NFL EloRater AboutHide About

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. Gale Sayers (1934)
2. Johnny Unitas (1932)
3. Dick Butkus (1896)
4. Jim Brown (1895)
5. Night Train Lane (1893)
6. Otto Graham (1892)
7. Earl Campbell (1890)
8. Walter Payton (1889)
9. Alan Page (1887)
10. Mike Singletary (1873)

» Read the fine details or view the complete ratings.

Login or Create an Account to Save your Ratings · Note: We will be adding the ability to make personal ratings soon

Who's Better: or ? Skip

Share your vote:
  Tale of the Tape
  Long Metcalf
HoF Yes No
Pos DE-NT RB-WR
Height 6-5 5-10
Weight 268 185
Yrs 1981-1993 1973-1981
Years 12 8
Career AV 119 65
Games 179 81
Games Started 151 61
Pro Bowls 8 3
MVP Awards 0 0
All-Pro Teams 6 2
First Team All-Pro 2 0
College Villanova Everett CC; Long Beach State
Teams Raiders
Cardinals
Redskins
Seasonal AV
(Best → Worst)
Rk Long Metcalf
1 18.0 15.0
2 17.0 13.0
3 14.0 12.0
4 12.0 10.0
5 11.0 9.0
6 10.0 6.0
7 9.0
8 8.0
9 6.0
10 6.0
11 4.0
12 3.0
13 1.0
Total 119.0 65.0
Wt Sum** 95.4 58.4
Howie Long
  Career Stats
Terry Metcalf
  Career Stats
Rushing TD24
Receiving TD9
Punt Return TD1
Kick Return TD2
Touchdowns36
Points Scored216
Passes Completed4
Pass Attempts10
Pass Completion %40.0
Passing Yds78
Passing TD2
Passing TD %20.0
Passes Intercepted1
Pass Intercept. %10.0
Long Pass51
Yds/Pass Att7.8
Adj Yds/Pass Att7.3
Yds/Pass Cmp19.5
Passing Yds/Game1.0
Passer Rating67.9
Sacked 1
Sacked Yds Lost9
Net Yds/Pass Att6.27
Adj Net Yds/Pass Att5.82
Sack %9.1