Jerry Rice Will Always Be the Greatest Wide Receiver


Published: March 24, 2009


... entitled to the opinion of the opposite that Don Hutson was the greatest wide recever ever to play the game.

What Swartz fails to acknowledge during the time that that 995 NFL players that interupted their football careers to serve in the military. 995 players that's mind boggling. So, is it fair to say during the time of Hutson's so called domination he wasn't facing the best competition?

This data was taken from the Cold Hard Facts archive from 2007. In World War II players such as Otto Graham, Chuck Bednarik, George Halas, Wellington Mara, etc...

Now onto the fact that Hutson's season consisted of only 11 games and his career lasted 11 years culminating into him playing 116 games.

If Hutson had played a 16 game seasons his numbers would have looked like this:

1935: 36 catches for 747 yards and 11 touchdowns

1936: 45 catches for 715 yards  and 11 touchdowns
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