The NFL Top 100 is a list of the top 100 players in the National Football League (NFL) created by the league and announced by NFL Network. The first list was revealed in 2017, and an updated version was unveiled during a special presentation on NFL Network on July 16, 2018.
The voting panel consists of all active players, coaches and general managers. They are asked to choose whom they believe is the best player in the league at their respective positions.
The following is a list of players who have appeared on the NFL Top 100 as well as players who have been selected by fans as of 2019.
The NFL Top 100 is a list compiled by the NFL Network of the top 100 players in the National Football League as chosen by ballot of NFL players and voted on by fans. The list was unveiled during a three-hour special on July 16, 2011, the day before Super Bowl XLV.
The list is aired annually during the run-up to the start of the regular season at the end of each year. It is similar to other sports leagues’ all-star teams or ‘dream teams’, except that instead of being made up of just one season’s players, it is compiled over several years.
The first edition of the list was released in 2011 and included 90 players. For its second year, it featured 99 players, and for its third edition it had grown to 101. The fourth edition saw an increase to 102 players, whilst in 2015 it reached 104. In 2016, there were 106 players included, but for 2017 there were only 104.
In addition to voting by current NFL players, fans have one vote each for their favorite player within every division; fans cannot vote for players from their own team (except kickers).
The NFL Top 100 is an annual player ranking of the top 100 players in the National Football League (NFL), as chosen by a panel of NFL experts.
The list was first released in 2011, and has been published each year since.
Each expert who selects the top 100 can vote for only one player at each position on the field: quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, offensive tackle, offensive guard, center, defensive end, defensive tackle, outside linebacker and inside linebacker. A player can receive votes at multiple positions if they play at multiple positions; this was especially prevalent in 2011 when Brett Favre was ranked as a quarterback and an offensive tackle. The lists are intended to be comprehensive and include players who have played in any position which is normally considered a skill position on offense or defense.
The rankings were compiled by surveying the following individuals who are members of either the media or general public:
Media members: Skip Bayless (Fox Sports) Gregg Rosenthal (Pro Football Talk) Peter King (Sports Illustrated) Mike Silver (NFL Network) Albert Breer (Yahoo! Sports) Chris Mortensen (ESPN) Mark Kaboly (Trib Total Media) Matt Miller
The NFL Top 100 is a list that ranks the best players in the NFL as voted on by the players themselves. It started in 2011, but its roots can be traced back to a ranking system devised by former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin and ESPN The Magazine’s senior editor Peter King in 2008.
Since 2011, the NFL Network has been revealing the top 100 players each summer on a show hosted by Rich Eisen and Steve Mariucci. The show also features some player interviews and analysis from Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah, who are both former NFL scouts.
The Top 100 has become one of the most anticipated shows of the summer for football fans.
Who was number 1 in the NFL Top 100?
The NFL Top 100 was a list published by the National Football League (NFL) in honor of the league’s centennial celebration. The list was released on NFL Network on June 11, 2011, and was voted on by current NFL players.
The top ten players were named the “NFL Players of the Year” by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The top 100 players were announced in 10 groups of 10 each on Tuesday, June 14; Wednesday, June 15; Thursday, June 16; Friday, June 17; Saturday, June 18; Sunday, June 19; Monday, June 20; Tuesday, June 21; and Wednesday June 22.
The following people were named to the NFL Top 100:
This year’s NFL Top 100 was revealed on Tuesday night and there were a few surprises. The players voted on the list are ranked by other players in the league, so it’s not surprising that some of them would be a little off base.
The list isn’t just any ranking of the best athletes in football, it’s a way to show which players are having the best seasons and performing at their highest level. With that said, here are five things we learned from the NFL Top 100:
Tom Brady is still king of the hill. It was no surprise that Tom Brady came out on top as the best player in football for 2019. After all, he has been doing this for over 20 years now and is still playing at an elite level. Brady is currently leading his team in every category imaginable and has been doing so since 2001 when he took over as starting QB for New England Patriots (then known as New England Patriots).
Aaron Rodgers fell short of expectations. The Green Bay Packers quarterback was ranked No. 1 after winning Super Bowl 50 with his team back in 2015 but now seems like he’s slipping out of favor among players across the league. Rodgers’ stats aren’t necessarily down but his play has been inconsistent at times
The NFL Top 100 list is back. This year, the league’s top players were asked who they thought was the best player in the league.
The results are in and the top of the list looks very different than last year’s edition.
In last year’s poll, Tom Brady won by a landslide with 40 percent of the vote. This year, he finished third behind Aaron Rodgers (25) and Matthew Stafford (22).
Rodgers is now considered by his peers as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history and made it clear that he should be considered among the all-time greats.
Last year, Brady was voted as the best quarterback in football by his contemporaries, but this season he came up just short of Rodgers’ 25 votes as well as Matt Ryan (20), Drew Brees (18), Ben Roethlisberger (12) and Philip Rivers (10).
Eric Berry, the Kansas City Chiefs safety and cancer survivor, topped the NFL Network’s annual list of the league’s top 100 players.
“He’s just a great man,” said DeMarcus Ware, who is No. 52 on this year’s list. “I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him. He has changed the lives of so many people.”
Berry was ranked fifth by his peers last season, but his accomplishment in returning from Hodgkin lymphoma after being diagnosed with it in November 2014 helped earn him the top spot this time around.
“It was such an honor to be recognized as a leader in my community,” Berry told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. “I cherish that opportunity.”
The 29-year-old Berry has made four Pro Bowls since entering the NFL as a first-round draft pick out of Tennessee in 2010 and is known for being one of the most active players off the field working with charities devoted to fighting cancer and supporting military veterans and children with disabilities.
Who is the best player in the NFL 2022?
The NFL is a league that always has a lot to look forward to, but this upcoming season will be especially exciting. There are more than a couple of teams that have a legitimate shot at winning the Super Bowl, and there’s also a strong crop of young quarterbacks who will continue to develop into elite players.
With all that said, let’s take a look at the best player in the NFL 2022.
QB: Kyler Murray
Murray has been one of the most hyped up prospects since he was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cardinals in 2021. He’s already made an impact for Arizona in his first two seasons, leading them to back-to-back playoff appearances and winning MVP in 2023 after throwing for 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns (with just seven interceptions) during his second year in the league. The only question surrounding him is whether or not he’ll stay with Arizona or sign with the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent after 2020. But if he does stay with Arizona then there’s no doubt that he’ll be considered one of the best QBs in football by 2022.
When it comes to the NFL 2022 season, there will be plenty of new faces. Some players are retiring, some are moving on to other teams, and some are just about to enter the league for the first time.
There is no doubt that there will be some familiar names among the best players in 2022, but there will also be plenty of new guys who have yet to hit their primes. It’s hard to predict right now who will be at the top of their game when the 2022 season begins, but we can take a look at some of the young players who could be future Hall of Famers.
Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams)
The first overall pick in 2020 is still only 24 years old, so he has plenty of time to prove himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He hasn’t had much success during his first three seasons in Los Angeles, but he has shown flashes of potential with his arm strength and accuracy on deep passes. If Goff can lead the Rams back into contention again in 2022 and beyond, he’ll be remembered as one of the greatest signal-callers ever once he hangs up his cleats for good.
Sam Darnold (New York Jets)
Super Bowl LVI will be played at the Miami Dolphins stadium. The winner of Super Bowl LVI will be named Super Bowl Champions.
The 2022 NFL season will be the 82nd season of the National Football League (NFL). The season will begin on September 9, 2022, and end on January 7, 2023. The playoffs will begin on January 3, 2023 with the Wild Card games, followed by the Divisional Round games on January 10–11, 2023 and concluding with the Pro Bowl on January 16 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
There are a lot of really good players in the NFL right now. The top players in the league are truly outstanding athletes, and they’re also very smart and well-prepared. But which of these amazing players will be the best going forward? Who will be able to sustain their success for years to come?
The NFL has had a lot of great quarterbacks over the years, but only one has ever won five Super Bowls — Tom Brady. The Patriots have won six Super Bowls overall, so it’s clear that Brady is one of the greatest to ever play at his position. He’s also been able to adapt as he’s gotten older, changing his style from one year to another depending on what his team needs from him. We expect him to continue playing at this high level for at least another couple of seasons before finally retiring.
Is Aaron Rodgers in the top 100?
Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He’s a two-time MVP and has won a Super Bowl. But is he in the top 100 players of all time?
It’s a question that will be debated for years to come, but it’s one that can’t be answered definitively until we see how he plays in his 30s. At this point, it seems like we’re still waiting on Rodgers’ peak.
This year, he’ll turn 35, which is usually when quarterbacks start to regress. But Rodgers has defied conventional wisdom so far. He’s still one of the best quarterbacks in football and he’s been able to stay healthy despite taking hits every week due to his style of play.
Rodgers has also been remarkably consistent throughout his career. From 2008 through 2018, Rodgers has completed at least 65 percent of his passes for 4,000 yards or more in every season except for 2015 (when he missed nine games with an injury). And he has a career passer rating over 100 during that span too — including three seasons with at least a 115 rating (2010-12).
Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks to play the game. He has been in the NFL for 12 years, and he’s already a top-10 quarterback all-time.
Rodgers has been named to eight Pro Bowls and has won a Super Bowl MVP award. However, he has never been named as one of the top 100 players in NFL history.
He has been overlooked by many people when discussing who should be considered one of the best quarterbacks ever, but he has done just about everything possible on the field. Rodgers can make throws that no other quarterback can make, and he never fails to come through when his team needs him most.
Rodgers also holds many records including:
Most consecutive games with at least one passing touchdown (54)
Most consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes (11)
The answer is no.
In fact, when we look at the list of the top 100 players in the NFL right now, Rodgers doesn’t even come close to making the cut.
The list, compiled by 247 Sports’ NFL analyst Mike Loyko, ranks players based on a number of factors including age and overall production.
Rodgers has made it clear that he wants to play until he’s 40 years old and he’s only getting better as he gets older. But does that mean he should make this list?
Aaron Rodgers is in the top 100. The Packers quarterback came in at No. 39 on NFL Network’s list of the Top 100 Players of 2019.
Rodgers is the highest-ranked quarterback on the list, and he’s only one of two players from his position to make it into the top 50. Drew Brees was No. 48, which means there are 40 players ranked above him that are not quarterbacks.
The Packers have had seven players make it into the top 100 since 2011: Aaron Rodgers (2019, No. 39), Clay Matthews (2018, No. 57), Jordy Nelson (2017, No. 79), Randall Cobb (2016, No. 85), James Jones (2015, No. 76), Charles Woodson (2014, No. 68) and Greg Jennings (2013, No. 68).
Who votes on the NFL Top 100 players?
The NFL Top 100 players is the list of the best NFL players, as voted by the NFL players. The list is compiled by NFL Network and is released in numerous installments.
The voting panel consists of current and former NFL players, coaches and general managers.
The first installment was revealed on April 26, 2011 on NFL Total Access. It was released in groups of 20 by position and over a period of five weeks.
The NFL Top 100 is voted on by the players. The league sends out a ballot to every player, and they vote on who they think are the best players in the game.
The results are then tallied and released as a list of the top 100 players in the NFL.
The process has changed over time — this year’s list was only announced after voting had been taking place for six weeks — but it’s always been done by players.
The NFL Top 100 list is voted on by current NFL players. The players who vote are able to submit their choices at any point during the season, so their votes are not limited to the final weeks of the regular season or postseason.
The voting process is confidential, so we don’t know who voted for which players. However, we do know that only active players are eligible to vote for this list. Past and present NFL greats (such as Jerry Rice) are not allowed to participate in selecting who makes the cut.
Each player can select up to two offensive players (one quarterback and one running back) and two defensive players (one cornerback and one linebacker). A total of 50 players are chosen every year by this process.
The NFL Top 100 is voted on by people who watch the game closely and know what they’re talking about, so you can expect a lot of players to be left off.
But which ones?
We asked NFL Media analyst Gil Brandt, who has been involved with the Top 100 since its inception in 2011, to tell us which players he thinks have been overlooked by fans and broadcasters alike. Here’s what he said:
“There are always going to be guys who didn’t make it for one reason or another. I’m always surprised by some of the names that aren’t on there. For example, this year I thought Aqib Talib deserved to be on there based on what he did last season.”
“I think Tony Romo has been underrated by some people in terms of his accomplishments over the years.”
“Another guy who has been underrated is [Seattle Seahawks cornerback] Richard Sherman. He’s had an incredible career.”
Who is the best player of all time in the NFL?
Who is the best player of all time in the NFL?
The best quarterback of all time is Peyton Manning, who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. He was named to the Pro Bowl 13 times and won four league MVP awards. Manning led the Colts to two Super Bowls, losing both times to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In 2013, he became the first player to win a Super Bowl with two different teams when his Broncos beat Seattle.
Manning’s brother Eli also has a strong case for best quarterback of all time after leading the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, both against New England. Eli has two Super Bowl MVP awards under his belt and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Year twice (2011-12).
Tom Brady is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever, but some argue that he’s not even close to being as good as Manning or his brother Eli. That’s because he only has one Super Bowl victory while they have four each — though Brady did win three Super Bowl MVP awards compared with zero for Peyton and one for Eli (2012).
The best player of all time in the NFL is Jerry Rice. He was a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and has the most receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns in NFL history.
Rice was born on October 13th, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi. His father died when he was only eight years old and his mother moved him to Cleveland, Ohio so that he could live with his grandparents while she worked as a nurse’s aide at a local nursing home. When Rice was 12 years old he moved back to Mississippi where he began playing football as part of the Pop Warner youth league.
Rice played college football at Mississippi Valley State University where he led the team to two national championships and was named MVP of both games. After graduating from MVSU, Rice was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1985 with their first round pick (16th overall). He played for 16 seasons with San Francisco before retiring after 2002 season at age 39 due to injuries suffered during his career (including three knee surgeries).
Over his career Rice amassed 1,549 receptions for 22,895 yards (an average of 15.6 yards per catch) and 197 touchdowns; these numbers are still unmatched by anyone else in NFL history despite some players having played longer than Rice
The NFL is a league of great players. There are many who have made their mark on the game, but only one can be called the best ever.
This is not a list of the greatest quarterbacks or running backs or linebackers in NFL history. All positions are included and each player must have been at his best for at least five years to qualify. A long career helped, but it wasn’t necessary to make this list.
The criteria also included postseason success and Super Bowl rings. The season-long awards, such as MVPs or Defensive Player of the Year, were not considered in order to give more weight to longevity and overall impact on the game.
So here goes:
1) Jerry Rice (1985-2004)
Rice was the best receiver in NFL history and arguably the greatest player ever. He holds nearly every receiving record there is — most receptions, most yards and most touchdowns. His career totals include 1,549 receptions for 22,895 yards and 197 touchdowns in 208 games played over 20 seasons with three different teams (the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks). He led his teams to three Super Bowl titles (XXIII with San Francisco; XXXVII and XXXVIII with Oakland) during his time in
- Barry Sanders (RB)
Sanders was one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL, but his career was cut short due to injuries. He is currently second on the all-time rushing list and third on the all-time touchdowns list. The Detroit Lions retired his jersey number (20) and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
- Jerry Rice (WR)
Rice is one of only two players in NFL history to play in three Super Bowls with three different teams (San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks). He also holds nearly every major receiving record including receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns. His 1,549 receptions are more than any other player has had in their entire career by over 200 receptions! He also has 14 seasons with 1,000+ yards receiving which is tied for second most all time behind only Marvin Harrison who had 15 such seasons during his career. Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been named to nine Pro Bowls throughout his career as well as being named MVP twice during his time at Stanford University where he won multiple national championships while playing there
Did DK Metcalf make top 100?
DK Metcalf was not one of the 100 players named to the 2019 NFL Draft’s Top 100.
The draft’s top receiver, DK Metcalf, missed out on making the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2019 list. The sophomore wideout was No. 2 on Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest Big Board . However, he did not make this year’s list despite being a projected first-round pick by many analysts.
It’s hard to say whether or not his absence from the list will affect his draft stock at all, but it could be beneficial for him in some ways. If teams are worried about his durability because of a previous neck injury, then this could help him slide down into round one and be available for teams who may want to take a chance on him as an early second-round pick.
As you can see, DK Metcalf was not among the top 100 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. That’s a bit of a surprise considering Metcalf was a high-profile recruit and one of the most talented players in his draft class.
Metcalf was ranked as one of the top 25 overall players by ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., but both had him outside of their top 100. McShay had Metcalf at No. 36 overall, while Kiper had him at No. 57 overall.
The Ole Miss wide receiver was ranked as the No. 3 player at his position by McShay and No. 4 by Kiper.
DK Metcalf is a wide receiver from Ole Miss. He’s 6’3″ and 228 pounds. He’s also projected to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Metcalf didn’t have a great showing at the combine, but he could still have a successful NFL career if he lands with the right team.
The Ole Miss product didn’t run the 40-yard dash because of an injury, but he did participate in other drills. He finished sixth in the vertical jump (40 inches), tied for fourth in the broad jump (129 inches) and was second in 3-cone drill time (6.65 seconds).
DK Metcalf is the latest wide receiver to declare for the NFL draft from Ole Miss. The three-star prospect from Starkville High School committed to the Rebels in January 2014, but he was a late bloomer.
Metcalf had just one offer from Ole Miss when he committed, but by the time he signed with the Rebels in February 2015, he was rated as a four-star prospect. He was named an All-SEC first-team selection and Biletnikoff Award finalist as a junior after catching 44 passes for 716 yards and seven touchdowns for the Rebels in 2018.
Metcalf declared for the NFL draft on January 3 and will likely be picked inside the top two rounds of April’s draft.
Metcalf has speed, size and leaping ability that make him an ideal fit for today’s NFL offenses. He also has issues with drops that will limit his production in college and could hurt him at times in the pros if they aren’t properly coached up or corrected through repetition.
Did Dak Prescott make the top 100?
Dak Prescott was the most efficient quarterback in the league last season.
The Cowboys’ rookie had the highest passer rating, QBR and adjusted yards per attempt of any quarterback with at least 200 pass attempts. He was second in yards per dropback and third in touchdown-to-interception ratio behind Matt Ryan and Tom Brady.
But did Dak make it on ESPN’s list of top 100 players?
Prescott came in at No. 99 on the list, which is obviously a good spot for him considering he’s only a rookie. But he’s 12th among quarterbacks and behind Blake Bortles (75), Jameis Winston (73) and Marcus Mariota (72).
Dak Prescott made the top 100.
The Cowboys quarterback came in at No. 81, which is a bit of a surprise considering he was ranked No. 1 in the division by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah.
Prescott got 50 points for being “one of the most efficient quarterbacks in NFL history,” according to the ranking by Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier. That was tied for first with Tom Brady and Drew Brees among NFC quarterbacks, who were tied for second behind Alex Smith at 55 points.
“With an impressive set of skills, Prescott led Dallas to 13 wins in 2017 despite missing running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games,” Tanier wrote of Dak. “He has shown tremendous poise under pressure.”
Dak Prescott is one of the most popular players in the NFL, and he’s not even in the top 100 of this year’s list.
That’s right, Dak Prescott is not on the list yet. It’s early though — maybe he’ll make it next year?
The Cowboys quarterback has been solid since taking over the starting job in 2016, but he’s nowhere near as good as some of the quarterbacks ranked ahead of him. He doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring and his numbers aren’t as good as other quarterbacks who made the cut.
Is Dak really No. 101? That seems low for someone who was named NFL MVP last season. But there are other factors at work here.
First, we need to look at how these rankings are calculated. They’re based on votes from current players who vote on their peers anonymously, so if you want to know why Dak isn’t ranked any higher, ask someone else who voted for him! (Seriously.)
But there are probably a few reasons why Dak didn’t make the cut:
- The Cowboys haven’t had much success recently, which could be affecting his ranking among current players;
- He’s young and hasn’t been around long enough to get much respect;
- He hasn
Dak Prescott has made the list of 100 best players in the NFL.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback was ranked No. 99 on the NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players in football for 2019, which was announced Monday night during “NFL Total Access.”
It is the first time that Prescott has been included on a list of top players and marks the first time since 2013 that a Cowboy has made it onto the rankings.
How many players are in the NFL?
The league is made up of 32 teams, each with 53 players on their rosters. This means that there are 1,696 players in the NFL at any given time.
The NFL also has a developmental league called the NFL Europe, which had seven teams in 2007. These teams have varying numbers of players on their rosters, but they average around 50 per team.
As of 2007, there were 1,696 active players in the National Football League (NFL). This number includes those who play on Sundays and Mondays during the regular season, as well as those who play in exhibition games and other special events during off-seasons.
There are 1,696 active players in the National Football League (NFL). The NFL consists of 32 teams, each of which has 53 players on its active roster.
There are also 10 practice squads per team, each of which can have up to 10 players on it at any given time. These players typically come from the team’s preseason roster and are signed to a one-year contract. Practice squad players do not earn a salary but get paid $7,200 per week if they’re on the 53-man roster (or $5,700 if they’re not).
The NFL has a developmental league called NFL Europe that currently consists of six teams and allows some players to compete for spots in the league. There were eight teams in NFL Europe when it began operation in 1991; two were shut down after the 2007 season due to poor attendance and profits. The remaining four teams were folded into NFL Europa when it was renamed NFL Europa in 2006.
The NFL is made up of 32 teams, each with 53 players on their active rosters. This includes a minimum of 46 active players who are required to dress for the game, plus another seven alternates.
The other 11 players are on injured reserve or the exempt list.
There are 1,696 players on the active rosters of the 32 NFL teams. The average age of a player is 26.4 years old. The youngest player is 19 and the oldest is 43. The median salary for an NFL player is $630,000.
Of those 1,696 players, only 18 are women. The average age of a woman in the league is 27 years old and they earn an average salary of $55,000 per year.
There are also several hundred players who spend most of their time on practice squads or injured reserve lists every year as well as hundreds more who are cut by teams every year before they ever get to play an actual game for them.