They are the names that football fans will never forget. They played for the Chicago Bears. The New York Giants. The Pittsburgh Steelers. They were quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs. Some played for five or six seasons, others for as many as eighteen or nineteen. Some started their careers back in the early days of the NFL, while others are still active today. They are our heroes. They are the NFL's top 100, the greatest players of all time. In this stunning, full-color companion to the NFL Network's 100 Greatest Players series, readers will relive the physical feats and hard-won triumphs of those who have most memorably dominated the gridiron. An insightful narrative accompanies more than 200 spectacular photos of such inspiring players as Joe Montana, Lawrence Taylor, Dick Butkus, Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, and many others. And with the help of an introduction that explains the criteria used and the selection process, readers will not only learn who the best players are, they'll learn why they are as well. A must-have collector's item for every football fan, The NFL's Top 100 is the definitive collection of football's finest.
About the Author
James Buckley Jr. is the author of more than 60 books on sports for adults and young readers, including Obsessed with Football (Chronicle), Eyewitness Football (DK), Eyewitness Super Bowl (DK), and American's Greatest Game (Hyperion). He is a former senior editor with NFL Publishing, where he helped create NFL.com, wrote for NFL publications including the Super Bowl Program, and helped produce several books. A former editorial projects manager for Sports Illustrated, he is the president of the Shoreline Publishing Group, a major sports-book producer based in Santa Barbara, California. Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason is a veteran quarterback of 14 years with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals (1984-1997). Selected four times to the Pro Bowl and chosen the NFL's MVP in 1988, his career marks rank among the top ten in the NFL in all-time passing yards, career completions, and career attempts. The left-hander also led the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. Since his retirement from the NFL, Esiason has become a leading national figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis, establishing the Boomer Esiason Foundation in 2010. He is currently an analyst for CBS Sports and co-hosts a morning show on New York radio station WFAN.