NFL Networks “Top 100 Players of 2011” List is nearing completion. The list of course was compiled by the players themselves making it more a list of player’s respect for one another then actually one that is basing placement of off pure statistical performance alone.
A good example of this was the selection of Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb to the list as the “100th” best player. Those following the sport realize McNabb had his worst season as a pro while helping guide Washington to a 6-10 record overall.
Towards the end of the season head coach Mike Shanahan decided to replace McNabb with his top backup, Rex Grossman, much to the displeasure of Redskins fans. Now all signs point to Donovan’s departure from the team when football operations resume, hopefully in July.
McNabb was voted in by his peers simply because they respect the player he is and the body of work produced through his twelve year NFL career. Some strongly agree to his inclusion, but in a nutshell this is the kind of list that was produced by the players, take it or leave it.
The New Orleans Saints were well represented and were among the top teams for the number of players (5) that were included. The Green Bay Packers were the leaders with seven total selections, not surprising considering they are coming off their Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.