Originally Posted by JPeezy
Bo Jackson is horrendously overrated. He never had a 1000 yard season in the NFL, only scored 16 TD's in his career, and was a .250 hitter in baseball.
I know he had athleticism, played 2 sports, and had his career cut short by injury, but what he actually accomplished was nothing compared to other athletes.
Overrated? Disagree. He only started 23 games in his NFL career, but averaged about 5.5 yards per carry including runs of 91, 92, and 88 yards. His 162 game average in baseball would have been about 30 HRs and 100 RBIs. In the pre steroid era, those are pretty good numbers, and he was an absolutely sick outfielder. I think if his hip hadn't exploded against the Bengals, he would have gone down as the best, no question.
Who do you feel is the best of the remaining 15 athletes?