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The Top 100 Players Chosen By The Players

 

Find out who made the list of the NFL's Top 100 Players of 2016, as chosen by the players themselves. Watch player video profiles, reactions from our analysts & more!

 

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Who are the top 100 players in the NFL today? NFL Network brings you the Top 100 Players of 2016 voted on by the players themselves. Find out who made the cut each week on Wednesdays at 8PM ET on NFL Network. This year’s list received the most votes from current NFL players in the six-season history of the series.


Following each weekly episode, The Top 100 Players of 2016 Reactions Sponsored by TD Ameritrade show airs live from the NFL Network studios at 9PM ET. Hosted by Amber Theoharis and featuring a rotation of other NFL Network analysts, the 30-minute show provides instant reaction to players unveiled – and not unveiled – on the latest episode. NFL players who have been voted onto the top 100 will also join the Reactions show throughout the series, beginning with the first show of the season on Wednesday. Additionally, viewers can interact with the show on social media using #NFLTop100.


The NFL Top 100 Players of 2016:


Click on a name below to see the Top 100 video profile for that player.

Rank Player Position Team 2015 Rank
1 Cam Newton QB Panthers 73
2 Tom Brady QB Patriots 3
3 J.J. Watt DE Texans 1
4 Antonio Brown WR Steelers 8
5 Adrian Peterson RB Vikings 62
6 Aaron Rodgers QB Packers 2
7 Luke Kuechly LB Panthers 14
8 Julio Jones WR Falcons 13
9 Rob Gronkowski TE Patriots 10
10 Odell Beckham Jr. WR Giants 32
11 Josh Norman CB Redskins --
12 Carson Palmer QB Cardinals --
13 Khalil Mack DE Raiders 49
14 Aaron Donald DT Rams 92
15 Von Miller LB Broncos 33
16 A.J. Green WR Bengals 37
17 Russell Wilson QB Seahawks 22
18 Patrick Peterson CB Cardinals 19
19 DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans --
20 Richard Sherman CB Seahawks 11
21 Ben Roethlisberger QB Steelers 26
22 Todd Gurley RB Rams --
23 Joe Thomas T Browns 25
24 Darrelle Revis CB Jets 17
25 Brandon Marshall WR Jets 57
26 Justin Houston LB Chiefs 27
27 Larry Fitzgerald WR Cardinals 68
28 Tyrann Mathieu S Cardinals --
29 Geno Atkins DT Bengals --
30 Drew Brees QB Saints 30
31 Allen Robinson WR Jaguars --
32 Kam Chancellor S Seahawks 41
33 Doug Martin RB Buccaneers --
34 Aqib Talib CB Broncos --
35 Andy Dalton QB Bengals --
36 DeMarcus Ware LB Broncos 87
37 Marshal Yanda G Ravens 79
38 Greg Olsen TE Panthers 89
39 Muhammad Wilkerson DE Jets 74
40 Ndamukong Suh DT Dolphins 24
41 Le'Veon Bell RB Steelers 16
42 Tyron Smith T Cowboys 36
43 Ezekiel Ansah DE Lions --
44 Tyler Eifert TE Bengals --
45 Trent Williams T Redskins 47
46 Philip Rivers QB Chargers 43
47 Eli Manning QB Giants --
48 Chandler Jones DE Patriots --
49 Fletcher Cox DT Eagles --
50 Devonta Freeman RB Falcons --
51 Dez Bryant WR Cowboys 15
52 Chris Harris Jr. CB Broncos --
53 Lavonte David LB Buccaneers 56
54 Thomas Davis LB Panthers --
55 Eric Berry S Chiefs --
56 Blake Bortles QB Jaguars --
57 Clay Matthews LB Packers 51
58 Kawann Short DT Panthers --
59 Michael Bennett DE Seahawks 90
60 Reggie Nelson S Raiders --
61 NaVorro Bowman LB 49ers --
62 Demaryius Thomas WR Broncos 20
63 Gerald McCoy DT Buccaneers 28
64 Reshad Jones S Dolphins --
65 Marcus Peters CB Chiefs --
66 Earl Thomas S Seahawks 21
67 Andrew Whitworth T Bengals --
68 TJ Ward S Broncos --
69 LeSean McCoy RB Bills 29
70 Carlos Dunlap DE Bengals --
71 Calais Campbell DE Cardinals 99
72 Doug Baldwin WR Seahawks --
73 Harrison Smith S Vikings --
74 Emmanuel Sanders WR Broncos 95
75 Jamaal Charles RB Chiefs 12
76 Linval Johnson DT Vikings --
77 Jordan Reed TE Redskins --
78 Chris Ivory RB Jaguars --
79 Ryan Kalil C Panthers --
80 Derrick Johnson LB Chiefs --
81 Alex Smith QB Chiefs --
82 Delanie Walker TE Titans --
83 Telvin Smith LB Jaguars --
84 Tamba Hali LB Chiefs 70
85 Kirk Cousins QB Redskins --
86 Jonathan Stewart RB Panthers --
87 Julian Edelman WR Patriots 91
88 Cameron Heyward DE Steelers --
89 Allen Hurns WR Jaguars --
90 Matt Forte RB Bears 48
91 Travis Kelce TE Chiefs --
92 Andrew Luck QB Colts 7
93 Jeremy Maclin WR Chiefs 61
94 Gary Barnidge TE Browns --
95 Mike Daniels DT Packers --
96 Sammy Watkins WR Bills --
97 Richie Incognito G Bills --
98 Jarvis Landry WR Dolphins --
99 Cameron Jordan DE Saints --
100 Derek Carr QB Raiders --

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Top 100 Reactions

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Top 100 Reactions

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Top 100 Reactions

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Top 100 Reactions

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Top 100 Reactions

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The Top 5 NFL Players of 2016


The countdown this year is complete - see who made the Top 5!


top 100 2016 cam newton

QB - Carolina

Cam Newton

NFL MVP. Offensive Player of the Year. A ranking to match the number on his back. NUMBER ONE.

top 100 2016 tom brady

QB - New England

Tom Brady

Brady finished the 2015 regular season with a league leading 36 touchdown passes.

top 100 2016 j.j. watt

DE - Houston

J.J. Watt

Despite battling a groin injury and a fractured left hand, Watt led the NFL with 17.5 sacks in 2015.

2016 top 100 antonio brown

WR - Pittsburgh

Antonio Brown

In the 2015 season, Brown amassed a career high 1,834 receiving yards.

top 100 2016 adrian peterson

RB - Minnesota

Adrian Peterson

In 2015, Peterson won the Rushing NFL Triple Crown - leading in carries, yards and rushing touchdowns.

The Top 5 of 2015


Take a look at the Top 5 from last year's list. For the first time ever, a defensive player took the top spot and one of the Top 5 went on to win SB50. Will any of the Top 5 make it back on the list? Watch NFL Network Wednesdays at 8pm ET to find out!


top 100 2015 jj watt

DE - Houston

J.J. Watt

The Defensive End from the Texans was the first defensive player to finish at No. 1.

top 100 2015 aaron rodgers

QB - Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers finished the 2014 season with 65.6 completion percentage.

tom brady top 100 2015

QB - New England

Tom Brady

The 2014 season was another explosive year for Tom Brady, ending with a Super Bowl win.

demarco murray top 100 2015

RB - Philadelphia

DeMarco Murray

Murray gained respect from his peers for his incredible 2014 season in Dallas.

peyton manning top 100 2015

QB - Denver

Peyton Manning

Despite his struggles in December 2014, Manning's peers voted him into the top 5 last year.