Top Touchdown Scorers in NFL History

A typical one-handed grab from Gates (image: boltbeat.com)

A typical one-handed grab from Gates (image: boltbeat.com)

The current NFL season is just over five weeks old and there has already been plenty of dramatic action and a number of different records broken and career achievements chalked up. Arguably most notable amongst those achievements was the 400th touchdown thrown by quarterback Drew Brees and the 100th TD caught by tight end Antonio Gates, and that can’t help but cause the mind to drift to the history of touchdowns in the NFL.

Impressive as Gates’ achievement of scoring 101 touchdowns to date surely is, it actually only places him equal nineteenth in the list of all-time TD scorers and he has some way to go to catch the following seven players who sit at the very top of the pile.