When the NFL formed in 1920, football already had a strong following in the United States. That popularity allowed young players to earn decent livings while honing their skills. Today, the NFL has a long history of amazing players. These four stand out as some of the best.
Jim Brown is a former NFL fullback recruited by the Cleveland Browns in 1957. Over eight seasons, he won numerous awards and set records that took decades to beat. Everything about the player comes from a athleticism rarely seen in any sport.
Among Brown's accomplishments, he: