The Best Player In The History Of Each NFL FranchiseHere is who we think the best players in each NFL franchise are. Matthew Demeke Image By: Bleacher ReportArizona Cardinals: Larry FitzgeraldThe thing that comes to my mind is his 2008 performance in the playoffs. He finished 30 catches, 546 yards, and 7 touchdowns in 4 games. Image By: The SportsterAtlanta Falcons: Deion SandersHe was cocky, flamboyant, and the most outspoken player of all time, but his numbers backed all that up. In just 5 years with Atlanta, he recorded 24 INT's and scored 10 TD’s. One of the best if not the best shutdown corners of all-time. Image By: NFLBaltimore Ravens: Ray LewisEasily the heart and soul as well as the face of the Baltimore Ravens. After 17 years and 2 Super Bowl championships, Ray Lewis will go down as the best defensive player of all-time without question. Image By: Sports IlustratedBruce Smith: Buffalo BillsThis was VERY VERY close between Smith and Kelly but I am giving the edge to Bruce Smith. In 15 years with the Bills, Smith recorded 941 tackles, 171 sacks, and 35 forced fumbles. He is also the all-time leader in sacks with 200. Image By: Bleacher ReportCarolina Panthers: Steve SmithSmith completed his 13-year stint with the Panthers as the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, punt return yards and punt return touchdowns. That's good right? Image By: NFLChicago Bears: Walter PaytonArguably the best back in NFL history led the NFC in rushing every year from 1976 to 1980 and eclipsed 1,000 yards 10 times. Oh and at one point had the most receiving yards and rushing yards ever among running backs......no big deal. R.I.P. "Sweetness." Image By: NFLCincinnati Bengals: Anthony MunozAfter 13 seasons and playing 182 out of a possible 185 games, Anthony Munoz is considered to be one of the best tackles to ever play the game. Image By: Bleacher ReportDallas Cowboys: Roger StaubachStaubach led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl titles and five NFC Championships. His strengths were leading the Cowboys to improbable and epic come from behind wins. Staubach > Aikman if that wasn't clear. Image By: NFLDetroit Lions: Barry SandersHow much more obvious can this one be? Over his 10 year career in Detroit, Barry Sanders rushed for 15,269 yards, rushed for 99 TD’s, caught 10 passings touchdowns for a decade. He could have easily played 5 more years but who would want to play in Detroit for that long? Image By: PinterestMiami Dolphins: Dan MarinoCan we just call him the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl? Despite his postseason struggles, Marino put up ridiculous numbers throughout his career throwing for 61,361 yards, 420 touchdowns, and 252 interceptions. He was also the first quarterback to surpase the 5,000 mark. Image By: The SportsterCleveland Browns: Jim BrownA running back who averaged 104.3 yards a game in his career and also led the league in rushing EIGHT of his nine seasons is no question making this list. Probably would have been the greatest athlete in Cleveland sports until that LeBron guy came into the picture. Image By: NFLDenver Broncos: John ElwayUndoubtedly the greatest player to ever put on a Broncos uniform. Elway won two Super Bowl's with pretty mediocre teams before riding off into the sunset. Oh yeah, and he also had 46 career game winning drives. Image By: ESPN.Green Bay Packers: Bart StarrThe one word you think of when you think of Bart Starr is "legend." He led the Green Bay Packers to wins in the first two Super Bowls and ended up with a total of five NFL championships during his tenure. Image By: USA TodayHouston Texans: Andre JohnsonIn his twelve years with Houston, Johnson caught accumulated nearly 14,000 receiving yards and caught 66 touchdowns. Oh, and he beat the crap out of Cortland Finnegan which was awesome. Image By: Fox SportsIndianapolis Colts: Peyton ManningWhat can you say about this guy? Intelligent, brilliant football mind, and a winner. Peyton holds many Colts records including career wins, career passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions, and passing touchdowns. He also holds numerous NFL records, including MVP awards (4), consecutive seasons with 4,000+ passing yards, and most seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards. Definetly in the G.O.A.T. conversation. Image By: ComplexJacksonville Jaguars: Fred TaylorYou could argue that Fred Taylor wasn't as durable in his later years with the Jags, but he still put up incredible numbers. He is the Jaguars’ all-time leading rusher, second in franchise history in touchdowns, third in receptions and sixth in receiving yards. Image By: The SportsterKansas City Chiefs: Tony GonzalezTony G transformed the way that the tight end positon was played. In his 12 seasons in Kansas City, Gonzalez absolutely shattered the Chiefs team records with 916 catches, 10,940 yards, and 76 touchdowns. Image By: ESPN.Minnesota Vikings: Fran TarkentonHis 342 touchdowns ranks 4th all-time and his 33,098 yards is almost 9,000 YARDS more than any other quarterback in Minnesota. Image By: Bleacher ReportNew Orleans Saints: Drew BreesRemember when the San Diego Chargers didn't resign Drew Brees because they thought he was damaged goods? Well that was kind of a mistake. All Drew Brees has done since arriving to New Orleans is earn seven Pro Bowl appearances, lead them to their first Super Bowl victory, and earn Super Bowl XLIV MVP honors. Image By: NY Daily NewsNew York Jets: Joe NamathCan we call Joe Namath a straight up G? This man sat on a beach prior to the Super Bowl and said straight up that they are winning the Super Bowl against the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. He kept his promise and the Jets defeated the Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III. Image By: PinterestOakland Raiders: Marcus AllenVery easy choice and it wasn't even close. I can't think of any player who won the NFL Rookie of The Year award then follows that up with a Super Bowl win/MVP the following year. He had the best 74-yard touchdown run that is widely considered the greatest rush in NFL history. Image By: PinterestNew York Giants: Lawrence TaylorThis is not even close. The motor that LT possessed virtually made him unblockable. In 1986, Lawrence Taylor took home the NFL MVP award after recording 20.5 sacks and leading a defense that was holding opponents to 14.8 points per game. Image By: NFLPhiladelphia Eagles: Reggie WhiteProbably the most versatile defensive player in Eagles history. He could play inside or on the outside and still be very effective. I just find it a little sad that a player that didn't spend a majority of his career on the team is considered their best player. Image By: NBCPittsburgh Steelers: Joe GreeneYes I know you can argue that the two Jack's Jack Ham and Jack Lambert could have had the #1 spot. But guess what? You aren't making this list. There is a reason he had the nickname "Mean Joe Greene." He went on to make ten Pro Bowls, win four Super Bowls, was named Defensive Player of the Year twice (1972, 1974), and was inducted into the HOF in 1987. Image By: Chargers.comSan Diego Chargers: LaDainian TomlinsonYou already know this was coming guys. I know he never made the Super Bowl and many say he quit in the 2007 AFC Championship game but in his 9 year career with San Diego, he was simply unbelievable. Two years stood out, in 2003, he rushed for 1,645 yards while also hauling in 100 RECEPTIONS and in 2006, he had 28 rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns. Image By: NFLSan Francisco 49ers: Jerry RiceYes i will say this, Jerry Rice is the greatest NFL player of all time and the numbers can clearly back that up. Over his career with San Fransisco, he caught 1,281 passes for 19,247 yards with 176 touchdowns. G.O.A.T. Image By: NFLSeattle Seahawks: Walter JonesGet this, Walter Jones played a total of 12 seasons in the NFL and only allowed 23 sacks and was penalized for holding only nine times. Enough said. Image By: USA TodayTampa Bay Buccaneers: Derrick BrooksOne of the most technically sound and underrated linebackers of our generation. In 2002, Derrick Brooks took home the Defensive Player of the Year award, after posting 87 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 1 sack. Image By: The SportsterTennessee Titans/Oilers: Warren MoonYes he never won a Super Bowl but you can't ignore the numbers he put him during his time with the Oilers. Throughout his NFL career he accumulated just under 50,000 yards and 300 TDs which ranks Top 10 of all-time. He earned himself a place in both the NFL Hall of Fame and the CFL Hall of Fame. Image By: The SportsterWashington Redskins: Darrell GreenForget Kobe! Can we talk about how Darrell Green played 20 years for the Washington Redskins? One of the fastest players ever, Green managed to run a 40 yard dash and clock in at a 4.2 speed AT THE AGE OF 40. LEGEND. Image By: NFLLos Angeles/St. Louis Rams: Deacon JonesThe guy never won a Super Bowl but look, he was the INVENTOR of the term "sack." He was awarded All-Pro honors eight of his eleven seasons with the Rams and was a Rams icon. Image By: NFLNew England Patriots: Tom BradyNot only is he the greatest New England Patriot, but he is in the G.O.A.T. conversation. Seriously though, besides 2007-08 when the Patriots had Randy Moss and Wes Welker, what other years did he have great weapons? ConversationsDisqusFacebook John Cornish Go MARCUS Go, but we have many several that could have filled that bill Tim Brown to say the least. dbrett I’m both a Seattle Seahawks and Florida State Seminole fan. I loved Walter Jones when he play for them both, but I wouldn’t have selected him as their best player in the history of the Seahawks franchise. I would have selected Steve Largent, but that’s just my opinion. vincher Ray Lewis was a tremendous defensive player but not the best as the writer stated. The greatest defensive player of all time is Lawrence Taylor #56 NY Giants. Check out his highlight film on you tube.