Top 10 Players of NFL Network's 'The Top 100 Players of 2016' Announced

NFL Communications

Top 10 Players of NFL Network's 'The Top 100 Players of 2016' Announced

Regular English

Top 10 Players' Ranking Unveiled Wednesday, July 6 at 8:00 PM ET & 9:00 PM ET​

Reactions Show Concludes Top 100 Players Annual Series at 10:00 PM ET

'The Top 100 Players of 2016 Finale Preview' Show Airs Tuesday, July 5 at 8:00 PM ET

NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2016 weekly series concludes Wednesday, July 6 when players ranked No. 10 through No. 1 are revealed in two, one-hour episodes at 8:00 PM ET and 9:00 PM ET.​

At 10:00 PM ET, The Top 100 Players of 2016 Reactions Show concludes the sixth season of the annual series which counts down the top 100 players in the NFL as voted on by the players themselves. Amber Theoharis, Eric Davis, Michael Irvin and Ike Taylor host the special one-hour edition of the Reactions show, which includes interviews with some of the players revealed in the top 10.

On Tuesday, July 5, The Top 100 Players of 2016 Finale Preview show airs at 8:00 PM ET, hosted by Theoharis, Davis and Taylor previewing what is to come on the series finale.

On, NFL Media's Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor will release the Top 10 players of their Top 100 rankings before the series finale. Each's entire Top 100 list can be found at

Additional content leading up to the series finale includes Bucky Brooks' article on which Top 10 player should be the cornerstone to build a franchise around, Adam Schein's ranking of the 10 players remaining, which player ranked No. 100-11 should have been in the Top 10, and more.

In advance of series finale, NFL Network announces the Top 10 players listed in alphabetical order, along with some quotes from current NFL players discussing each.

The Top 100 Players of 2016 – Top 10 Players listed in alphabetical order:

Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants, WR

  • "He by far has some of the best ball skills that I've ever seen and I think that this game has ever seen." – Trent Williams

Tom Brady – New England Patriots, QB

  • "Just his competitiveness, his fire and his drive. He plays with a chip on his shoulder he's always had that really separates him." – Kirk Cousins

Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers, WR

  • "No matter who we play, he's the best player on the field." – Darrius Heyward-Bey

Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots, TE

  • "He's a glitch on Madden." – Charles James II

Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons, WR

  • "Your coach can't coach you on anything. You're in position – there's nothing you can do about it. Julio is just more blessed that you are at this moment." – Malcolm Jenkins

Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers, LB

  • "Best in the league." – Josh Norman

Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers, QB

  • "I love going against Cam. For one, he's one of the best players in the National Football League. For two, I get to gauge our defense and the type of defense we play against the best offense in the NFL." – Von Miller

Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings, RB

  • "Best running back of this generation would be Adrian Peterson." – Chris Ivory

Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers, QB

  • "He has the best arm in football. Without a doubt." – Tyrann Mathieu

J.J. Watt – Houston Texans, DE

  • "He's the most disruptive defensive end in football and it's not even close." – Eric Wood

Below is complete list of players ranked #100-11:

To see specific segments on each player from the show, please visit

100. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders, QB

99. Cameron Jordan – New Orleans Saints, DE

98. Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins, WR

97. Richie Incognito – Buffalo Bills, OG

96. Sammy Watkins – Buffalo Bills, WR

95. Mike Daniels – Green Bay Packers, DE

94. Gary Barnidge – Cleveland Browns, TE

93. Jeremy Maclin – Kansas City Chiefs, WR

92. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts, QB

91. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs, TE


90. Matt Forte – New York Jets, RB

89. Allen Hurns – Jacksonville Jaguars, WR

88. Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers, DE

87. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots, WR

86. Jonathan Stewart – Carolina Panthers, RB

85. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins, QB

84. Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

83. Telvin Smith – Jacksonville Jaguars, LB

82. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans, TE

81. Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs, QB


80. Derrick Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

79. Ryan Kalil – Carolina Panthers, C

78. Chris Ivory – Jacksonville Jaguars, RB

77. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins, TE

76. Linval Joseph – Minnesota Vikings, DT

75. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs, RB

74. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos, WR

73. Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings, S

72. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks, WR

71. Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals, DE


70. Carlos Dunlap – Cincinnati Bengals, DE

69. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills, WR

68. T.J. Ward – Denver Broncos, S

67. Andrew Whitworth – Cincinnati Bengals, OT

66. Earl Thomas – Seattle Seahawks, S

65. Marcus Peters – Kansas City Chiefs, CB

64. Reshad Jones – Miami Dolphins, S

63. Gerald McCoy – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DT

62. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos, WR

61. NaVorro Bowman – San Francisco 49ers, LB


60. Reggie Nelson – Oakland Raiders, S

59. Michael Bennett – Seattle Seahawks, DE

58. Kawann Short – Carolina Panthers, DT

57. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers, LB

56. Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars, QB

55. Eric Berry – Kansas City Chiefs, S

54. Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers, LB

53. Lavonte David – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB

52. Chris Harris Jr. – Denver Broncos, CB

51. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys, WR


50. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons, RB

49. Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles, DE

48. Chandler Jones – Arizona Cardinals, DE

47. Eli Manning – New York Giants, QB

46. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers, QB

45. Trent Williams – Washington Redskins, OT

44. Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals, TE

43. Ezekiel Ansah – Detroit Lions, DE

42. Tyron Smith – Dallas Cowboys, OT

41. Le'Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers, RB


40. Ndamukong Suh – Miami Dolphins, DT

39. Muhammad Wilkerson – New York Jets, DE

38. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers, TE

37. Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens, OG

36. DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos, LB

35. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals, QB

34. Aqib Talib – Denver Broncos, CB

33. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB

32. Kam Chancellor – Seattle Seahawks, S

31. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars, WR


30. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, QB

29. Geno Atkins – Cincinnati Bengals, DT

28. Tyrann Mathieu – Arizona Cardinals, S

27. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals, WR

26. Justin Houston – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

25. Brandon Marshall – New York Jets, WR

24. Darrelle Revis – New York Jets, CB

23. Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns, OT

22. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams, RB

21. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers, QB


20. Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks, CB

19. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans, WR

18. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB

17. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks, QB

16. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals, WR

15. Von Miller – Denver Broncos, LB

14. Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams, DT

13. Khalil Mack – Oakland Raiders, LB

12. Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals, QB

11. Josh Norman – Washington Redskins, CB



NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films,, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app ( and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (, Xbox One and Xbox 360(NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV and Playstation 4). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, 199 million people tuned into the 2015 NFL regular season representing 78 percent of all television homes and 67 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 25 and 46 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2015.