Tom Brady is the best player in the league, according to the players.
In a list voted by the players, Brady beat reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Donald for the top spot of this year’s NFL top 100.
The top 10 players on this year's #NFLTop100:
1. Tom Brady
2. Aaron Donald
3. Aaron Rodgers
4. Cooper Kupp
5. Jonathan Taylor
6. TJ Watt
7. Davante Adams
8. Patrick Mahomes
9. Jalen Ramsey
10. Travis Kelce
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 29, 2022
Brady is coming off a strong 2021 season where he led the NFL in pass attempts, passing yards, and touchdown passes which players felt was enough to propel him to being the top-ranked player in the league.
Brady, the NFL’s oldest active player at 45 years old, reclaims the Top 100’s No. 1 spot for the fourth time since the list’s inception in 2011. Brady posted career-high numbers in completions (485) and passing yards (5,316) while tossing 43 touchdowns to just six interceptions in what was his 22nd season in the league. At this point, Brady’s year-by-year stats are merely padding every all-time quarterback record he holds, but the Bucs QB continues to compete at a high level and is sure to contend for his eighth Super Bowl ring in 2022. As if he doesn’t hold enough regular-season and playoff QB records, Brady owns all Top 100 accolades since his No. 1 debut 12 seasons ago and has yet to receive a ranking lower than No. 14 (2020). The context of Brady’s legendary career is often unfathomable and it shall continue in Year 23 following the G.O.A.T.’s 40-day long retirement this offseason.
He's timeless on the #NFLTop100
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 29, 2022
Fans had interesting reactions to Brady getting the top spot in the NFL top 100 this year.
NFL players got it right voting Brady over Aaron Rodgers, who was just announced as No. 3 on the Top 100. But please don't tell me they voted Aaron DONALD over Brady. That would be a joke.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 29, 2022
Tom Brady's last 2 seasons:
• 66.7 completion %
• 83 TDs
• 24 INTs
Aaron Rodgers' last 2 seasons:
• 69.8 completion %
• 85 TDs
• 8 INTs
Rodgers also won 2 MVPs in that time span.
There's no one more deserving than Aaron Rodgers for that #1 spot. pic.twitter.com/uC31Mb0mqc
— Eli Berkovits (@BookOfEli_NFL) August 29, 2022
They ranked Tom Brady #1? Yeah this top 100 list is a joke.
— Nader Mirfiq (@Nader723) August 29, 2022
Tom Brady is ranked #1 on the NFL top 100????
What did he possibly do better last season than Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Donald, Jonathan Taylor and TJ Watt??
Come on now
— Matt Kunneman (@quarterbackmatt) August 29, 2022
Tom Brady is #1 of top 100. He’s not the best player in the world he is the GOAT in the world. pic.twitter.com/JP0OK6mUM7
— Mo (@LamarHeisman) August 29, 2022