NFL The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s  

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Wide receivers are some of the flashiest and most exciting players in the NFL. They can very quickly turn the tide of a game with one spectacular catch. When talking about 80s wide receivers, there are plenty of great players to make this list of the best wide receivers of the 80s! This was a decade of remarkable talent at the wide receiver position. So take a look at this list of 80s WRs and vote for up favorites!

When looking at 1980s wide receivers, is Jerry Rice your favorite? Is it Michael Irvin? Or is it somebody else that really played at high level during the 80s? Take a look at the top wide receivers of the 1980s and vote up the players you think left an indelible mark on the game of football.

Who are the greatest wide receivers of the 80s? 
list ordered by

1
126 15
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils football, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos

2
84 37
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Seattle Seahawks

3
71 34
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings

4
66 35
Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, Syracuse Orange football, New York Jets

5
62 34
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders

6
46 20
Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
San Francisco 49ers, Clemson Tigers football

7
56 28
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos

8
46 22
Sterling Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
South Carolina Gamecocks football, Green Bay Packers

9
67 39
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Dallas Cowboys

10
47 23
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Pittsburgh Steelers

11
56 34
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Pittsburgh Steelers, USC Trojans football

12
52 29
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

13
35 17
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

14
35 18
Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

15
36 20
Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Florida Bobcats, Miami Dolphins

16
47 30
Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, James Madison Dukes football

17
35 20
Wes Chandler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

18
35 21
John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

19
36 23
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

20
34 26
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Florida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

21
17 10
Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

22
25 21
Ernest Givins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars

23
12 9
Pat Tilley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

24
25 23
John Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

25
20 18
Drew Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s