Top NFL players this 2013 season
There are more than 45 new players in the top 100 NFL players this 2013. However, here are the best five players this season.
No.1 Drew Brees
Drew Brees is the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He played college football for Purdue University, and was picked by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Brees has been Pro Bowl selection in seven different occasions with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006 and then from 2008 to 2012. He also embraces multiple NFL passing records.
Brees was selected NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011, and was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIV in 2009. Brees was the one who led the Saints to a Super Bowl championship during the season of 2009.
The current superstar quarterback of the Saints is the only quarterback in NFL history to reach 400+ yards passing in consecutive playoff games. In 2011, Brees accomplished the best NFL single-season record for most passing yards in a season by a quarterback with 5,476 yards. . Brees also turn out to be the Saints’ all-time leader in career wins, pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. For this 2013, Brees and the Saints expect a great season like the one in 2009.
No.2 DeMarcus Ware
DeMarcus Ware is the defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He played for the Troy University in the NCAA football Division 1 and was drafted with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. In 2006, Ware ended the regular season with a team-high 11.5 sacks, the most ever by a Cowboys linebacker. In 2007, He was also selected to the All-Pro team for the second straight year and qualifies for the first time to a Super Bowl.
For the 2008 season, Ware was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year while in 2011 he became the first player in NFL history to post multiple 20+ sack seasons and the 29th player in NFL history to reach 100+ career sacks.
Despite some injuries in the 2012 season, DeMarcus is coming back on the field. However, due to the Cowboys changing to the 4-3 from the 3-4, under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, Ware will be moving to defensive end.
No.3 Ray Rice
Ray Rice former player of the Rutgers University is today the running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has been with the team since then.
Rice has been really prosperous since high school by winning the state title in 2003 with New Rochelle High School. As well in college Rice got some great record for Rutgers University, while winning the MVP award for his performance in 2007.
In the NFL, Rice has also been really successful. He was selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl and in the wildcard playoff game against the New England Patriots; Rice scored an 83-yard touchdown, the 2nd longest rush in NFL postseason history.
For the season 2012, Rice was ranked as the Ravens’ second all-time leading rusher. And in 2013, after having a great season the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Rice first Super Bowl ring with the Ravens. Currently, Rice is ranked second all-time for rushing touchdowns (33) and is third for combined touchdowns (36) in Ravens history.
No.4 Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson former player of the University of Miami is presently the wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Johnson was drafted by the Texans third overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. Currently Johnson is second all-time in NFL history in receiving yards per game (80.4) and embraces nearly every Texans receiving record.
During his years in college football, Johnson was named MVP of the 2002 Rose Bowl, in which the Hurricanes defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, achieving this way an undefeated season and winning their fifth national championship for the school.
In his career at the NFL, Johnson is the only player with 60+ receptions in his first 8 seasons. As well he has achieved the most games with 10+ receptions in a season with 7 tied with Wes Welker. Johnson also has the highest two-game receiving total with 461 yards.
For the 2008, despite some injuries Johnson turn out to be the first player in NFL history to record 7 games with at least 10 receptions. While in 2010, he became the first player in NFL history to have 60 or more receptions in his first eight games. For 2011 the season wasn’t the best for him due to injuries and some low numbers but last season 2012 he had one of the best seasons of his career even though he played through a groin injury that limited his production during the first half of the season. In 2012 Johnson suited to be the first Texan in franchise history to reach the 10,000 receiving yards milestone.
In 2013, he was chosen to play in the Pro Bowl, his sixth selection of his career.
No.5 Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III also called RG3, is the current quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He is a former player for Baylor University. Griffin was selected to win the Heisman Trophy in 2011 and was picked by the Washington Redskins as the second selection of the 2012 NFL Draft. During his early career at the NFL, Griffin III was selected as the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
In his official debut as a starting quarterback in the NFL for last season 2012, something really rare to accomplish since the 1990’s, Griffin III was named NFL Rookie of the Week and NFC Offensive Player of the Week several times during the season due to his great performance with the Redskins.
Griffin got a perfect record in one game by passing for 200 yards with 4 touchdowns, rushing for an additional 84 yards, and finishing with a perfect 158.3 passer rating. This made him the first rookie in NFL history to pass for 200 yards, pass for 4 touchdowns and rush for more than 75 yards in a single game. Despite his great performance, RG3 suffer an injury on his right knee and had surgery on January 9 2013 on both his LCL and ACL.
This season 2013 is expected Griffin full recovery and a great season for him and the Redskins.
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