Jared Allen will be on the NFL Network's "Top 100" list, but neither he. . .nor any other member of the Minnesota Vikings. . .has appeared yet. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
So, some of you may have seen that the NFL is doing the same "Top 100" list that they did last year, where they asked players around the NFL who they thought the 100 best players in the NFL this past season were. You've also probably seen that we have yet to mention the list here at The Daily Norseman. Well, there's a reason for that.
Thus far, the NFL Network has done spots 31-100 on the list. Thirty of the thirty-two NFL teams have had players appear on the list thus far. The two teams that have yet to be represented? The Jacksonville Jaguars. . .and your Minnesota Vikings.
Now, both of those teams certainly will be represented on the list. . .if Jared Allen doesn't show up in the Top 10, then the entire list is a farce (well, even more of a farce than it already is, I guess), and Jaguars' running back Maurice Jones-Drew will find his way on to the list, too.
It makes me wonder if Adrian Peterson will find his way into one of the top 30 spots on the list. Yes, I understand that he might not have been OMG ADRIAN PETERSON this year and that he missed a few games due to injury. Then again, Peyton Manning. . .who didn't take a single snap during the entire 2011 season. . .made the list at #50, so it isn't entirely out of the question. My guess is that Peterson snags one of the top 30 spots, even though I'm not sure which one it will be.
A few of the rankings thus far are a bit on the ridiculous side. Eli Manning, the guy that just got his second Super Bowl ring, was only ranked as the 31st-best player in the NFL. I know that I'd sure as hell have trouble naming 30 players that were better than Eli Manning last year, considering that he was the quarterback of the best team in the league and all.