Date: 1985-2004
Set By: Jerry Rice

Everyone knows how great Jerry Rice was, but given the pass-friendly rules of modern football his record would seem destined to fall. However, Rice had a couple things going for him that may never be seen again. For one, he probably played with tons of concussions that would keep him off the field now, and it also would be hard for anyone to stay as productive as Rice did into his 40s. As an example, Calvin Johnson has averaged 1,306 receiving yards per season over his six years in the league. He'd have to maintain that average into his 18th season in order to catch Rice, and at that point he would be either 39 or 40. With the money these guys make and the alleged emphasis on player safety, we're not sure anyone will want or be able to play that long.