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
107 10
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
69 30
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Seattle Seahawks

3
55 26
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
55 28
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
54 28
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Dallas Cowboys

6
38 16
Sterling Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
South Carolina Gamecocks football, Green Bay Packers

7
54 29
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
46 25
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos

9
34 16
Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
San Francisco 49ers, Clemson Tigers football

10
37 19
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Pittsburgh Steelers

11
48 29
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Pittsburgh Steelers, USC Trojans football

12
44 27
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

13
29 15
Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

14
41 26
Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, James Madison Dukes football

15
30 17
Wes Chandler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

16
26 16
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
28 18
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Florida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

18
28 18
John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

19
29 19
Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Florida Bobcats, Miami Dolphins

20
29 21
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

21
11 7
Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

22
21 18
John Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

23
17 15
Drew Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

24
8 6
Pat Tilley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

25
20 20
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Tulsa Golden Hurricane football, Dallas Cowboys

26
17 17
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

27
18 19
Ernest Givins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars

28
6 6
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added

29
15 19
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
2 7
Jerry Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s
Todd Naughton added