All 10 AFL franchises have been to a Super Bowl and six have won a Lombardi Trophy. Who is the best player from the AFL era not in the Hall of Fame?
Gino Cappelletti, K/WR, Boston – A five-time all-star and AFL MVP in 1964. Also the AFL’s all-time leading scorer with 1,100 points. Kicked 176 field goals and also caught 292 passes with 42 touchdowns as a wide receiver.
Winston Hill, OT, NY Jets – Played his first eight seasons at left tackle and went to three AFL all-star games. Played his final five seasons at right tackle and went to five Pro Bowls. Key bodyguard during the AFL era for Hall of Fame QB Joe Namath.
Johnny Robinson, S, Kansas City – A seven-time AFL all-star who ranks 12th in NFL history with 57 interceptions. Led the AFL with 10 interceptions in 1966 and then led the NFL with 10 interceptions in the first year of the merger in 1970.
Lionel Taylor, WR, Denver – Led the AFL inreceiving in five of its 10 seasons, including a 100-catch season in 1961. A three-time AFL all-star.