The 10 Best Players In The NFL

Pro Football NYCSenior Writer IDecember 17, 2007

That are not named Devin Hester...

10. Patrick Willis, LB, San Francisco

According to experts, the 49ers had a good draft in 2007 and claimed that they would compete for the playoffs. 

They were wrong about the 49ers, but right about Willis.

He has 20 more tackles than anyone else in the NFL this season (142).

9. Terrell Owens, WR, Dallas

He should be higher, but I still think teams can get inside his head, like Philly did yesterday.

8. Brett Favre, QB, Green Bay

Yes, he's back on the list! One of the greatest of all time is still relevant and may even find his way back to the Super Bowl.

Icon7. Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego 

A huge weapon in the Charger arsenal.  This used to be where Tony Gonzalez was, but Gates is hands-down the league's best pass-catching TE at present.

6. DeMeco Ryans, LB, Houston

Not many people get to see this kid play, and it's a shame. He is spectacular.

Too bad.

He'll probably end up on the Patriots some day, so you'll get your chance to see him then...

Icon SMI5. Randy Moss, WR, New England

The best receiver in football. Moss has made the Patriots the most dynamic team of this generation. I don't think I've ever seen a guy beat triple-coverage as regularly as Moss does...

4. Bryan Westbrook, RB, Philadelphia

If I were starting a team, he'd be my running back. This guy can do everything: run, catch, sell hot dogs, you name it...

Put it this way—when he goes off, the Eagles win.

3. Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis

His Colts just won their 12th game for the fifth consecutive season. Do you think he may have had just a little something to do with that?

2. LaDanian Tomlinson, RB, San Diego

When its all over, he'll go down as one the game's greatest. His passion combined with his talent is a rarity. Enjoy watching him while you still can.   

Icon1. Tom Brady QB, New England

He can throw like Elway and Marino and sees the field like Montana and Unitas. 

And that's just the start.

His three Super Bowl rings may be getting some company very soon.