There are many National Football League players who play the position of running back quite well, but in my opinion, the best running back there is in the NFL is Jim Brown. Jim Brown played for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. He was an extremely powerful runner, and he also had great speed and agility, which enabled him to break away from the pack effortlessly, while being tackled. Due to his great accomplishments in the NFL, in 1971 Jim Brown was inducted into the pro football hall of fame.
Despite the fact that I feel Jim Brown is the best running back so far, there is an emerging running back who may just give him a run for the title of the best of all time. This great new NFL running back is L.T, better known as LaDainian Tomlinson, who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers. He is proving to be a promising young, new player, yet before he actually gets to be named the best of all time, he will have to surpass players like Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith. These two players were two of the best running backs that have ever played in pro football. Walter was a runner who ran with a great deal of finesse, and the speed of a cheetah. When he broke loose from the pack, he was gone, and no other player could ever catch him.
Emmitt Smith was more of a powerful runner, and he had speed as well. L.T. is proving to everyone that he, too, possesses these talents. Ladainian Tomlinson is well on his way, but he still has a long way to go to play like Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, or even Walter Payton. It takes lots of training and experience to be a running back, much less, the greatest of all time.
Running backs must train on a regular basis to keep their bodies in shape, on and off season. If they lay around, drinking beer and loading up on junk food while football season is over, then there is no way that they would be able to get back into shape in time for the season to begin. These specialized players must be very dedicated and disciplined, taking the time to eat the proper foods, get a sufficient amount of rest, as well as workout at least once a day.