Sabrina B.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the NFL, according to a vote of his fellow players.

Rodgers was revealed as the pick for No. 1 on NFL Network’s Top 100 show, which surveyed NFL players and asked them to name the best in their ranks. Rodgers’ selection was widely expected, as he’s the reigning league MVP.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was, as expected No. 2. In something of a surprise, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was voted the third-best player in the NFL, ahead of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was No. 1 last year but slipped to No. 4 this year.

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was the highest-ranking defensive player on the list, improving from No. 8 last year to No. 5 this year.

The full Top 100 is below.


1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback
3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions wide receiver
4. Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback
5. Darrelle Revis, New York Jets cornerback
6. DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker
7. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
8. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings running back
9. Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens nose tackle
10. Patrick Willis, San Fransisco 49ers inside linebacker
11. Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker
12. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars running back
13. Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings defensive end
14. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints tight end
15. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans wide receiver
16. Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens safety
17. Justin Smith, San Francisco 49ers defensive end
18. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles running back
19. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers safety
20. Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker
21. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots tight end
22. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens running back
23. Wes Welker, New England Patriots wide receiver
24. Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants defensive end
25. Arian Foster, Houston Texans running back
26. Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears defensive end
27. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker
28. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers running back
29. James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker
30. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
31. Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback
32. Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints guard
33. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears running back
34. Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker
35. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers wide receiver
36. Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers cornerback
37. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams running back
38. Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions defensive end
39. Victor Cruz, New York Giants wide receiver
40. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers quarterback
41. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions quarterback
42. Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles left tackle
43. Vernon Davis, San Fransisco 49ers tight end
44. Jason Babin, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end
45. Vonta Leach, Baltimore Ravens fullback
46. Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos cornerback
47. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver
48. Devin Hester, Chicago Bears returner
49. Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers center
50. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback
51. Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears middle linebacker
52. Von Miller, Denver Broncos outside linebacker
53. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons tight end
54. Brian Cushing, Houston Texans inside linebacker
55. Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals cornerback
56. Greg Jennings Green Bay Packers receiver
57 Trent Cole Philadelphia Eagles defensive end
58 Jonathan Vilma New Orleans Saints middle linebacker
59 Jake Long Miami Dolphins left tackle
60 Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders running back
61 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers quarterback
62 Justin Tuck New York Giants defensive end
63 LaMarr Woodley Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker
64 Logan Mankins New England Patriots guard
65 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons receiver
66 Earl Thomas Seattle Seahawks Safety
67 Joe Staley San Fransisco 49ers tackle
68 Elvis Dumervil Denver Broncos defensive end
69 Carlos Rogers San Francisco 49ers cornerback
70 Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles quarterback
71 DeSean Jackson Philadelphia Eagles receiver
72 Lance Briggs Chicago Bears outside linebacker
73 Johnathan Joseph, Houston Texans cornerback
74 Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens quarterback
75 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys tight end
76 Carl Nicks New Orleans Saints guard
77 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
78 Derrick Johnson Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker
79 Nnamdi Asomugha Philadelphia Eagles cornerback
80 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers receiver
81 Vince Wilfork New England Patriots nose tackle
82 Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns left tackle
83 Fred Jackson Buffalo Bills running back
84 Chris Long St. Louis Rams defensive end
85 NaVorro Bowman San Fransisco 49ers linebacker
86 Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints running back
87 London Fletcher Washington Redskins linebacker
88 Michael Turner Atlanta Falcons running back
89 Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts defensive end
90 Hakeem Nicks New York Giants wide receiver
91 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys quarterback
92 John Kuhn Green Bay Packers fullback
93 Cortland Finnegan Tennessee Titans cornerback
94 Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks running back
95 Tim Tebow Denver Broncos quarterback
96 D’Qwell Jackson Cleveland Browns inside linebacker
97 Donald Penn Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle
98 Willis McGahee Denver Broncos running back
99 Ryan Kalil Carolina Panthers center
100 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans running back