Who is/was the best all-purpose RB of all time?

This stems from listening to Matt Shephard this morning on the radio this morning.

So who is/was the best all-purpose RB of all time?..one who could both run the ball and catch the ball.

Go!

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Marshall Faulk

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First name that came to my mind

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Reggie Bush was good.

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First one that popped into my mind as well. I loved Barry of course and I totally get that he felt the juice might come back as camp got closer and it just never did. But man IF he’d have just called it a career after that last season, maybe Faulk could have been ours…

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Sproles was pretty good.

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What about Ricky Watters? Does he get an honorable mention?

What about Kamara?

What would your list of your top 10 be?

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I bet Roger Craig or Thurman Thomas would rip up the modern game

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Ladanian Tomlinson
CMAC
Faulk
Gibbs soon

Edgerin James & Stephen Jackson were both dawgs. Kamara too.

Shady yes

Etienne soon too

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Shady McCoy

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Faulk or Thurmond Thomas were the best I’ve ever seen.

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Walter Payton and 2nd place isn’t close.

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The best all purpose RB of all time is Lamar Jackson and it ain’t even close

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Slightly overlooked is Ahman Green, who had no problems doubling as a receiver. Just ask the Lions.

Kidding aside, Green was pretty good at both.

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Faulk and LT are top of mind.

Tiki you would never associate with “best”, but he was sneaky good and has numbers to back it up. Still, as good as the numbers are, he’s nowhere near the player Faulk was.

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Love the outta the box thinking but i think it is fields

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Along the same lines i think Dunn was pretty good for a bit as an all purpose back

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Billy Sims retired as the #2 All Time in ypc as a running back.

It’s been 40 years though and some great names, so #2 is currently occupied by

Billy Sims.

OJ is 3rd btw and the 3rd and final all time to average over 10+yards per catch.

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I’m glad I wasn’t the first to mention:
Ladainian freaking Tomlinson.
You weirdos…

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The Rushmore is:

Marshall Faulk, LaDanian Tomlinson, Walter Payton, Marcus Allen

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