Top 10 wide receivers (WR) in the history of NFL 

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10. Tim Brown


Los Angeles Raiders: 1988-94, Oakland Raiders: 1995-2003, Tampa Bay 2004

Total games: 255

Reception yards: 14,934

Total catch: 100

Six times as a punt returner and four times as a wide receiver, Brown has been named to the All-AFC first team.

He was also named to the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team. Throughout his 17-year career, he was remarkably consistent, with 89 consecutive seasons and 90 receptions in 1996. Meanwhile, he continued to be a valuable pointer for the team.

He set a team record with seven 100-yard games and tied an NFL record with five receptions of more than 150 yards.

9. Randy Moss

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Minnesota: 1998-2004, Oakland 2005-2006, New England 2007-2010, Tennessee 2010, Minnesota 2010, San Francisco 2012

Total games: 218

Reception yards: 15,292

Total catches: 156

Since his college football days, the player has benefited from a combination of incredible speed and a 6-foot-4-inch height. Randy, on the other hand, has been chastised for his lack of discipline and inconsistency in his passageways by some. But that didn't detract from his ability to create beautiful images. Other than Jerry Rice, he is the only receiver to score 10 seasons from over 1,000 yards during a Rookie of the Year offensive effort in 1998. After being released by the Vikings, he was claimed by the Tennessee Titans.

Moss did, however, retire just before the start of the 2011 NFL season, but he returned to the league in 2012, signing with the 49ers. After finding no takers among NFL teams, he went on to work as an analyst on football telecasts.

8. Larry Fitzgerald

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Arizona 2004-present

Total games: 234

Receiving yards: 17,083

Total catch: 120

Larry was selected third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the "Arizona Cardinals," and made his NFL debut on September 12 against the St. Louis Rams. He's an 11-time Pro Bowler who's led the NFL in catches twice and has nine seasons with 1,000 yards or more. In addition, he will compete again this year with the number two spot on the all-time winner's list.

In the 2013 season, he was named to his seventh consecutive "Pro Bowl," and his eighth overall in his career. Fitzgerald will finish his career in the top ten in receptions and touchdowns, barring any injuries. He'll be inducted into the Hall of Fame within a decade of retiring, so he'll be there for some fan time either way.

7. Steve Largent

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Seattle: 1976-1989

Total matches: 200

Reception yards: 13,289

Total catch: 100

Largent raised the bar for other receivers to measure against throughout his 14 seasons. In six seasons, he has taken 70 or more passes, and in ten seasons, he has taken at least 50. WR, on the other hand, did not have a typical college career. As a result, he went to great lengths to make amends.

During his career, he was nominated for the Pro Bowl seven times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995. He worked as a marketing consultant for the Sara Lee Corporation from 1991 to 1994 after retiring, and he decided to run for national office after a lifetime of community involvement and interest in politics. 

From 2003 to 2014, he was the CEO and president of a cellular communications lobbying group. He left everyone perplexed as to why he chose a corporate career over his beloved game.

6. Cris Carter

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Philadelphia: 1987-1989, Minnesota 1990-2001, Miami 2002

Total games: 234

Reception yards: 13,899

Total catch: 130

Cris is regarded as one of the most illustrious pass catchers in NFL history, as well as one of the most popular wide receivers in recent memory. He led the league in touchdowns three times before the 1990s, including 17 in 1995.

Carter's life has been full of ups and downs, but nothing can stop him from pursuing his charismatic career. The Eagles' abrupt exit after only three drafts was due to off-pitch issues, but he admitted that being released helped him change his life and make a better comeback. Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 as an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.

5. Terrel Owens

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San Francisco: 1996-2003, Philadelphia 2004-2005, Dallas 2006-08, Buffalo 2009, Cincinnati: 2010

Total games: 219

Reception yards: 15,934

Total catches: 153

We still hold the selection committee responsible for not selecting him during his first year of consideration. He wasn't the best, but perfect deliveries were all he cared about. He is currently third all-time in receiving yards and touchdowns, and he has already earned five First-Team All-Pro honors.

Even after having a great physique and doing push-ups between hits while playing pool, Terrell is always training. He takes pride in never slacking off or removing a snap. Owens is well-known for his touchdown records, but the media portrays him negatively. However, his one-of-a-kind style is something we may never see again, and it has helped him become one of the greatest wide receivers of all time.

4. Don Hutson

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Green Bay 1935-45

Total games: 116

Receiving yards: 7.991

Total catches: 99

 Don Hutson was the first elite NFL receiver to record 3,500 yards in his career before 1945. People remember him for his records and stats, despite the fact that he played a long time ago.

Hutson was a member of the All-Pro First Team eight times. During his career, he led the league in captures eight times and in receiving yards and touchdowns seven times. He was named to the NFL All-Pro team nine times, and in 1941 and 1942, he was named the league's Most Valuable Player. All of his records were broken, but one remained: his touchdown receiving score.

The players followed him like a blind man until the end of the 1980s. After 11 outstanding seasons, he retired in 1945 with 18 NFL records, including 488 career receptions.

3. Jerry Rice

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San Francisco: 1985-2000; Oakland: 2000-2004, Seattle 2004

Total games: 284

Reception yards: 22,895

Total catch: 197

Time (L11) The Pro Bowl receiver set a standard that will never be surpassed. Any recent catcher who wants to set new career highs in receptions, touchdowns, or yards only needs to be a "Superman."

Rice holds the record for most catches with 1,549, with the next closest player coming in at 171. He was bigger than the average wide receiver in the NFL, who used his size and strength to outrun defenders. It also aided his development as a world-class runner.

2. Calvin Johnson

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Detroits: 2007-15

Total games: 135

Reception yards: 11619

Total catch: 83

This player, also known as "Megatron," spent nine seasons with the team. He was drafted second overall by the Lions in the 2007 NFL Draft after playing for Georgia Tech. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro as a result of his incredible physical fitness. He has always believed that a receiver should always keep possession of the ball in the end zone, even after collapsing.

He did, however, retire at the age of 30 and everyone was perplexed as to why. Later, he stated that he did not want to stay with a team that was struggling unreasonably. Furthermore, there were some health issues. However, there is a glimmer of hope for a reunion with the club, and there has been a sudden buzz that he may be returning. However, nothing has been confirmed, and we have not received any further information on this matter.


1. Marvin Harrison

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Indianapolis: 1996-2008

Total games: 190

Reception yards: 14580

Total catch: 143

Throughout his 14-year career, Marvin Harrison has been a fan favorite. He was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts after playing college football for the Syracuse Orange. Harrison was named to the All-Pro team six times and the All-AFC team eight times during his promising career.  

Harrison was sidelined for the majority of the 2008-2009 season due to an ankle injury.

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