The NFL Network revealed the order of the final 10 players on their NFL Top 100 list on Monday evening, as teased earlier. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and franchise savior Carson Wentz finished at No. 3 overall. It’s the highest ever debut in NFL Top 100 list history.
The ranking, which is determined by votes from fellow NFL players, is obviously well-deserved. Wentz easily could have been the NFL MVP if he didn’t suffer a season-ending injury in Week 14. He also could’ve finished No. 1 on this list if that didn’t happen. Still, where he did end up is very, very impressive for a second-year player.
Wentz is the fifth Eagle to make this year’s top 100. The other players on the list include: Zach Ertz at 68, Fletcher Cox at 69, Lane Johnson at 95, and Malcolm Jenkins at 96. Those rankings feel too low. And how did Super Bowl hero Brandon Graham get snubbed entirely? Whatever. Just more motivation to have another great year.
Speaking of the future, I’m sure we’ll continue to see Wentz quite high on these lists for many years to come. He’s one special dude.
Top 10 players revealed
10 - Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
9 - Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos
8 - Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
7 - Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
6 - Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
5 - Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
4 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
3 - Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
2 - Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
1 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots