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This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best players in NFL history. In the matchup below, choose the player who you believe was the better player. It is up to you to determine how much weight to give to offense versus defense, peak value versus career value, regular season versus playoffs, etc.

Current Top Ten:
1. Johnny Unitas (1944)
2. Walter Payton (1939)
3. Jerry Rice (1937)
4. Merlin Olsen (1930)
5. Jack Lambert (1924)
6. Joe Greene (1923)
7. Joe Montana (1921)
8. Steve Young (1921)
9. Deacon Jones (1919)
10. Ray Nitschke (1909)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Fields Ross
HoF No No
Pos C-G DB
Height 6-2 5-9
Weight 250 185
Yrs 1975-1988 1984-1997
Years 13 13
Career AV 100 88
Games 186 204
Games Started 155 191
Pro Bowls 2 2
MVP Awards 0 0
All-Pro Teams 3 2
First Team All-Pro 1 0
College Rutgers-Camden; Widener Temple
Teams Jets
Giants
Chiefs
Falcons
Chargers
Seasonal AV
(Best → Worst)
Rk Fields Ross
1 17.0 12.0
2 13.0 10.0
3 12.0 9.0
4 8.0 7.0
5 8.0 7.0
6 7.0 6.0
7 6.0 6.0
8 6.0 6.0
9 5.0 6.0
10 5.0 5.0
11 5.0 5.0
12 4.0 5.0
13 3.0 4.0
14 1.0 0.0
Total 100.0 88.0
Wt Sum** 78.3 66.5
Joe Fields
  Career Stats
Tm. Yds/Gm316
Yds/Gm+99
Kevin Ross
  Career Stats
Fumble Return TD1
Intercept. Ret. TD2
Other TD3
Touchdowns6
Points Scored36
Sacks5.0
Interceptions38
Intercept. Ret. Yds654
Long Intercep. Return99
Fumbles Forced6
Fumbles1
Fumbles Recovered15
Fumble Return Yds68
Tackles1,046
Assists53