Profootballtalk.com is under way with its Top 100 Players, a complementary (but probably a non-complimentary) alternative to the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players. The website recently released its bottom 25 – or the number 76-100 players selected.
Rounding out the list are Dallas quarterback Tony Romo at number 76 and Chicago running back Matt Forte coming in at an even 100.
The debates can start immediately. Is Romo listed at the right spot? What about Forte? Despite his penchant toward injury, he has been a productive back who has helped to carry the Bears over the past few years. When he’s on the field, it certainly makes the Bears a better team.
Sandwiched in this list (by the way, no Packers are listed in the bottom quarter of this list) are players such as 78 Frank Gore, running back, 49ers; 81 Vernon Davis, tight end, 49ers; 85 C.J. Spiller, running back, Bills; 87 Matthew Stafford, quarterback, Lions; 94 Ed Reed, safety, Texans; and 98 Antoine Winfield, cornerback, Seahawks.
These are some pretty impressive names to be considered in the bottom quarter of the list.
Compare these players with where they were listed in the NFL Network’s compilation:
Frank Gore - 32
Vernon Davis - 38
C.J. Spiller - Not listed
Matthew Stafford - 76
Ed Reed - 18
Antoine Winfield - Not listed
It will be interesting to follow this newest list offering. Given that just three Green Bay Packers (two, if you don’t include former Packer Charles Woodson) made the NFL list, it will be interesting to see if maybe Randall Cobb makes this newest list.
In the meantime and as you wait for football season to start, here is the full list from profootballtalk.com:
The Bottom 25 of PFT’s Top 100 are below.
76 Tony Romo, quarterback, Cowboys
77 Doug Martin, running back, Buccaneers
78 Frank Gore, running back, 49ers
79 Carl Nicks, guard, Buccaneers
80 Maurice Jones-Drew, running back, Jaguars
81 Vernon Davis, tight end, 49ers
82 Evan Mathis, guard, Eagles
83 Alfred Morris, running back, Redskins
84 Joe Haden, cornerback, Browns
85 C.J. Spiller, running back, Bills
86 Calais Campbell, defensive end, Cardinals
87 Matthew Stafford, quarterback, Lions
88 Antonio Cromartie, cornerback, Jets
89 Jason Peters, offensive tackle, Eagles
90 Jordan Gross, offensive tackle, Panthers
91 Mike Pouncey, center, Dolphins
92 Mike Wallace, receiver, Dolphins
93 Reggie Wayne, receiver, Colts
94 Ed Reed, safety, Texans
95 Henry Melton, defensive tackle, Bears
96 Lance Briggs, linebacker, Bears
97 Steve Smith, receiver, Panthers
98 Antoine Winfield, cornerback, Seahawks
99 Max Unger, center, Seahawks
100 Matt Forte, running back, Bears