The Sports Hound: 2013 Top 10 NFL Players by Position: Kick Returners

Following the 2012-2013 NFL season, here is my list of the Top 10 NFL players by position.  My list has a big reflection on last season, but also with their body of works over the course of their careers.


Kick Returners

1. Devin Hester: Hester is arguably the best return man in the history of the NFL.  Just think how much better and how greater his statistics would have been if the Bears didn’t want to switch him to a full time WR.

2. Josh Cribbs: Cribbs is also in the same discussion as the best return man in history.  He is now tied for most touchdowns on kick off returns all-time.

3. Leon Washington: Washington just recently caught Cribbs to tie the NFL record and he as well will go down in the history books.  Consistency for years.

4. Jacoby Jones: Jones made his name as a punt returner over his career, but this past season made a major impact on kick off returns.  He was a big part of the Ravens Super Bowl run last season.

5. Darren Sproles: Sproles has been a solid returner since he’s been in the league.  He’s dangerous with the ball in his hands.

6. Ted Ginn: Ginn has had some very big seasons, but for the most part he’s just an above average return man.

7. Percy Harvin: Harvin doesn’t have a full time return job, but when he is on the field he produces at a high level.  He is one of the most feared return men in the game.

8. LaRod Stephens-Howling: Stephens-Howling has been the most consistent kick off returner on a yearly basis since he’s been in the league.

9. Patrick Peterson: Peterson is one of the most feared punt returners in the league and is a threat to score a touchdown every time he touches the ball. 

10. Adam “Pacman” Jones: This hasn’t been the same Pacman Jones the last few years, but when he was at the top of his game he was the most feared return man in the league.  He deserved to crack the top 10 simply because of that.


Honorable mention: Joe McKnight, Randall Cobb and Darius Reynaud