The 10 Best Players of the Super Bowl Era


Published: April 13, 2009


... almost completely on personal preference: the top 10 players of all time in the Super Bowl era. I have limited this to the Super Bowl era because, frankly, I do not care about how the game was played in the 1940s: the game was too different, it was incomparable to how it is played now. Too many innovations have taken place; I cannot relate to a game where a forward pass barely existed, therefore, I will not try. I am approximately 100% sure that this will spark endless debate and approximately 99.999999999% sure that no one will have exactly the same list that I do, yet I feel some sort of compulsion to make this attempt. I used three main criteria in making this list: 1) Ability to take over the game on command. The best players in any sport are the ones who can put their entire team on their shoulders and say "follow me." As fans, we idolize these athletes. Truthfully, this means that an offensive lineman cannot, and indeed, is not, on this list, however unfair it may be. 2)...

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