Why Oakland Raiders’ Tim Brown Is the Most Underrated Player in NFL History

Tim Brown proved to be one of the great wide receivers in NFL history over his 17-career with the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There is no question about it.

Not only did he match up statistically with the all-time greats, but his personality off the field made him one of the more respected players during his playing days.

However, it is a travesty that Brown has never received recognition as one of the better players during his generation. He is struggling to receive support for his induction into the Hall of Fame.

Clearly, the voters must be looking beyond Brown's career statistics.

After 17 years of playing in the NFL, Brown's production matches up against arguably any receiver that has ever played the game.

He is tied for sixth all-time with 100 receiving touchdowns, which is the most observed statistic when looking at the game's greater receivers.

Brown is fifth all-time with 1,094 receptions. Not only does he rank above Andre Reed, but also potential future Hall of Famers Terrell Owens and Randy Moss.

He ranks fourth all-time in receiving yards (14,934), which trails only Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens and Issac Bruce.

But what makes Brown stand out as one of the all-time great receivers is his consistency over his career. Credit must be given where it's due.

In the prime of his career, Brown's production on the field stood out against all other receivers in football. For nine straight seasons, he recorded 1,000 or more receiving yards. This accounted for 73 percent of his receiving yards over his 17-year career.

He went 10 straight years with 75 or more receptions. During that time, he only produced under 80 receptions once. For 11 straight seasons, Brown had at least five touchdown receptions.

He also holds the record for most consecutive games with at least two or more receptions (147)...

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