There are tonnes of high-profile playmakers and quarterbacks in the NFL that have made their marks and taken their teams to new heights. Surprise Sports has rated the top 10 best active players.
Here are your best NFL stars:
10. Derrick Henry
Tennessee Titans have one of the most agile and strong running backs in Derrick Henry. The 27-year-old has proved in the last two years that RBs are just as important to an organization as any other player on the field.
Since 2019, Henry is the league leader when it comes to broken tackles (133) and averages 3.7 yards after contact per carrying in the playoffs.
9. TJ Watt
TJ Watt has been a star performer for the Pittsburgh Steelers through the last two seasons. The 26-year-old could have bagged the Defensive Player of the Year had it not been for the bizarre plays of Aaron Donald.
Nonetheless, he has been one of the best edge rushers, leading his counterparts with 12 batted passes, and even has three interceptions to his name.
8. Aaron Rodgers
Regardless of the drama brewing in Green Bay Packers management concerning Aaron Rodgers, no one can deny the experience and quality in Aaron Rodgers.
The 37-year-old quarterback consistently shows why he is one of the best NFL players. Last year, the Super Bowl winner displayed one of his best-ever single-season performances.
7. George Kittle
Unarguably, San Fransico 49ers are lucky to have a tight end like George Kittle in their squad who outclasses his opponents being a sublime dynamic receiver.
The 2020 season crippled Kittle’s hopes to make it big in the season, but he was still standing with 443 snaps at the year’s end.
As a run blocker, the 27-year-old 49ers star is highly impactful.
6. Tom Brady
Tom Brady’s inclusion in our list of the best active player is as obvious as his chances to win Super Bowl every year.
With seven championship rings, Brady has shown time and again how impactful he is as an elite quarterback in the NFL.
Even at the age of 43, he continues to make headlines with his brilliant plays that eventually won Tampa Bay Buccaneers the major title in his first season with the organization.
5. Bobby Wagner
The players around Bobby Wagner are not supporting him enough to win back-to-back games but this doesn’t bother Wagner a lot since he continues to amaze the NFL fans with great performances every now and then.
Last season, he got 23 total pressures and amassed 61 defensive stops.
4. Khalil Mack
Stats speak of the quality in Khalil Mack, that the 30-year-old has shown us over the past few years.
Playing for Chicago Bears, Mack registered 59 total pressures, including the playoffs.
3. Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce went ballistic last season, but could not lead the league when it comes to receiving years. Nevertheless, Kelce’s physicality and strength make him an NFL asset.
The 6-foot-5 is one of the most unguardable players in the league.
2. Aaron Donald
Aaron Donald is as good as they come when it comes to putting the opposition on the back foot.
The LA Rams player led the league in total pressures last season (98) for the third time in four seasons.
1. Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes has made a name for himself in the NFL community in no time, courtesy of his unorthodox, but successful pass attempts.
The Kansas City starlet is unstoppable when it comes to big-time throws.
At 25, Mahomes has become a great asset for the Chiefs.