Currently the 96th season of National Football league (NFL) is happening in full swing. The season began with an annual kickoff game between host Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots. Here are the 10 greatest players of NFL 2015
Top 10 Best NFL players of 2015
10. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Richard Kevin Sherman is a football cornerback and he plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford. His impressive performance as both wide receiver and cornerback won him wide recognition. Sherman got drafted by the Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft. Critics regard him as the league’s best cornerback. Currently he is one of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive players.
Robert Rob Gronkowski is an American football tight end. He played for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona. During his college career, Gronkowski was named freshman All-American by The Sporting News and Rivals.com. He was also named freshman Pac-10 by The Sporting News and All-Pac-10 honourable mention player. In the 2010 NFL Draft he got drafted by the Patriots. He has made a number of NFL records like the youngest player with 3 touchdown receptions in a game, most offensive touchdowns in first two seasons, and consecutive seasons with 10+ touchdowns by a tight end etc.
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Adrian Lewis Peterson is a football running back. He plays for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Previously he played college football at Oklahoma and in the 2007 NFL Draft, Peterson got selected by the Vikings. Peterson have set a couple of intriguing records in recent times like becoming the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards in 2010 and the sixth fastest player to reach 8,000 rushing yards in 2012. For such feats he received the AP NFL offensive player of the year award and the NFL MVP Award.
7. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Luke August Kuechly is a football Linebacker. He plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boston College and was soon recognized as a brilliant footballer which got him an honour of All-America for being an outstanding player, twice. In the 2012 NFL Draft, Kuechly got selected by the Panthers. Kuechly received the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award by the Associated Press in 2012 and the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2013, he become one of the youngest recipient of those award in NFL history.
6. Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas III is a football safety. He plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He used to play college football for the University of Texas at Austin and got selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He was one of the youngest players eligible for the draft. During his college years, Thomas has earned many freshman awards like College Football News′ All-Freshman first team, FWAA′s Freshman All-America team, Rivals.com′s Freshman All-America team etc. In the 2015 preseason, Thomas was suffering some serious injury therefore missed practise.
Ndamukong Suh is a football defensive tackle. He plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). When he was playing college football at Nebraska and was one of the most decorated players in college football history. Suh earned the All-American honours among many other awards. He got selected in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Over the past few years, Suh has had issues with his sportsmanship but is also recognised as the best defensive tackle in NFL right now.
Thomas Edward Patrick Tom Brady, Jr. is a football quarterback. He plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Michigan and later he got selected by the Patriots in the the 2000 NFL draft. Brady has led the Patriots to more division titles than any other quarterback in NFL history. He holds the sixth highest career passer rating (96.6) of all time and is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. Among his many accolades includes two league MVP awards and three Super Bowl MVP awards.
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Andrew Austen Luck is a football quarterback. He plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Luck played college football at Stanford and won a number of accolades including Walter Camp Award and Maxwell Award. He also got recognition as an All-American. Football experts called him “the most hyped amateurs in recent sports memory”. He got selected in the 2011 NFL Draft but decided to complete his redshirt junior season at Stanford. A year later he went on to play for the Indianapolis Colts. Critics have noted Andrew Luck as an elite running quarterback.
Justin James J. J. Watt is a football defensive end. She plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin and got selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Texans. Watt is a gifted player. In his first four seasons, he was the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award twice. In the 2014-15 seasons Watt was voted to position one by other players in the NFL Top 100 list. He is the first and only player to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career in the history of NFL.
Aaron Charles Rodgers is a football quarterback. He plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). While playing college football for California, Rodgers had made good impression and set a couple of records. Then he got selected by the Packers in the very first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. After Rogers starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in 2008, they won the Super Bowl XLV and Rogers got named the Super Bowl MVP. Currently he is the only quarterback in NFL who has a career passer rating of over 100.0.