We've pointed out on several occasions just how stupid and non-sensical the NFL Network's "Top 100" list is, so this one should be filed under the heading of "even a blind squirrel occasionally finds an acorn."
The list is finally down to its top ten, and will be airing in two episodes this coming Sunday. . .numbers 10 through 6 will be named from 7 to 8 PM Central time, and the top five will be done in an hour-long show after that.
From all accounts, these are the ten players that will be mentioned during those two shows.
-Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson
-Houston Texans' wide receiver Andre Johnson
-New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady
-Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning
-New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees
-Chicago Bears' defensive end Julius Peppers
-New York Jets' cornerback Darrelle Revis
-Baltimore Ravens' safety Ed Reed
-Pittsburgh Steelers' safety Troy Polamalu
-Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis
So, the countdown that managed to declare Donovan McNabb one of the 100 best players of 2010, managed to declare that Tony Romo was a better player in 2010 than Jared Allen, and other things that lack all logic and common sense, did manage to get a couple things right. Specifically that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the National Football League and that Adrian Peterson is the best offensive football player in the NFC North.
It could very well be that Peterson will end up being declared the best non-quarterback in the NFL (since I think it would be a monumental upset if anybody but Tom Brady wound up as #1 on this list), and the best offensive player in the entire NFC, quarterback or otherwise.
Then again, it's taken this list this long to get this much right. . .don't think I'm going to hold my breath expecting too much more.