The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players was a 10-part series presented by the NFL Network in 2010, with each one-hour show revealing 10 players in a countdown of the top 100 of all time as determined by a blue-ribbon panel. Each player was presented by a noteworthy individual in the world of sports and entertainment explaining what made that player one of the greats.

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The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players
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NFL Fans No. Player Pos Team Career Status Presenter
1 1 Rice1.png Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 1985–2005 HOF.png Jon Gruden
2 9 JBrown1.png Jim Brown FB Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns 1957–1965 HOF.png Burt Reynolds
3 12 LTaylor1.png Lawrence Taylor OLB Giants helmet.png New York Giants 1981–1993 HOF.png Bill Parcells
4 2 Montana1.png Joe Montana QB 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 1979–1994 HOF.png Jerry Rice
5 3 Payton1.png Walter Payton RB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1975–1987 HOF.png Jim Brown
6 14 Unitas1.png Johnny Unitas QB Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 1955–1973 HOF.png Frank Deford
7 11 White1.png Reggie White DE Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1985-1998, 2000 HOF.png Mike Holmgren
8 5 PManning1.png Peyton Manning QB Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts 1998–2015 Ray Lewis
9 -- Hutson1.png Don Hutson WR Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1935–1945 HOF.png Peter King
10 18 Butkus1.png Dick Butkus MLB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1965–1973 HOF.png Howard Mudd
11 17 Lott1.png Ronnie Lott S 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 1981–1995 HOF.png Marcus Allen
12 80 Munoz1.png Anthony Munoz OT Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals 1980–1992 HOF.png Bob Trumpy
13 29 JGreene1.png Joe Greene DT Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1969–1981 HOF.png Dennis Miller
14 -- Baugh1.png Sammy Baugh QB Redskins helmet.png Washington Redskins 1937–1952 HOF.png Bill Belichick
15 43 David "Deacon" Jones DE Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams 1961–1974 HOF.png Jennifer Allen
16 74 Otto Graham QB Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns 1946–1955 HOF.png Don Shula
17 4 Sanders1.png Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet.png Detroit Lions 1989–1998 HOF.png Wynton Marsalis
18 16 RLewis1.png Ray Lewis MLB Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens 1996–2012 HOF.png Marvin Lewis
19 -- Bronko Nagurski FB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1930-1937, 1943 HOF.png Jim Dent
20 6 Favre1.png Brett Favre QB Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1991–2010 HOF.png Steve Mariucci
21 20 Brady1.png Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots 2000–Active Buccaneers helmet.png Derek Jeter
22 26 Sayers1.png Gale Sayers RB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1965–1971 HOF.png Billy Dee Williams
23 8 Elway1.png John Elway QB Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos 1983–1999 HOF.png Marty Schottenheimer
24 -- Hannah1.png John Hannah G Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots 1973–1985 HOF.png Joe Klecko
25 7 Marino1.png Dan Marino QB Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins 1983–1999 HOF.png Alex Rodriguez
26 -- Bob Lilly DT Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1961–1974 HOF.png Dan Reeves
27 -- MOlsen1.png Merlin Olsen DT Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams 1956–1969 HOF.png Jerry Kramer
28 10 ESmith2.png Emmitt Smith RB Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1990–2004 HOF.png Daryl Johnston
29 41 Lambert1.png Jack Lambert MLB Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1974–1984 HOF.png Chuck Klosterman
30 -- Dick "Night Train" Lane CB Lions helmet.png Detroit Lions 1952–1965 HOF.png Jerry Glanville
31 33 Bruce Smith1.png Bruce Smith DE Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills 1985–2003 HOF.png Luke Russert
32 -- Jim Parker OT Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 1957–1967 HOF.png Raymond Berry
33 -- Sid Luckman QB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1939–1950 HOF.png Marv Levy
34 19 DSanders1.png Deion Sanders CB Falcons helmet.png Atlanta Falcons 1989–2000, 2004-2005 HOF.png Michael Irvin
35 -- Chuck Bednarik C/LB Eagles helmet.png Philadelphia Eagles 1949–1962 HOF.png Ray Didinger
36 -- RBerry1.png Raymond Berry WR Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 1955–1967 HOF.png Frank Deford
37 76 Jim Thorpe RB Cardinals helmet.png Chicago Cardinals 1915–1928 HOF.png Sally Fields
38 -- Alworth1.png Lance Alworth WR Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers 1962–1972 HOF.png Jerry Jones
39 -- Marchetti1.png Gino Marchetti DE Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 1952–1966 HOF.png Ernie Accorsi
40 44 Simpson1.png O.J. Simpson RB Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills 1969–1979 HOF.png Chuck Klosterman
41 23 RWoodson1.png Rod Woodson DB Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1987–2003 HOF.png Boomer Esiason
42 -- John Mackey TE Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 1963–1972 HOF.png Ernie Accorsi
43 91 APage1.png Alan Page DT Vikings helmet.png Minnesota Vikings 1967–1981 HOF.png Steve Rushin
44 65 Blount1.png Mel Blount CB Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1970–1983 HOF.png Bob Trumpy
45 45 Tony Gonzalez TE Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs 1997–2013 HOF.png Trent Green
46 30 Staubach2.png Roger Staubach QB Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1969–1979 HOF.png Chuck Klosterman
47 67 Nitschke1.png Ray Nitschke MLB Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1958–1972 HOF.png Jerry Kramer
48 -- Red Grange RB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1925–1927, 1929-1934 HOF.png Steve Hirdt
49 -- Mike Haynes CB Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots 1976–1989 HOF.png Matt Millen
50 22 Bradshaw1.png Terry Bradshaw QB Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1970–1983 HOF.png Dennis Miller
51 36 Starr1.png Bart Starr QB Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1956–1971 HOF.png Bill Curry
52 28 Dickerson1.png Eric Dickerson RB Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams 1983–1993 HOF.png Marcus Allen
53 -- Willie Lanier MLB Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs 1967–1977 HOF.png Floyd Little
54 Gregg1.png Forrest Gregg OT Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1956–1971 HOF.png David "Deacon" Jones
55 35 Campbell1.png Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers 1978–1985 HOF.png Jerome Bettis
56 77 Gene Upshaw G Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders 1967–1981 HOF.png Phil Villapiano
57 15 Singletary1.png Mike Singletary MLB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1981–1992 HOF.png Joe Theismann
58 Steve Van Buren RB Eagles helmet.png Philadelphia Eagles 1944–1951 HOF.png Ray Didinger
59 55 Mike Ditka TE Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears 1961–1972 HOF.png Roger Staubach
60 70 Jack Ham OLB Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1971–1982 HOF.png Dennis Miller
61 31 Tomlinson06.png LaDainian Tomlinson RB Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers 2001–2011 HOF.png Reggie Bush
62 72 Randy White DT Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1975–1988 HOF.png Mark May
63 -- Jim Otto C Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders 1960–1974 HOF.png Bill Bergey
64 -- Adderley1.PNG Herb Adderley CB Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1961–1972 HOF.png Mel Renfro
65 24 Randy Moss WR Vikings helmet.png Minnesota Vikings 1998–2010, 2012 HOF.png Brian Billick
66 -- Willie Brown CB Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders 1963–1978 HOF.png Mercury Morris
67 69 Kellen Winslow TE Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers 1979–1987 HOF.png Joe Gibbs
68 -- Mike Webster C Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers 1974–1990 HOF.png Joe Greene
69 -- Bobby Bell OLB/DE Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs 1963–1974 HOF.png M. MacCambridge
70 21 Faulk00-01.png Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet.png St. Louis Rams 1994–2005 HOF.png Kurt Warner
71 -- Paul Warfield WR Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns 1964–1974, 1976-1977 HOF.png Mercury Morris
72 81 Jonathan Ogden OT Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens 1996–2007 HOF.png Michael Strahan
73 88 Ozzie Newsome TE Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns 1978–1990 HOF.png Bob Trumpy
74 58 Marion Motley FB Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns 1946–1953, 1955 HOF.png Mike Brown
75 58 Darrell Green CB Redskins helmet.png Washington Redskins 1983–2002 HOF.png Carl Lewis
76 90 Art Shell OT Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders 1968–1982 HOF.png Ron Wolf
77 37 Tony Dorsett RB Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1977–1988 HOF.png Roger Staubach
78 79 Bruce Matthews OL Titans helmet.png Tennessee Titans 1983–2001 HOF.png Warren Moon
79 -- Emlen Tunnell DB Giants helmet.png New York Giants 1948–1961 HOF.png M. MacCambridge
80 25 Aikman2.png Troy Aikman QB Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1989–2000 HOF.png Drew Brees
81 13 SYoung1.png Steve Young QB 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 1985–1999 HOF.png Mike Holmgren
82 32 MAllen1.png Marcus Allen RB Raiders helmet.png Los Angeles Raiders 1982–1997 HOF.png Matt Millen
83 -- Van Brocklin.png Norm Van Brocklin QB Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams 1949–1960 HOF.png Sonny Jurgensen
84 -- Joe Schmidt OLB Lions helmet.png Detroit Lions 1953–1965 HOF.png Jerry Glanville
85 -- HendricksOAK1.png Ted Hendricks OLB Raiders helmet.png Los Angeles Raiders 1969–1983 HOF.png Howie Long
86 -- WDavis1.png Willie Davis DE Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 1958–1969 HOF.png Bobby Mitchell
87 -- Crazylegs1.png Crazylegs Hirsch WR Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams 1946–1957 HOF.png M. MacCambridge
88 46 Ed Reed1.png Ed Reed S Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens 2002–2013 HOF.png Hines Ward
89 -- Ernie Nevers FB Cardinals helmet.png Chicago Cardinals 1915–1928 HOF.png Steve Hirdt
90 27 Warner00-01.png Kurt Warner QB Rams helmet.png St. Louis Rams 1998–2009 HOF.png Nick Bakay
91 50 Tarkenton1.png Fran Tarkenton QB Vikings helmet.png Minnesota Vikings 1961–1978 HOF.png Amy Klobuchar
92 40 Irvin2.png Michael Irvin WR Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1988–1999 HOF.png Troy Aikman
93 -- Sam Huff MLB Giants helmet.png New York Giants 1956–1969 HOF.png Sonny Jurgensen
94 -- Lenny Moore RB Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 1956–1967 HOF.png Bobby Mitchell
95 89 Larry Allen G Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys 1994–2007 HOF.png John Randle
96 -- Mel Hein C/LB Giants helmet.png New York Giants 1931–1945 HOF.png Steve Hirdt
97 66 DBrooks1.png Derrick Brooks OLB Buccaneers helmet.png Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995–2008 HOF.png Jon Gruden
98 -- Selmon1.png Lee Roy Selmon DE Buccaneers helmet.png Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976–1984 HOF.png Ron Wolf
99 47 Strahan1.png Michael Strahan DE Giants helmet.png New York Giants 1993–2007 HOF.png Jon Runyan
100 42 Namath1.png Joe Namath QB Jets helmet.png New York Jets 1965–1977 HOF.png Spike Lee

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