Updated May 12, 2019 09:19:36 The greatest NFL players of all time were mostly in their prime, with most in their 40s.
But some were older than their peers.
Who are the five greatest players of the 20th century?
NFL Players are in the midst of the annual Pro Bowl, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
This year, the top spot went to quarterback Eli Manning.
He’s the oldest player ever to be selected, but he’s the only one to play in a Super Bowl.
The Hall of Fame will select its next inductee next year, and Manning’s induction will happen in late March.
This isn’t his first time at the event.
He won the first Pro Bowl in 2006.
The list of players who won a Superbowl in their first season is long, with 11 winners in 20 years.
In this case, the Hall of Famer won three Superbowls.
His first Superbowl victory came in 1989.
Peyton Manning was the quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
He was named to his first Pro Football Hall of Honor team in 1994.
He finished the season with a record of 7-5.
He played in nine Super Bowls, and in 2011, he was named the MVP of the game.
The next best quarterback to win a Superbowl was Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He led the Steelers to their first title since 2007, and he’s led the NFL in passing touchdowns once every seven seasons.
The last player to win three Super Bowl rings in his first two years in the league was Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
Brady was named MVP in 2012.
Brady finished with a career passer rating of 109.9 and a career touchdown pass per game average of 17.7.
The best quarterback of the last decade, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, won a fourth Super Bowl with the Seahawks.
He started eight games in his career.
His passer rating was 113.6 and he led the league in passing yards three times.
He is currently on pace to become the first quarterback in NFL History to have at least 3,000 passing yards, 1,000 rushing yards and 1,200 receiving yards.
He will become the second quarterback to lead the league three times in a season in history, joining Tom Brady.
The final player on the list was Steve Young of the Philadelphia Eagles.
He went on to be the all-time leading receiver in the NFL, catching a career-high 36 passes for 466 yards and nine touchdowns in his third season with the team.
The Eagles finished their career with a win over the New Orleans Saints in the 2007 NFC Championship game.
Young led the Eagles to their 10th Super Bowl win and their first Super Bowl title since 2006.
He became the third player in NFL annals to lead his team to two Super Bowl championships.
He also became the first player to lead an NFL team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, joining Dan Marino of the Dolphins and Jerry Rice of the Raiders.