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The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

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Please the rank players only based on their on-field accomplishments

The best wide receivers of all time are a group of elite athletes inclusive of some of the best athletes of all time. The greatest wide receivers are the ones that make amazing plays every game while simultaneously making the little plays that move the ball down the field. These are the top wide receivers ever to play the game of football.

These elite football players are members of pro-bowl squads, Super Bowl winners, and all-around all-star football players. Some, like WR Jerry Rice, became the stuff of football legend while they were still playing, while others like Wes Welker are just making their marks as the go-to wide receivers on franchise teams. Most of the top wide receivers in the NFL are on this list, and whether they are the best wide receivers currently in the NFL or the best wide receivers in the history of the NFL, they all have a fighting chance to land at #1 on the list of the best wide receivers ever.

Who are the best wide receivers of all time? What are the qualities of the top wide receivers? Who is the greatest wide receiver ever? These are some of the questions this list looks to tackle with its compilation of the best wide receivers of all time. There are scores of famous wide receivers in the history of the NFL, so if you don't see your favorite wide receiver on the list, make sure to add him so other users can vote for him to move up this list of the greatest wide receivers of all time.

If you want a little more football after checking out this list of the best wide receivers in NFL history, check out the best touchdown celebrations of all time to see some of these guys in endzone action.

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list ordered by
  • Jerry Rice
    1
  • Randy Moss
    2
  • Calvin Johnson
    3
  • Larry Fitzgerald
    4
  • Julio Jones
    6
  • Cris Carter
    7
  • Marvin Harrison
    8
  • Michael Irvin
    9
  • Steve Smith
    10
  • Steve Largent
    11
  • Reggie Wayne
    12
  • Terrell Owens
    13
  • Sterling Sharpe
    14
  • Tim Brown
    15
  • Hines Ward
    16
  • Andre Reed
    17
  • Andre Johnson
    18
  • Antonio Brown
    19
  • Lynn Swann
    20
  • Fred Biletnikoff
    21
  • Art Monk
    22
  • John Stallworth
    23
  • Torry Holt
    24
  • Don Hutson
    25