In an announcement that should come as a surprise to. . .well, nobody, the National Football League's Most Valuable Player has been named by his peers as the best player in the league.
The top ten players on the NFL Top 100 list were announced yesterday, and Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson topped the list at #1. (And, according to about 80% of the people that are voting in the poll next to the video at the link there, he's still underrated.) The NFL Network has done this list three years in a row now, and Peterson has finished in the Top Ten all three seasons. He was #3 on the list that came out after the 2010 season, #8 on the 2011 list, and on top of the pile this year.
By the way, can one of the doubters watch the video there and tell me exactly which Performance Enhancing Drugs I can take to make my body do that? Idiots.
The top ten players were as follows:
1) Adrian Peterson
2) Peyton Manning
3) Calvin Johnson
4) Tom Brady
5) J.J. Watt
6) Aaron Rodgers
7) Aldon Smith
8) Arian Foster
9) Von Miller
10) Patrick Willis
Frankly, if I would have had a vote and had to put a human at the top of the list (as opposed to the superhuman that wound up there), my vote would have gone to Watt. He was to the defensive side of the ball in 2012 what Adrian Peterson was to the offensive side. Defensive ends in a 3-4 scheme just aren't supposed to have the kind of season that J.J. Watt did, and he was impressive pretty much every step of the way. It's a shame that he wound up down at #5, in my opinion.
Congratulations to Adrian Peterson on being at the top of the NFL's Top 100 list for the 2012 season. Hopefully we can see a repeat next year.