10. Troy Aikman
Aikman only played 12 seasons in the NFL, but he achieved a lot at that time. Being the quarterback of America’s team who brings them back to glory has to count for something. In short, winning three championships with the Cowboys made him into a superstar.
That’s why, despite passing for only 30,000 yards, he’s in the Hall of Fame. However, Aikman had a forgettable rookie season. He only threw for 1,749 yards and 9 touchdowns with 18 interceptions. Those aren’t elite numbers, but he rebounded to become one of the most respected stars in the Cowboys’ history. Aikman is now positioned as one of the most popular football analysts on network television.