These days, wide receiver is a premier position in the NFL. Next to quarterbacks, it is the wide outs who get the most attention, scrutiny, and criticism when things go both right and wrong for a team. And over the years, there have been many WRs with big personalities who have become stars and even prima donnas in the league. Even today, wide receivers such as Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown continue to generate headlines and serve as the face of their team and often the NFL shield. With all this in mind, we thought it time to look at the 10 best NFL wide receivers of all time, regardless of era. Enjoy!
10. Marvin Harrison
Team: Indianapolis Colts (1996-2008)
What would Peyton Manning’s career have been like without wide receiver Marvin Harrison? It’s a fair question to ask, and many sports writers have spoke on the matter. That’s because Harrison was the reason for much of the Indianapolis Colts’ success in the 2000s, when Manning was at his peak. Known for his ability to get open in any type of coverage and catch literally any ball thrown his way, Harrison was a force to be reckoned with during his 12 years with the Colts. Albeit a quiet force — no one will accuse him of being a diva wide receiver. And so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Harrison has already been inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Throughout his playing days, Harrison was as consistent a wide receiver as has ever laced up a pair of cleats. His career took off during Manning’s second year in 1999; from that season until 2006, he posted 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns every single year.