Inside the numbers of the “Top 100 Players of 2022” – NFL.com

Inside the numbers of the "Top 100 Players of 2022" - NFL.com

0 — Amount of Jaguars, Jets, Lions and Texans in the Top 100. They are the four teams without players on the roster (whether they were on the team last season or are on the roster for 2022). With zero players from Jacksonville or Houston, the AFC South had a division-low eight players recognized.

2 — The Rams defensive lineman ranking Aaron Donaldwho in 2019 became one of only two defensive players (along with JJ Watt in 2015) to garner the number 1 spot.

3Aaron Rodgers‘ ranking in each of the last two years after winning AP NFL Most Valuable Player. Rodgers was #2 on the list in 2015 after winning the 2014 MVP. Having won four MVP awards, Rodgers has just one Top 100 No. 1 ranking to his credit in 2012, which came after winning the 2011 MVP.

4 — Tom Brady has now been voted number 1 in the Top 100 four times. No other player has ever won the accolade more than once. Brady was voted #1 in 2011, 2017, 2018 and 2022.

6 — Amount of newcomers in the Top 100: Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (No. 92), Patriots QB Mac Jones (86), Chargers OT Rashawn Slater (79), Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle (63), Bengal WR Ja’Marr Chase (24) and Cowboys LB Micah Parsons (16).

7 — There are seven Rams (including a free agent Odell Beckham Jr.new addition Bobby Wagner and free-agent departure By Miller) on the list, the most in the NFC.

8 — That the team with the most picks is Los Angeles is not surprising. That’s the Chargers. The Bolts have seven players on the roster who were with them in 2021 and one addition at cornerback JC Jackson.

9 — Nine NFC North players, inclusive Giving Adams — who were traded from the Packers to the Raiders during the offseason — are on the list, which is the fewest of any NFC division.

10 — The top spot for a tight end, held by a Chiefs TE Travis Kelce. It’s the second year in a row Kelce is the top-ranked player at his position and in which he’s landed in the top 10, following his No. 5 placement last year. Kelce has been the top-ranked TE in three of the last four years, a run shared only by George Kittle‘s No. 7 ranking in 2020.

12 — This is the 12th episode of the Top 100. It started in 2011 with Tom Brady taking the top spot and continues for a decade later with Brady still on top.

14 — Niners offensive lineman Trent Williams garnered the highest spot ever bestowed on an offensive lineman at No. 14.

16 — Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons, the AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, set a new standard for the top ranking for a rookie defensive player, squeaking past the previous best of Nick Bosawhich was number 17 in 2020.

20 — JC Jackson is the highest-ranked undrafted defensive player in roster history and one of five UDFAs on this year’s list. He is joined by a new Chargers teammate Austin Thank you (No. 46), a fellow cornerback Kenny Moore II (82), Buccaneers pass rusher Shaq Barrett (87) and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (94).

21 — The age of Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts, the youngest player ranked in this year’s Top 100.

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