QB - Cam Newton - Could be the GOAT QB if he stays healthy and they get him more weapons. As gay as he is, his talent in unreal. His potential ceiling is an even better version of Aaron Rogers. Its scary to think that last year he was just a rookie and will still improve his accuracy and football IQ. The only downfall is QB's who run are more prone to injury and tend to wear down as the season goes on.
QB - Tom Brady - That 4th ring eludes him, but 1 more SuperBowl victory and he'll be cemented as 1a or 1b with Joe Montana. He might break the all time record for playoff wins by QB this year. He's already solidified himself as "one of the best ever" but if he wins another SB he might go down as THE best ever. Still has about 3 to 4 years left in him... but he needs that 4th ring.
DE - Jason Pierre Paul - Has potential to be the best DE ever. Size, speed, personality, work ethic, etc. Unstoppable force that has everything needed to be the GOAT DE.
OLB/DE - DeMarcus Ware - The Gold Standard for 34 OLB's right now. He might already be the best 34 OLB ever. I think he's the only player to ever have 2 seasons with 20+ sacks. Ware has a shot to break Bruce Smiths All-time Sack record if he has enough longevity.
CB - Darelle Revis - Deion changed the way CB was played and had a lot of personality, but Revis might be the better all around Corner..... and I'm saying that as a Pats fan.
TE - Rob Gronkowski - His last season was statistically the best season by a Tight End ever. Huge target in the red zone and pulls in a lot of TD's. Breaks tackles and is also a great blocker (unlike Jimmy Graham). With his smash mouth style of play and injury history(back and ankle), the only concern is staying healthy. Broke Tight End records for touchdowns and yards last season. Was also the first Tight End to lead the league in Touchdowns.
WR - Megatron - It will be very very very hard for anyone to be the GOAT WR over Jerry Rice. Megatron will need longevity, rings, and stats. But he has as good a chance as any WR. Has a more realistic shot at besting Randy Moss and Terrell Owens for that #2 WR of all time.
FS - Ed Reed - already considered GOAT at the position.
MLB - Rey Lewis - already considered GOAT at the position.
Close, but will never be GOAT:
RB - Adrian Peterson - womp womp womp.... sorry AP. He had the potential when he first came in the league.... but he's already tapered off... and coming off a gruesome knee injury I don't he'll ever be able to reach GOAT status now. He's in a bad situation too, surrounded by a shitty supporting cast that lets teams put 8 in the box.
QB - Peyton Manning - He doesn't have enough rings or playoff success. And I don't see him winning rings in Denver. When its all said and done, he might not even be remembered as the best Manning. Peyton is a Top 5 QB of all time but his window of opportunity to be THE #1 QB of all time has come and gone. Missing last season doesn't help, and there will be an adjustment period which will take him a while to get back to himself this season too. Great regular season QB, but you can't be the GOAT with just 1 ring.
WR - Randy Moss - Would've had a chance at surpassing Jerry Rice if he kept his head on straight. Lost years in Oakland and semi-retirement hurt his stats. Attitude and effort issues also hurt his stats and reputation. Will always be that guy who was "great but could've been even better". Didn't have much post-season success either and never got a Ring. As of now he's probably the #2 WR of all time, but even if he has a great season in San Fran there's no way he'll ever be the GOAT WR.
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