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The NFL’s Greatest Wide Receivers of the Modern Era


When I say modern Era, I’m speaking of work done by a wide receiver post-1980 -Current. I base this list on great work ethic, longevity, amount done in a period of time, records, stamina throughout the game, big time moments for them and their teams, and the impact they left on the game.

🏈 – Inducted into the NFL Hall Of Fame

Honorable Mentions: We don’t have any, this list is perfect!

Calvin Johnson

So much more we wanted from “Megatron”, but he walked away to soon. He was better than the rest, almost outshining the number 2 player on this list. His records stand as a HOF type of list.

James Lofton🏈


He was Jerry Rice before Jerry Rice

Isaac Bruce

Without him, there would be no “greatest show on turf”.

Steve Largent🏈

October 6, 1986 photo. ORIGINAL CAPTION: Steve Largent has the ball he caught in an NFL-record 128th consecutive game and a big smile as he reaches out to shake one of many hands thrust toward him. Previous UID: 0392514323

Mr. Seahawk, the most underrated wide receiver on this list.

Michael Irvin🏈

Reunited and it feels so good, it sure did especially when he got back with Jimmy Johson and won three SuperBowls.

Marvin Harrison🏈

This man is responsible for nearly 25% of Peyton Mannings 534 career TDs.

Larry Fitzgerald

I really don’t care if he’s still playing, this man is so good the only thing missing from his resume is a chip💍.

Chris Carter 🏈

25 Nov 2001 : Cris Carter of the Minnesota Vikings talks on the field phone during the game against the Chicago Bears at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bears won 13-6 . DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport

He was so good if not for one guy he would’ve ruled the 90’s like the best wide receiver in the league. Defenses hated him so much he took bounties out on the defense.

Terrell Owens🏈

He could be number one if not for the “mouth of the south” antics that came with him, I even think he could play now. At one point he was second in yards, now that is held by Fitzgerald.

Randy Moss🏈

It’s all about the game and how you play it. Swag, athletics, football IQ and speed places Miss number 2 on this list.

Jerry Rice 🏈

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice celebrates after setting the all-time touchdown record during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Raiders at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Monday Sept. 5, 1994. Rice’s touchdown was his 127th andbroke Jim Brown’s mark. (AP Photo/Chad Surmick, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat) ORG XMIT: FXP104

Was there any doubt? Whether its this era or any other, Jerry Rice is the Greatest Ever to play Wide Receiver.

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