Going back to the quarterbacks, there are 7 that a person could reasonably make a case for being the best of the bunch, and therefore in the top 5 players of this time, possibly even #1. However, if someone else has that QB in the 5-7 range, they may barely make the list or not be on it at all.
That's something that can't happen with baseball or basketball.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I mean you've got Marino, Elway, Montana, Young, Favre, Manning, Brees, Manning, Brady, Aikman, Jim Kelly, Phil Simms, Boomer, Warner etc. (obviously the talent level has dropped by those last 4-5 on my list, but just trying to show how many people could get worked into the bottom of a conversation.)