Yesterday, Jerry Rice retired after 20 years in the NFL. With 38 records that won't soon be broken, his game speaks for itself. But let me add, plainly, that he is the best receiver who ever played the game.
He's one of those rare athletes who comes to embody excellence in their sports, alongside Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky or Joe DiMaggio. He's the standard that all future football players will be measured against.