Tom Brady Retains #1 Position In NFL Top 100 Players List
on Jun 27, 2018 07:32 AM EDT
Decorated quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots remains in the top spot of the NFL's Top 100 players list.
The 40-year-old footballer, who is considered by the league as the Greatest Of All Time, beat Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles who took the second and third places respectively. It was the second straight year for Brady to be recognized as the league's top player after receiving such recognition last season.
Third Time For Tom Brady
It was also the third time for Brady to take the number 1 spot of the Top 100 list. Aside from topping last year's list, Brady was also named as the best player in 2011 and has been in the top five since.
Brady, who was the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, has defied father time by completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 4577 yards this season. The five-time Super Bowl winner has also accumulated 32 touchdowns, eight interceptions while leading his team into its 15th straight playoff appearance. Brady, who has played 17 years in the league, has steered the Patriots in eight Super Bowl appearances.
The 6-foot-4 quarterback also gained praises from his peers with Raiders quarterback Derek Carr stating that Brady is making things look easy for everyone. Russell Wilson of the Seahawks added that Brady is undoubtedly the greatest of all time.
During his stellar career, Brady has also become a three-time NFL MVP, a three-time All-Pro team member while making the Pro Bowl 13 times. Brady has a career completion average of 63.9 percent for 66159 yards and 488 touchdowns.
Von Miller Falls To Ninth Spot
Meanwhile, Von Miller of the Broncos dropped to the ninth spot after a second-place finish last year. Considered as the league's best rusher, Miller failed to make a massive impact for his team who only finished with a 5-11 win-loss card last season.
Nonetheless, experts are certain that Miller will likely return to his top form with the presence of celebrated rookie Bradley Chubb. Miller finished the season with 10 sacks and 57 tackles.
On the other hand, Julio Jones of Steelers who finished third last season dropped to fourth this year. Jones managed to find the end zone just three times this season. However, Jones was still impressive as ever finishing the year with at least 80 passes and more than 1400 yards.
Other players who cracked the top ten were Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, and Drew Brees who finished in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth places respectively. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers who was in sixth place last year wound up in tenth this season.