I make this my goal in life so as not to heat lists. Rankings are subjective, and rankers who rank – like yourself, Mr. Nine! – Just expressing my personal opinion. No reason to blow a gasket when someone else takes it completely.
Having said that, there are exceptions to every rule. And in view of NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2020 – Annual practice where league players rank themselves – My blood pressure is rising.
A total omission from Carson Wentz’s list is inexcusable. Guy’s Bona Fide Star – It’s insane not to rank him among the NFL’s top 100 players. And Quenton Nelson is very low at number 29. But the biggest insult of all occurred on Wednesday night, when the top 10 were revealed.
NFL players put three men ahead of Patrick Mahomes. three!
Steam is coming out of my ears!
Luckily, I have an annual outlet for catharsis on this front. Every year, my editors ask me to rank players in the top 10… and again!
So, just to review, here’s what the players came up with:
10) Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
9) Stephen Gilmore, CB, New England Patriots
8) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals
7) George Kite, TE, San Francisco 49ers
6) Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
5) Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
4) Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chief
3) Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
2) Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
1) Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Woof. Not to fret, though – I’m here to correct the record! Allow me to take those 10 names and put them in correct count. You are welcome.