Prime Numbers series considers No. 14 on Tuesday

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Pro Football Talk on NBCSN returns Monday, with the Prime Numbers series considering No. 9, 57, and 91.

On Tuesday, it’s time to take a look at No. 14.

The candidates for “best ever” consideration appear below.  Pick the two best in your opinion (or in someone else’s if you can’t make up your mind), and we’ll unveil the result of the vote on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Before watching on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET, we need you to watch on Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET.  And every weekday when we’re on.

37 responses to “Prime Numbers series considers No. 14 on Tuesday

  1. Don Hutson to be next to last just shows the lack of history for the game most of the posters have in here. There was not a receiver who was close to what this guy accomplished until Jerry Rice and that’s when it became more of a passing league.

  2. There is no debate. Otto Graham led his team to 10 straight championship games and won 7 of them!! Even Joe Montana said he’s the best ever. He also, with Paul Brown, revolutionized the pro passing game and brought the NFL into the modern era.

  3. Are you serious? You’re going to harp on how pointless post-draft grades are (which is garbage, because there’s two aspects of the draft: how they look in retrospect down the road, definitely, but also how teams manage on draft day itself – the trades made, the perceived work done by the front office members, and who did what in perspective of the day itself… which can definitely be graded without five years time)

    …and you’re going to do a whole series on GOATs… that wore… prime numbers?!

  4. Why would anybody watch this on tv?

    Talk about a waste of time when the weather is beautiful outside…and there are loads of more interesting things to watch.

    Good luck with that, though. You already killed your credibility excluding OJ Simpson, for no reason other than you’re own bias and hatred getting in the way.

    But, I’m sure you still support Ray Lewis.

  5. Where can one view enough footage of a guy like Don Hutson to be able to determine that he was the best ever? The guy played his last game almost 70 years ago and the first NFL game was televised 5 years into his 11 year career.

    Must be a pretty nice highlight video.

  6. Don Hutson is being criminally over looked by PFT nation.

    He was absolutely dominant. Even if someone can’t see his video, look up the stats. He would consistently double or triple the second best receiver in the league when he played.

    Otto Graham was ridiculous too…

  7. Don Hutson still holds the record for the most points scored in one quarter, 29.

    Don got 99 TDs in an era when pass interference was legal.

    When Don Hutson’s career was complete had a stat line more than double of the next guy on the all time list.

    Leather helmet, no face mask, and far fewer rules, he played in a much rougher and tougher NFL that had only 12 games a season yet turned in modern softer NFL type numbers.

    Don Hutson was MVP of the NFL multiple times.

  8. Hutson retired in 1945, and still holds many NFL receiving records. He was an incredibly successful receiver in an era when the passing game wasn’t relevant, and receivers weren’t even called receivers. If I’m agreeing with slick50ks, there’s a damn good reason.

  9. Fouts was a baller. Not the greatest play by play broadcaster, but he could put up 400 yds like nothing. That’s during a time when you could massacre a qb and interfere with receivers at will.

  10. Every article on this prime numbers series has had multiple commenters saying “those aren’t prime numbers.” Is it really that hard to get? Please put a disclaimer in the headline (since nobody reads the stories) of all future stories indicating that “prime numbers” is a play on words and doesn’t refer literally to prime numbers.

  11. Glorious, this is straight up embarrassing that you don’t know what a prime number means. You’ve den this several times now

  12. Ken Anderson was better than Dan Foutes. He put up better numbers but was a loser and never won anything. Anderson at least was got to a bowl while playing in a cold weather city in a tough division. Should no doubt be a hof’er if that bozo Foutes is in.

  13. I agree with some commenters that Hutson and Graham should be one and two. Hutson averaged 68,5 yards per game plus he scored 99 td’s in 116 games during a time when teams ran first and defensive backs could hit a receiver until the ball was in the air. Other than Jerry Rice he was the greatest receiver in pro football.

  14. Tittle coined the best phrase in football. When asked “whats the toughest part of being a QB, Tittle replied, “trying to throw TDs laying on your back”

  15. for a guy who preaches that the meaning of words matters (in the case of “redskins”)… you don’t care much about the meaning of words (in the case of “prime number”). please, what is your ultimate position on whether words matter?

  16. Don Hutson.

    11yrs in the league: Finished 6th in receptions as a rookie and never lower than 2nd the other 10 years, including leading the league 8 times.

    Led the league in receiving yards 7 times, was 2nd 3 times and 3rd once.

    9 times led the league in receiving TDs and finished 2nd twice.

    8 times led the entire league in touchdowns.

    5 straight years led the entire league in points scored.

    3 times led the league in yds from scrimmage and 9 times was in the top 5.

    11 times was in the top 9 in all purpose yds including 7 top 5.

    3 times led the league in extra points made.

    Led the league in FGs once.

    Led the league in interceptions and finished with a career total of 30.

    In the entire history of the league, no one at any position dominated the game like Don Hutson.

  17. My top all time #14s:

    1 Hutson Led Pack to 3 World Championships. Until Jerry Rice, was the greatest receiver in NFL history.
    2 Graham Won 3NFL/World Championships with the Browns.
    3 YA Tittle Would have a couple World Titles if not for Lombardi’s Packers.
    4 Ken Anderson If he played for Pittsburgh they would have won 6 NFL titles. Egregious omission for the HOF for 2 decades now.
    5 Fouts
    6 Brad Johnson

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