Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has yet to see his name called in this year’s NFL Top 100 list and with only the top ten yet to be revealed, fans who care about such lists would no doubt have assumed that he will show up in that last group.
Indeed, on Thursday the NFL announced the names of the players who will be on the top ten of the rankings — though not their order, which is announced on Monday. As expected, Rodgers is in that group.
Here is the list of players in the top ten, presented in alphabetical order:
- Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
- Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
- Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
- Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
- Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
- Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos
- Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
- Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
What this list means is that Rodgers will be at worst the fourth-ranked quarterback on the list. Rodgers’ passer rating in seven games in 2017 was 97.2 — pedestrian by his lofty standards, as it is 6.6 points below his career average, but still excellent in comparison to the rest of the league. That mark ranked 8th among all qualifying passers last season, however, with the other three signal-callers on the above list showing up above 100.
Wentz might be the toughest player to rank in the top ten, in fact. His season was cut short after 13 games, and his backup, Nick Foles, led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title. Still, his numbers in his second NFL season were exceptional (save for a completion percentage just north of 60%).
In past years, Rodgers has been a perennial top-ten player. He was sixth each of the last two years and second in 2015, and he has been outside the top ten just twice. Those rankings came in 2011, the very first list, and in 2014, and he ranked 11th both of those years.
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