Rice doesn't have much competition as the greatest wideout ever. He clearly outclassed his rivals, Minnesota's Cris Carter and Oakland's Tim Brown. Before Rice broke nearly every record, the greatest wide receivers of all time were thought to be Don Hutson and Steve Largent. Hutson does have Rice beat in leading the NFL in receptions 11 times (Rice did it just twice). Largent held the big three career receiving records (catches, yards, touchdowns) before Rice came along. Going forward, it would take mighty efforts from Randy Moss or Terrell Owens to take any of Rice's career records.