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NFL Top 100: Five Eagles players make the list but none above 73

Not much respect for the Birds this year.

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The NFL Network’s annual offseason fluff series — the NFL Top 100 — is back for the 10th year since it originally began. As a reminder, these rankings determined by votes from current players around the league.

It was revealed prior to Sunday evening that Philadelphia Eagles players made the list. That’s actually one more than they had last year. But whereas 2019’s top finisher came in at No. 28, this year no Eagle made it above No. 73 overall. All five of Philly’s players have already been revealed.

98 - Brandon Brooks (Last year: N/A)

94 - Jason Kelce (Last year: 72)

92 - Darius Slay (Last year: 86)

85 - Zach Ertz (Last year: 40)

73 - Fletcher Cox (Last year: 28)

Some very important thoughts on a relatively inconsequential activity:

  • Kinda difficult to take this list seriously when you see Buffalo Bills quarterback JOSH ALLEN checking in at No. 87. Like ... this is a dude who posted a 85.3 passer rating last year (27th out of 32 quarterbacks!), which brought him up to a career 78.3 passer rating. Lol. Terrible. He’s better than Brooks, Kelce, and Slay?!
  • Carson Wentz came in at No. 3 on this list two years ago. He was No. 97 last year. Now he’s fallen off completely.
  • Lane Johnson was snubbed once again. He clearly gets less respect for playing right tackle.
  • Brooks was arguably the best guard in the NFL last year and somehow he barely made the list. It’s a shame that Brooks doesn’t receive the respect he would be getting had he went to a bigger college or got drafted higher. I truly believe those things are working against him, which is silly.
  • Why the hell did Kelce drop 24 spots after logging his third consecutive first-team All-Pro season?
  • 2019 was perceived to be a down year for Slay but he clearly didn’t lose much standing with his peers. The Eagles are clearly counting on him to be an elite level cornerback after paying him the most annual money at his position.
  • Ertz’s 2019 numbers predictably dropped from 2018 when he set the NFL record for single-season tight end receptions. But, I mean, he was still pretty good last year as he earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. Dropping 45 spots feels extreme.
  • Cox definitely deserved to drop from No. 28 after posting the second lowest sack total of his career in 2019. But, again, 45 spots feels extreme. He’ll probably rebound next year since he won’t be entering the 2020 season coming off a major injury.
  • Miles Sanders seems like a prime candidate to make his NFL Top 100 debut next year. Any other players in mind?
  • You can [click here] to watch the NFL Network video clips for each player ranking.

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