Another historic season by J.J. Watt wasn't enough to land MVP honors, but it did earn him the top spot in the Top 100 Players of 2015 countdown.
Watt, 26, was an unstoppable force along Houston's defensive line in 2014, finishing with 20.5 sacks, 78 tackles, four forced fumbles and one interception for a touchdown. He added three receptions on offense, all of which went for touchdowns. He became the first player in NFL history to record multiple seasons of at least 20 sacks.
In other words, Watt is the best at what he does and no other player is close. An argument can be made that Rodgers, who succeeds in an almost effortless manner at the game's most important position, should have finished ahead of Watt. But the voting offers a glimpse of just how much respect Watt garners from his contemporaries.
We are all witnessing greatness. Watt's place in the Top 100 serves as an acknowledgement.