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Old 09-11-2019, 09:08 PM
garygnu is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Port Orchard, WA
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If guys like Jim Brown and Gronkowski are being nominated...

I've got to go with 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis.
He played for eight seasons, the last limited to six games due to injury. In his seven full(ish) seasons he was 1st-team All-Pro five times, 2nd-team once, was voted to the ProBowl all seven, led the league in tackles twice, including his rookie year in which he won Defensive Rookie of the Year.

He was certainly the best 49ers linebacker in my lifetime, likely ever. He was probably the best inside linebacker in the league for most of his career.