2 Michael Irvin WR Cowboys helmet Dallas Cowboys 1988–1999 HOF Troy Aikman
93 -- Sam Huff MLB Giants helmet New York Giants 1956–1969 HOF Sonny Jurgensen
96 -- Mel Hein C/LB Giants helmet New York Giants 1931–1945 HOF Steve Hirdt
97 66 DBrooks1 Derrick Brooks OLB Buccaneers helmet Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995–2008 HOF Jon Gruden
98 -- Selmon1 Lee Roy Selmon DE Buccaneers helmet Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976–1984 HOF Ron Wolf
99 47 Strahan1 Michael Strahan DE Giants helmet New York Giants 1993–2007 HOF Jon Runyan
100 42 Namath2 Joe Namath QB Jets helmet New York Jets 1965–1977 HOF Spike Lee

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