ESPN gathered 50 analysts, consultants and reporters not too long ago to find out who the best of all time (GOAT) gamers are within the historical past of the NFL at each place. They launched their rankings for seven offensive positions on Tuesday, with the likes of Tom Brady and Jerry Rice dominating the vote to unsurprisingly seize GOAT standing at quarterback and broad receiver, respectively.
While Brady garnered 44 of the 50 first-place votes and Rice captured 45 first-place tallies, the remaining 5 positional battles have been considerably nearer. Rob Gronkowski gained the GOAT title at tight finish (23 votes), Anthony Munoz was first amongst offensive tackles (27 votes), Larry Allen was named the GOAT offensive guard (21 votes) and Mike Webster barely completed on high at heart with 15 votes.
Perhaps probably the most controversial outcome got here with the working again rankings although, the place all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith positioned simply fourth (three votes), behind Jim Brown (23 votes), Barry Sanders (14 votes) and Walter Payton (six votes), however forward of Marshall Faulk (two votes), Eric Dickerson (one vote) and LaDainian Tomlinson (one vote). At 18,355 profession speeding yards, some consider that Smith’s report is without doubt one of the most unbreakable within the sport, so when the GOAT rankings got here out, many have been flabbergasted to see the place the Hall of Famer stood.