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
96 9
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
61 28
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Seattle Seahawks

3
48 23
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Dallas Cowboys

4
44 20
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos

5
50 25
Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, Syracuse Orange football, New York Jets

6
48 24
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings

7
48 26
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders

8
32 15
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
40 23
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

10
26 11
Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

11
27 13
Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
San Francisco 49ers, Clemson Tigers football

12
38 23
Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, James Madison Dukes football

13
41 26
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Pittsburgh Steelers, USC Trojans football

14
27 14
Wes Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

15
28 17
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Pittsburgh Steelers

16
22 12
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

17
24 14
John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

18
25 15
Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Florida Bobcats, Miami Dolphins

19
26 16
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

20
23 14
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Florida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

21
19 13
John Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

22
8 3
Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

23
16 11
Drew Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

24
6 3
Pat Tilley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

25
17 15
Ernest Givins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars

26
15 13
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

27
16 16
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Tulsa Golden Hurricane football, Dallas Cowboys

28
3 2
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

29
12 16
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Oregon Ducks football

30
1 4
Jerry Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added