Right now, the NFL is having a Top 100 Players Countdown, for the 2013 season. It highlights the top performers of the previous season, as well as the importance the players had on their respective team. I am somewhat of a football geek, so I follow the Top 100 Players Countdown almost as much as I follow actual games, and game stats. If anything, I watch it just to get a glimpse of some football, as I anxiously wait for the regular season to begin.
The crème de la crème for me was seeing just where some of the Philadelphia Eagles places in the top 100 list. Eagles guard Evan Mathis and left tackle Jason Peters each came in at #88 and #67 respectively. I do not feed too much into the positioning of the players because to my knowledge it is predominantly players rating players. It is other players’ opinion on their peers, and possibly a bit of a popularity contest. Okay, cool, I get all that. However, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, made the top 100 list coming in at … number … 70. Yes – 70!
That would mathematically mean that throughout the 2013 season, 69 – that’s 60 plus nine – players outperformed, and played better football than Nick Foles. 69 other players impacted their team, their organization and division more than Nick Foles did his. I was hoping to wait a few more weeks before Foles unveiling, and I am disappointed with this anticlimactic countdown!