Greatest NFL careers in Missouri football history

There have been many Tigers to go on and have great careers in the NFL.
Sep 11, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) catches a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.
Sep 11, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) catches a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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As college sports fans, there is always extra pride when we see players from our favorite schools out on the field playing at the next level. Missouri has seen thier fair share of players play at the next level across numerous sports, but we are here to talk about football.

Mizzou has had many players selected for the NFL over the years, some went on to have great careers, and unfortunately, some did their best, but it just did not work out. There are some players still playing in the league that I would love to add to this list, but I think they need to have longer careers to be on this list at the moment.

One player I wish I could add to this list is Nick Bolton, but Bolton has only been in the league for three years. In his rookie season, Botlon played in 12 of the 16 games for the Chiefs, he broke out on the young defense and proved he had what it took to play in Steve Spanguolo's defense. He impressed even more in his second year breaking the franchise record for most tackles in a season single with 180 total tackles. Bolton's third year was plagued by injury, but he is set to continue to be a silent leader on this defense.

Bolton is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, but he needs to show he can come back from a down season and be the player he once was to make it onto this list.

There have been a lot of players do sport the black gold, so which ones did the best in the NFL, well let's take a look.

. Jeremy Maclin. 2009-2017. WR. 531. . Jeremy Maclin. Missouri NFL. Eagles, Chiefs, Ravens. player

Jeremy Maclin was one of the best wide receivers to come out of Missouri. Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Maclin started every game but two in his five seasons with the Eagles.

His best season was his last with the Eagles where he went for 1,3128 yards on 85 receptions and 10 touchdowns. After five seasons with the Eagles, Maclin had 4,771 yards and 36 touchdowns with the team that fulfilled his NFL dreams. However, Maclin decided to return home to Missouri and sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In Kansas City, Maclin did not see quite as much production as he did with the Eagles, but his first year with the Chiefs was explosive. He had 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns. In his second year, Maclin dealt with some injuries missing some games.

Maclin spent the final year of his career with the Baltimore Ravens where he had a career-low 440 yards and just three touchdowns. Even though Maclin's career only lasted eight years, he is definitely one of the best NFL receivers to sport the black and gold in college.