Pro Football Hall of Famers Joe Namath, Michael Irvin, Steve Young and Troy Aikman along with New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson are among the players who have had their rankings revealed on The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players. On Thursday night, Sept. 30 at 9:00 PM ET exclusively on NFL Network, the next 10 players (ranked 51-60) will be revealed. The series continues with a new show each Thursday at 9:00 PM ET to unveil the next 10 players. The top 10 players will be revealed on Thursday, Nov. 4.
Among the 10 players to be named this Thursday are a quarterback who has won multiple Super Bowls, two men with ties to Chicago's last championship team and the first player to lead the NFL in rushing three years in a row.
Produced by NFL Films, The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players, in 10 one-hour episodes, reveals the greatest players of all-time, counting down from 100 to 1. The player rankings were determined by a blue-ribbon panel of football minds including current and former NFL coaches, players and front office personnel, as well as noted NFL media members, Hall of Fame voters and league historians.
More than 250 players from the modern and pre-modern era, including current NFL players, were under consideration by the blue-ribbon panel for selection. The Top 100 will answer for the first time the question of who makes the list and where they rank.
The Top 100 members not only contributed to the lasting legacy of the game, but have also shaped the lives of football fans from a variety of backgrounds, age groups and eras through memories and 'remember when' moments. It is these unique and personal recollections that set this series apart as notable individuals from the world of sports and entertainment serve as 'presenters' for each featured player.
Below are the player rankings (and presenters) which have been revealed to date. For an updated list each week and to see where the fans ranked each player, visit http://top100.nfl.com/
100) Joe Namath Spike Lee
99) Michael Strahan Jon Runyan
98) Lee Roy Selmon Ron Wolf
97) Derrick Brooks Jon Gruden
96) Mel Hein Steve Hirdt
95) Larry Allen John Randle
94) Lenny Moore Bobby Mitchell
93) Sam Huff Sonny Jurgensen
92) Michael Irvin Troy Aikman
91) Fran Tarkenton Sen. Amy Klobuchar
90) Kurt Warner Nick Bakay
89) Ernie Nevers Steve Hirdt
88) Ed Reed Hines Ward
87) Crazylegs Hirsch Michael MacCambridge
86) Willie Davis Bobby Mitchell
85) Marcus Allen Matt Millen
84) Joe Schmidt Jerry Glanville
83) Norm Van Brocklin Sonny Jurgensen
82) Ted Hendricks Howie Long
81) Steve Young Mike Holmgren
80) Troy Aikman Drew Brees
79) Emlen Tunnell Michael MacCambridge
78) Bruce Matthews Warren Moon
77) Tony Dorsett Roger Staubach
76) Art Shell Ron Wolf
75) Darrell Green Carl Lewis
74) Marion Motley Mike Brown
73) Ozzie Newsome Marty Schottenheimer
72) Jonathan Ogden Michael Strahan
71) Paul Warfield Mercury Morris
70) Marshall Faulk Kurt Warner
69) Bobby Bell Michael MacCambridge
68) Mike Webster Dan Dierdorf
67) Kellen Winslow Joe Gibbs
66) Willie Brown Mercury Morris
65) Randy Moss Brian Billick
64) Herb Adderley Raymond Berry
63) Jim Otto Bill Bergey
62) Randy White Mark May
61) LaDainian Tomlinson Reggie Bush
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