I'd make three changes. One, you don't need NFL twice. Two, I doubt you need an apostrophe in LBs. Three, you can simply say NFL history.
... and one of the best LBs in NFL history.
Headline found online: Is Carpenter about to get the boot?
I like it, since Dan Carpenter is (or was) the Miami Dolphins' kicker. The kicker puts the boot to the ball.
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