16. Curtis Martin
You know those people who are so consistently good at something that we eventually take it for granted? That was Curtis Martin. Case in point, how many people realize that Martin ran for over 1,100 yards in nine of his first 10 seasons in the NFL? After three seasons in New England, in which he averaged over 1,260 yards, Bill Parcells traded away first and third-round draft picks to bring Martin with him to the New York Jets. In his first seven seasons with the Jets, Martin missed only one game and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times. In 2004, Martin became the oldest player, at age 31, in league history to win the rushing title. Today, he’s on the proverbial Mount Rushmore of the greatest running backs of All-Time, ranking alongside Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, and Barry Sanders for running backs with the most rushing yards ever.