100 Years Of The NFL - Who's The Best Player You've Ever Watched?
As a Bears fan, I was able to see all of Walter Payton's games on TV, and a few in person. There is no doubt in my mind that he was the best football player of his era. It's a little hard to compare 35 or 40 years ago with today, athletes in every sport constantly grow bigger and faster, but there was only one Walter Payton. You always knew he was giving 100% effort on every play, even when the Bears were already out of the playoff race.
Payton only missed one game in 13 NFL seasons, and that was when the coach held him out of one the early games when he was a rookie in 1975.
When Payton first came into the league he would sometimes do handsprings to get back to his feet after being knocked out of bounds. Payton never ran out of bounds, he would always try to stiff arm the tackler by the sideline. Today I see players run out of bounds without contact and it is kind of sickening.
Who is the best NFL player(s) in your opinion.
The NFL is 100 years old this season.