Did NFL Players Get Their Top 5 Right in the Top 100 Poll?
The NFL's annual Top 100 list has finally been released in its entirety. The presentation of the league's annual list of pro-football greats, as voted upon by the players, culminated earlier this week with the release of the top 20.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers found himself in the top spot this year after being voted No. 11 on the 2011 list. Who could argue with that?
You can find the entire list here, but here's a quick rundown of the top five:
Rodgers, as we mentioned, was No. 1. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made the No. 2 spot after his record-breaking 2011 season. Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson averaged over 100 receiving yards per game last season; that was good enough for him to reach No. 3 on the list.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took the No. 4 spot after guiding his team to its sixth Super Bowl. New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, whose "shutdown corner" status shows little signs of wear, rounds out the quintet at No. 5.
Did three quarterbacks deserve to be in the top five?
Quarterbacks always get disproportionate shares of credit for their teams' successes, and the players voting in this poll seemed to follow that bias.
Should the players have given more consideration to lesser-known stars of teams that made deep postseason runs, like Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata (No. 9) or San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (No. 10)? Did Brady get too much credit for teammate Rob Gronkowski's (No. 21) great season?
Senior NFL draft lead writer Matt Miller and I discuss the NFL's upper echelon of its Top 100 and provide our own respective "Top Fives" in our latest debate.
Enjoy the video above, and leave us your own top five in the comments below, just like John Cusack's character always did in High Fidelity. Try it—it's fun!
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