Surprise No. 1 In The Latest NFL Top 100

The NFL players have once again voted on their top 100, revealed by, and while all the names in the top-10 are well deserved and not surprising in the least, the player voted as the best in the entire NFL may shock some fans. After more than 20-years dominating at the top level for the New England Patriots and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with an astounding seven Super Bowl wins, Tom Brady is seen by his peers as the best player the game has to offer.

At 45-years old, many still expect Brady to lead his Buccaneers team deep in the playoffs, and after a great 2021 that saw him put up over 5,300 yards with 43 Touchdown's to just 12 interceptions, there's no doubting that the GOAT deserves this honour. Many feel that Aaron Donald, the No. 2 in this years Top 100 deserved the spot, but after all these years of proving people wrong and continuing to dominate, there's no reason to blame the players for seeing TB12 as the best in the game still. 

Donald had another fantastic year, and although he was edged by TJ Watt (No. 6) for Defensive Player of the Year, he still had a fantastic and typically dominant season, where he led the Rams to their first Super Bowl since returning to Los Angeles as a franchise. The only other defensive player inside the top-10 was Jalen Ramsey (No. 9), a teammate of Donald, and if they can be just as good in 2022, there's no reason why the Rams can't go back-to-back on the biggest stage. 

Joining them is another LA Ram in Cooper Kupp (No. 4), who was deservedly the top name out of the three pass-catchers on the list, with the Raiders Davante Adams (No. 7) and Travis Kelce (No. 10), who are all absolutely dynamic and dangerous in their own right. Speaking of dominant, Jonathan Taylor (No. 5) had an incredible breakout season in 2021 with the Colts, and with a fresh body and plenty of talent around him, he's in for another amazing year.

Finally, we have all the QB's besides Brady in Aaron Rodgers (No. 3) and Patrick Mahomes (No. 8), and while this list may not be entirely accurate, it is what the players voted on, and players most often have the most accurate takes on their peers.

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