Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MY NFL TOP 100 PLAYERS LIST: 1-5



I have no shame in saying that I have a huge QB bias.  This is a QB driven league.  The QB is and always will be the most important player on the field.  Having a great signal caller is the difference between being a Super Bowl contender and an average team.  As rookie QB's Andrew Luck, RG III and Russell Wilson proved, it is also the difference between a playoff team and a rebuilding team.

My top four players are all superstar Super Bowl winning QB's that put up monster numbers as well.  Adrian Peterson who had a MONSTER SEASON is still only #4 on my list.  Yes he's an incredible player.  But no GM would take him THIS YEAR over the top three QB's.  Peterson and Drew Brees are a coin flip

1. AARON RODGERS-GREEN BAY PACKERS-QB #1


Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are both first ballot Hall of Fame QB's.  Both are arguably top 5 QB's in NFL history.   Brady and Manning set the standard for the QB position for the first past of this century.  However Aaron Rodgers represents the new age QB of this new generation.  He has all five tools that one could desire at QB.  Great accuracy, great deep ball, great leader, great in pre-snap reads, and unlike Brady and Manning, Rodgers has great running ability.  Rodgers is the best QB now and has become the QB prototype of the future.  In the past, big guys with rocket arms and zero mobility like Dan Marino, Drew Bledsoe and Manning were the norm.  In today's NFL, young QB's still need to be big and have a strong arm.  But now it is equally important to be accurate and have good mobility both in and out of the pocket.  Manning and Brady are LEGENDS but they are the end of a dying breed.
Aaron Rodgers  #12 QB
Height: 6-2   Weight: 225   Age: 29
Born: 12/2/1983 Chico , CA
College: California
Experience: 9th season
High School: Pleasant Valley HS [Chico, CA]
TDS
39
INT
8
YDS
4,295
RTG
108.0
RECENT GAMESMORE
WKOPPRESULTPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
15 @CHIW  21-13233663.92918.130313116.84143.50----
16 TENW  55-7273871.13429.03018125.14112.81----
17 @MINL  34-37284070.03659.140532131.8--------11
 
CAREER STATSMORE
SeasonTeamPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
2012Green Bay Packers161637155267.24,2957.839851293108.0542594.8254
2011Green Bay Packers151534350268.34,6439.245636219122.5602574.3340
2010Green Bay Packers151531247565.73,9228.3281131193101.2643565.6441
2009Green Bay Packers161635054164.74,4348.230750306103.2583165.45104
2008Green Bay Packers161634153663.64,0387.528133423193.8562073.74103
2007Green Bay Packers20202871.42187.810324106.07294.10----
2006Green Bay Packers2061540.0463.10031848.22115.5011
2005Green Bay Packers3091656.3654.10132839.8273.5022
TOTAL1,7522,66565.721,6618.1171462111,312104.93031,4424.8183615

2. TOM BRADY-NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-QB #2


Last year he was my #1 player.  Now I have realized that while Brady is still great, this is now officially Rodgers era.  Rodgers is the LeBron, while Brady is the Kobe.  Brady continues to put up insane stats: 4th in yardage, 4th in TD's  and 6th in QB rating.  The Patriots have won an average of 13 games the past three years despite having one of the worst defenses in the NFL.  As much as I love Rodgers, if the game is on the line in the last two minutes, I still think I would take Brady.
Tom Brady  #12 QB
Height: 6-4   Weight: 225   Age: 35
Born: 8/3/1977 San Mateo , CA
College: Michigan
Experience: 14th season
High School: Serra HS [San Mateo, CA]
TDS
34
INT
8
YDS
4,827
RTG
98.7
RECENT GAMESMORE
WKOPPRESULTPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
15 SFL  34-41366555.44436.81231868.93113.71----
16 @JACW  23-16244158.52676.52232173.9------------
17 MIAW  28-0223661.12847.92018104.4------------
 
CAREER STATSMORE
SeasonTeamPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
2012New England Patriots161640163763.04,8277.63482718298.723321.4420
2011New England Patriots161640161165.65,2358.6391232173105.6431092.5362
2010New England Patriots161632449265.93,9007.936425175111.031301.0131
2009New England Patriots161637156565.74,3987.82813168696.229441.5142
2008New England Patriots1171163.6766.9000083.9------------
2007New England Patriots161639857868.94,8068.350821128117.237982.6264
2006New England Patriots161631951661.83,5296.824122617587.9491022.10124
2005New England Patriots161633453063.04,1107.826142618892.327893.3143
2004New England Patriots161628847460.83,6927.828142616292.643280.7075
2003New England Patriots161631752760.23,6206.923123221985.942631.51135
2002New England Patriots161637360162.13,7646.328143119085.7421102.61115
2001New England Patriots151426441363.92,8436.918124121686.536431.20123
2000New England Patriots101333.362.0000042.4------------
TOTAL3,7985,95863.744,8067.53341233031,89496.64027481.9148034

3. PEYTON MANNING-DENVER BRONCOS-QB #3


Manning quickly shrugged off any critics that thought his career may have been over after a neck injury that caused him to miss all of 2011.  Manning led the Broncos to a 13-3 record and instantly turned the likes of Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker into household names.  Manning was 2nd in QB rating and 3rd in TD's with 37.  So why are Brady and Rodgers ahead of him?  When the game is on the line, I just don't trust Manning.  I won't say that he 'choked' against the Ravens last year, (Rahim Moore CHOKED) but he didn't step up the way superstars should given the situation.  The Manning vs. Brady debate will carry on in 2013 as both the Broncos and Patriots have Super Bowl ambitions.  I hope we get to see one more Brady vs. Manning playoff show down before these two legends call it quits.
Peyton Manning  #18 QB
Height: 6-5   Weight: 230   Age: 37
Born: 3/24/1976 New Orleans , LA
College: Tennessee
Experience: 16th season
High School: Isidore Newman HS [New Orleans, LA]
TDS
37
INT
11
YDS
4,659
RTG
105.8
RECENT GAMESMORE
WKOPPRESULTPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
15 @BALW  34-17172860.72047.31021794.9------------
16 CLEW  34-12304369.83397.93100106.6------------
17 KCW  38-3232979.330410.53000144.8------------
 
CAREER STATSMORE
SeasonTeamPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
2012Denver Broncos161640058368.64,6598.0371121137105.82360.3022
2011Indianapolis Colts00------------------0.0------------
2010Indianapolis Colts161645067966.34,7006.93317169191.918181.0031
2009Indianapolis Colts161639357168.84,5007.93316107499.919-13-0.7020
2008Indianapolis Colts161637155566.84,0027.22712148695.020211.1110
2007Indianapolis Colts161633751565.44,0407.831142112498.020-5-0.3361
2006Indianapolis Colts161636255765.04,3977.93191486101.023361.6421
2005Indianapolis Colts161630545367.33,7478.328101781104.133451.4052
2004Indianapolis Colts161633649767.64,5579.2491013101121.125381.5051
2003Indianapolis Colts161637956667.04,2677.529101810799.028260.9061
2002Indianapolis Colts161639259166.34,2007.127192314588.8381483.9262
2001Indianapolis Colts161634354762.74,1317.626232923284.1351574.5473
2000Indianapolis Colts161635757162.54,4137.733152013194.7371163.1152
1999Indianapolis Colts161633153362.14,1357.826151411690.735732.1263
1998Indianapolis Colts161632657556.73,7396.526282210971.215624.1031
TOTAL5,0827,79365.259,4877.64362092521,62095.73697282.0175920


4. ADRIAN PETERSON-MINNESOTA VIKINGS-RB #1


Is this guy even human?  Who else can come back from major knee surgery to lead the NFL in rushing with 2,097 yards.  Peterson was only 9 yards shy of Eric Dickerson's all time single season rushing record set in 1984.  Peterson's accomplishments were enough to win him the MVP award in 2012.  I am very curious to see where he will be voted on the NFL Network players top 100 list.  I wouldn't be surprised if he went #1, but do to the reasons I explained in the opening, he is only #4 on my list.  If he rushes for his goal of 2,500 yards http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9238587/adrian-peterson-minnesota-vikings-sets-sights-2500-yards, then he will easily be #1 on my list.
Adrian Peterson  #28 RB
Height: 6-1   Weight: 217   Age: 28
Born: 3/21/1985 Palestine , TX
College: Oklahoma
Experience: 7th season
High School: Palestine HS [TX]
CAR
348
YDS
2,097
AVG
6.0
TDS
12
RECENT GAMESMORE
WKOPPRESULTRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
15@STLW  36-22242128.882T1--------------
16 @HOUW  23-625863.4210144.040----
17 GBW  37-34341995.9281122.02T1----
 
CAREER STATSMORE
SeasonTeamRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
2012Minnesota Vikings16163482,0976.082T12402175.420142
2011Minnesota Vikings12122089704.75412181397.722110
2010Minnesota Vikings15152831,2984.680T12363419.534111
2009Minnesota Vikings16153141,3834.464T184343610.163076
2008Minnesota Vikings16153631,7604.867T10211256.016094
2007Minnesota Vikings1492381,3415.673T121926814.160T143
TOTAL1,7548,8495.082761771,5268.66342616

5. DREW BREES-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-QB #4


Brees led the league in both TD's and yardage the past two seasons.  He is right there with the top 3 QB's in my mind.  The Saints 7-9 season last year had more to do with all the distractions of "Bounty Gate" than Brees' play.  Next year with head coach Sean Payton back, the Saints are expected to be a 10+ win team.  Brees is the only QB in NFL history with THREE 5,000 yard seasons.  Legends Tom Brady and Dan Marino only have one, while Manning had never had a 5,000 yard season.  Brees makes it look routine.  Brees' stats along with his Super Bowl XLIV victory over Manning guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame when he retires.
Drew Brees  #9 QB
Height: 6-0   Weight: 209   Age: 34
Born: 1/15/1979 Austin , TX
College: Purdue
Experience: 13th season
High School: Westlake HS [Austin, TX]
TDS
43
INT
19
YDS
5,177
RTG
96.3
RECENT GAMESMORE
WKOPPRESULTPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
15 TBW  41-0263966.73077.94019124.611111.00----
16 @DALW  34-31375369.84468.43000114.21-1-1.00----
17 CARL  38-44294367.43969.241218118.0------------
 
CAREER STATSMORE
SeasonTeamPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
2012New Orleans Saints161642267063.05,1777.743192619096.31550.3151
2011New Orleans Saints161646865771.25,4768.3461424158110.621864.1111
2010New Orleans Saints161644865868.14,6207.033222518590.918-3-0.2092
2009New Orleans Saints151536351470.64,3888.5341120135109.622331.52106
2008New Orleans Saints161641363565.05,0698.03417139296.222-10.0061
2007New Orleans Saints161644065267.54,4236.828181610989.423522.3194
2006New Orleans Saints161635655464.34,4188.026111810596.242320.8083
2005San Diego Chargers161632350064.63,5767.224152722389.221492.3185
2004San Diego Chargers151526240065.53,1597.927718131104.853851.6272
2003San Diego Chargers111120535657.62,1085.911152117867.521844.0053
2002San Diego Chargers161632052660.83,2846.217162418076.9381303.4120
2001San Diego Chargers10152755.62218.21021294.82189.0020
TOTAL4,0356,14965.645,9197.53241652341,69894.32985701.997228

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