The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs has finally arrived, and with it comes the best players the NFL has to offer. From crafty veterans to star rookies, the NFL rosters in the postseason are littered with the game’s best at each position.
Now is the time when legacies are built or broken, and only a few players will step up on the massive stage and carry their teams to a Super Bowl victory. Others will turn in amazing individual performances, but their teams will fizzle out against superior competition.
For any of these players who don’t bring a Lombardi Trophy home this year, their reputation will take a hit. The individual accolades are great, but the only reason these stars play the game is to win a championship.
What follows is a ranking of the greatest players that will step on the field next weekend in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Regular season stats are accounted for, as is the potential of each player to carry their team all the way to a championship.
Here are the 20 best players that will compete in the Divisional Round in pursuit of a Lombardi Trophy: