What did you think of the NFL Top 100 list that recently came out and has everyone in such an uproar? Well, depending on your point of view, the list may be right on or right off! This list features not only rankings but a chance for viewers to vote for “underrated” or “overrated” players to show their support or their opposition.
Here are a few “surprises” from the NFL’s list and a few observations as to how the list affects the KC Chiefs players we all love!
- Derrick Johnson. He may have slowed down a bit in the last year, to be honest, but still a great all-around player and a nice guy to boot. I do think he has the potential to do more in the upcoming season. DJ took the 64th spot on the list, which is probably about right given his rather lackadaisical performance last season.
- Tamba Hali. At number 43, linebacker Hali took the highest position among the Chief’s contributions to the Top 100 list. This is probably because of his predictable but solid record doing what he does best: being a linebacker that stands up to the opposition. Many fans feel he has been underrated and ignored in favor of “flashier” players, and that may well be the truth.
- Eric Berry. Safety Eric Berry hit the central spot at number 50. There is nothing wrong with being in the middle! Berry is often underrated for his contributions to the team, in my humble opinion, and I’m glad to see him included on this list.
- Justin Houston. Linebacker Justin Houston received the distinction of having the most “underrated” votes at 939 of any player in the lineup, meaning a lot of people think he has great potential. I tend to agree, and the fact that Houston landed at number 57 on this year’s list shows that people are taking notice of his contributions, even if he has been quiet in the past.
While the Top 100 List is open to debate, it generally distills the latest thought on NFL players. After all, there are so many of them, it would be hard to create a list of great players any shorter than 100.
One final note. Any “Top 100″ list is actually meant to be more about fun that fact. It is based on opinion so it is open to interpretation. You have had mine; what is yours?