If you want to start a debate with someone real fast, go up to another NFL fan and ask them who the greatest player of all-time is. If you ask 10 different people, there's a good chance that you might get 10 different answers. If you're at a bar, there's a good chance a fight might start.
Harris Interactive decided to get to the bottom of this debate, so the company polled 2,368 US adults to find out who America thinks is the greatest NFL player of all-time. In the poll, respondents were asked to answer the following question: "Thinking about football players over time, please indicate which you think is the greatest football player of all time."
After all the results were tallied, Joe Montana came out on top. It's easy to see why fans would vote Montana, as he went a perfect 4-0 in Super Bowls and was named Super Bowl MVP three times.
Just behind Montana was Tom Brady, who was voted as the second-best player of all-time. Patriots fans will be glad to hear that America feels that Brady is better than Peyton Manning, who was voted the third-best player ever.
Of course, America might not feel that way in five years. The last time Harris Interactive polled the country on the subject of greatest football player was in 2009, and Brett Favre was voted No. 1. Favre didn't even make the top-five this year. Neither did Rice, who was voted No. 5 in 2009.