The National Football League has been popular in Mexico for many years, long before some of the players on the list of the 5 best Mexican football players were even born. Having players of Mexican descent to root for can only help football's popularity grow, especially when they are as good as these guys.
- Mark Sanchez. Sanchez, a third-generation Mexican-American, made Mexico proud even before he became the starting quarterback for the New York Jets in 2009. He solidified his status as one of the five best Mexican football players as the quarterback for the University of Southern California Trojans, where he passed for just shy of 4,000 yards in his career. Sanchez led the 2008 squad to a 12-1 record and a 38-24 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in the 2009 Rose Bow, where he threw for a whopping 413 yards and had four touchdown passes to go with his touchdown run. In his rookie season with the Jets, Sanchez showed why he is one of the best Mexican football players by taking the Jets within one game of the Super Bowl, becoming only the second rookie to win his first two playoff games.
- Tony Romo. Antonio Ramiro Romo, the son of Mexican-American Ramiro Romo, has been the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys since 2006. He has shown Cowboy fans why he is one of the five best Mexican football players with his laundry list of team records, including most games with over 300 yards passing, most passing yards in a season and most passing touchdowns in a season. Considering the caliber of quarterbacks that have worn the Cowboy uniform over the years, from Roger Staubach to Troy Aikman, Romo is firmly on the list of the best Mexican football players.
- Anthony Munoz. Not only is Munoz one of the five best Mexican football players, he is simply one of the best football players to ever wear a NFL uniform. This Hall-of-Fame offensive lineman played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1980 until 1992 and is considered one of the best tackles in history. Munoz made the Pro Bowl eleven straight seasons, was the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year three times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. This great Mexican football player also added four career touchdown receptions for good measure.
- Roberto Garza If you have to have a street named after you and you make the cover of "Madden 09 En Espanol", chances are that you will also make our list of five best Mexican football players. Such is the case for Garza, Mexican-American offensive guard for the Chicago Bears, who has a street in his hometown of Rio Hondo, Texas named after him due to his football achievements at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Garza is a stalwart of the Bears offensive line, which helped the Bears produce the second most passing yards in team history in 2009.
- Max Montoya Anthony Munoz is not the only great Mexican football player to play for the Cincinnati Bengals. Like Munoz, Montoya is a Mexican-American from California who ended up on Cincinnati's great offensive line of the 1980's, which helped the team to two Super Bowl appearances, before he finished his career with the Oakland Raiders. An offensive guard, Montoya was an outstanding pass blocker who proved his status as one of the five best Mexican football players by making the Pro Bowl four times.