American Football Jerseys: Top 10 Players of 2017
Are you thinking about purchasing a new American football jersey, but need help picking the player or team? Click here for the top 10 players of 2017.
Football season is back in full swing and it’s time to review the best players in the NFL. These players didn’t merely set statistics for the rankings, they set the standard for them.
With so many great players in the NFL today, it can be difficult to pick a favourite for one skill over another. Picking an American Football Jersey doesn’t have to be such a tough decision though. Keep reading for a list of the best-picked players for the year and choose your favourite.
1. Odell Beckham Jr. – Wide Receiver – #13 – NY Giants
Even with teammate and quarterback Eli Manning ranking as 27 among quarterbacks in the league, Odell Beckham Jr. is still at the top of his own game.
Beckham broke 29 tackles with the ball in hand in 2016. That’s six more breaks than any other receiver in the NFL. He’s an important weapon on the field averaging 13.5 yards per carry for over 1300 yards last season.
Sporting an American football jersey for Odell Beckham Jr. would be no mistake.
2. Le’Veon Bell – Running Back – #26 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Accordingly the best running back on the field, Le’Veon Bell averaged 3 yards per carry after contact in 2016. He also broke 47 tackles while carrying the ball and broke another 14 tackles as a receiver.
With matchups against some of the toughest teams in the NFL this season, Bell is marked as a high-end running back. He is often used in the slot when the Steelers team empties the backfield because of his uncanny ability to run the ball with 1268 yards in 2016 for 261 rush yards.
3. Tom Brady – Quarterback – #12 – New England Patriots
With only 2 interceptions in the 2016 season, the Patriots quarterback didn’t leave much room for improvement in the overall standings. He holds the eighth-place spot for consecutive NFL game starts and ranks fourth among NFL passing touchdowns with 456.
At age 39 with 15 seasons under his belt, Brady is still constantly delivering solid statistics in every game. His overall pass yards is over 61,00 in his 15-year tenure with the Patriots, averaging 8.2 yards in 2016.
Tom Brady’s American football jersey will not go unnoticed.
4. Antonio Brown – Wide Receiver – #84 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown makes playing football look easy as an elite runner in the NFL. He can catch and run the ball while dominating the defensive players trying to keep him down.
He traveled for 1284 yards in 2016 for an average of 12.1 yards per carry with 12 touchdowns.
Considered one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, Antonio Brown’s American football jersey is a hot topic.
5. Ezekiel Elliot – Running back – #21 – Dallas Cowboys
Averaging almost three yards per carry after contact, Ezekiel Elliot is the first rookie to make the top ten players list. He started his career with the Cowboys as a fourth overall pick in the draft in 2016 and set to impress in his rookie season.
This running back is full of speed and power, running straight through his opponents and sometimes dragging them for extra yards.
6. Julio Jones – Wide Receiver, #11 – Atlanta Falcons
Noted as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, Julio Jones packs a hard combination of skills in speed, strength, and size. His catching ability led the league in 2016 with yards per route gaining more than three yards per carry. He also ran for 1409 yards in 2016 for an average of 17 yards.
Julio Jones is an involved player and teammate making him an eligible fan favorite.
7. Khalil Mack – Linebacker/Defense, #52 – Oakland Raiders
After being named Defensive Player of the year in 2016 with just two years in the league, Khalil Mack packs a punch worth noting. He’s a machine on the field, with 11 sacks and 19 assists last season. He also had an interception and one touchdown.
Mack was rated in the Top 100 Players of 2016 by the NFL, coming in at number 13 on the list. He is the highest rated Oakland Raider to ever make the top 100.
8. Von Miller – Outside Linebacker/Defense – #58 – Denver Broncos
With his second appearance on the top ten players list, Broncos Linebacker Von Miller accounted for 13.5 sacks for 65 yards in 2016. He finished with a career-best 78 tackles, 62 of which were solo.
This is Millers’ seventh season in the NFL. His standings last season placed him as a runner-up to the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award for the second time in his career. He ranks third in the NFL for sacks per game among players that have appeared in at least 40 games since 1982.
9. Aaron Rodgers – Quarterback – #12 – less than 10 interceptions
This quarterback is known for breaking out of the pocket in a hot spot. He moves quickly on his feet and makes plays on the move while taking advantage of the defense by manipulating the pass rush. This almost always buys Rodgers enough time to throw the ball.
Even with a rough start in 2016, Rodgers threw 22 touchdowns on plays that lasted more than two and a half seconds. That’s three more touchdowns than any other quarterback last season.
10. Matt Ryan – Quarterback – #2 – Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan was named MVP Player of the Year in 2016. He had the best year of his career in 2016 finishing with a passer rating of 128.9 with 33 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. He completed 77.3 percent of his passes. His passer rating jumped to 132.5 in the playoffs with another eight touchdowns. Ryan’s passer rating under pressure was 89.2, including the postseason.
This American Football Jersey is a sure good choice for any fan searching for the best player to support.
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Now that the top ten have been revealed, one can begin making decisions on how to support teams and players.
Once a favorite player has been decided, it’s time to purchase a jersey. Pick a player or even customize a jersey. Pick up a hat or hoodie too.
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