RB O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills:
The controversial “Juice” is more known for his infamous murder trial of the early 1990s and his criminal acts that followed than his actual football accomplishments these days. But there was a time when Simpson was the greatest running back in the NFL.
Putting that in perspective, Simpson was the first player to rush for over 2,000 yards when he tallied 2,003 in 1973, breaking Jim Brown’s record. Several running backs have done it since, but he was the only one to do it under the old 14-game format. He still holds the NFL record for average rushing yards per game from that season with an unreal 143.1 yards per game. He never made or won a Super Bowl, however, appearing in just one playoff game in his pro career. The Bills lost to the Steelers 32-14 in that contest.