Wentz Ranks #3 On NFL's Top 100

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Matt Finocchio - Head Writer

Every year, the NFL network releases its countdown show of the 100 best players in the league, as voted on by current players. 

This year, Carson Wentz came in at #3, only behind Antonio Brown (#2) and Tom “Butterfinger Hands” Brady (#1).

I’m fine with Antonio Brown at #2, but it’s clear that Wentz had a better season than Brady. Wentz had 33 total touchdowns, to Brady’s 32 while playing in three less games.

At the rate he was playing, Wentz was on pace for 40+ touchdowns and the MVP trophy.

However, the Top 100 occasionally feels more like a popularity contest or lifetime achievement award than recognition of who played the best football last season. For example, Aaron Rodgers was ranked #10 even though he played less than half the season. Rodgers is obviously a top three player when active, but should he even be eligible for the list if he only played in seven games?

Even with the Top 100’s flaws and lack of voting criteria, it’s nice to see Wentz getting recognized by his peers for the great season he had. 

Go Birds…