49ers legend Jerry Rice trends on Twitter as best wide receiver ever

Jessica Kleinschmidt
NBC Sports BayArea

Who is the best wide receiver of all time? Social media has spoken.

The people have spoken so much that it made Jerry Rice trend on Twitter on Wednesday morning after a tweet from FOX Sports: NFL. 

It got us thinking ... Is the 49ers legend the best wide receiver ever? Well yes, duh. 

And he also is the best ever according to Jerry Rice himself. He made that clear in this video we captured of him a couple of years back:

He has plenty to back it up, in addition to what he told Charles Barkley at the Lake Tahoe American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in 2018.

[RELATED: Will Rice's NFL records ever be broken?]

Rice is a three-time Super Bowl champion, a 13-time Pro Bowl selection and a 10-time first-team All-Pro. He's also the NFL's all-time career leader in receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895) and total touchdowns (208). Those are just a handful of his accomplishments. 

Yes, there were curse words involved, and a mic drop to finish it off, but the man -- and social media -- has a point. 

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