Hester, Sayers head Turney's list of NFL's 15 greatest all-time returners

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Former Chicago standouts Devin Hester and Gale Sayers head NFL historian John Turney's Top 15 all-time returners.

Once upon a time, Chicago was known as Second City. But it’s always been numero uno when it comes to NFL returners.

In fact, the Bears have the top two returners on NFL historian John Turney’s list of the NFL's all-time Top 15 … and would Devin Hester and Gale Sayers please step forward?

Sayers is a Hall-of-Famer and was known as the NFL’s greatest return specialist until Hester appeared on the scene. Hester, who retired after the 2016 season, is eligible for the Hall in 2022, and his candidacy bears watching.

Though he set league records for all-time return touchdowns (kick and punt combined) and career TDs on punt returns, no pure return specialist has been named to Canton – including Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, who was a two-time all-decade returner.

If nothing else, Hester should be in the conversation.

So who’s on this list beyond Hester, Sayers and Johnson? Find out by reading here: