Who are the hottest NFL players in the current league? We break it down for you here.
What is an NFL player? In addition to being someone who can play professional football, the term is also applied to anyone involved in American football in any capacity. That means they can be coaches, coaches, journalists, or sideline reporters, referees, or even cheerleaders.
You may have seen some of their faces before. But they are not all the players on the field! For example, many famous soccer players will never touch the ball on game day because they do something else.
But we are putting that aside. Today, we will talk about the men who competed on the field and left their mark on the football game and the fans. Because everyone has an opinion about which players are hot and who isn’t, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite players right now.
This is a ranking that is not based on the opinions of those who watch them play every week, guys! But, you can’t say we don’t have standards! Also, there are some glaring omissions on this list, so be sure to share with us who you think deserves a spot on this list and anyone else!
Table of Contents
- 1. Mychal Kendricks
- 2. Tom Brady
- 3. JJ Watt
- 4. Cam Newton
- 5. Aaron Rodgers
- 6. DeSean Jackson
- 7. Clay Matthews
- 8. Russell Wilson
- 9. Odell Beckham Jr
- 10. Deebo Samuels
- 11. Jimmy Garoppolo
- 12. Khalil Mack
- 13. Danny Amendola
- 14. Travis Kelce
- 15. Matt Ryan
- 16. Vernon Davis
- 17. Julio Jones
- 18. Rob Gronkowski
- 19. Miles Austin
- 20. Braylon Edwards
- 21. Reggie Bush
- 22. Adrian Peterson
- 23. Brock Osweiler
- 24. Emmanuel Sanders
- 25. Tony Romo
- 26. Von Miller
- 27. Victor Cruz
- 28. Julian Edelman
- 29. Alex Smith
- 30. Joe Flacco
- 31. Antonio Brown
- 32. Colin Kaepernick
- 33. Robert Woods
- 34. Matt Barkley
- 35. Terrelle Pryor
- 36. Carson Wentz
- 37. Golden Tate
- 38. Colt McCoy
- 39. Mason Crosby
- 40. Tramon Williams
1. Mychal Kendricks
Mychal Kendricks may not be a household name or even a face you recognize. The youngster and former UCLA No. 13 spent two years without playing football because of an ACL injury. However, members of the Philadelphia Eagles organization see things differently and think this will be the moment he makes his mark in the NFL. He’s always been the best in matches, and he’s often praised for his stunning looks. Hence, without a doubt, Mychal was known as a “lady’s man.”
Kendricks is young compared to other players, such as Carson Wentz and Marcus Smith, who were enlisted in 2016, but he still has plenty of time to make waves before heading into freelancing next year. Eagles can protect themselves from losing him because they hold his monopoly until July 15, 2018, via the franchise tag ($11,789 million). He maintained his NFL stats with 548 tackles, 19 tackles, four interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and 30 tackles.
2. Tom Brady
Tom Brady is arguably one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. He’s got 4 Super Bowl rings, 2 Super Bowl MVPs, and 3 NFL MVPs. His titles are too long to list, but suffice it to say that if he played back in 1940, he would be labeled “the greatest winger of all time.” Today, he’s the oldest player to be honored as a Super Bowl MVP. In addition, he is also the oldest starting quarterback to win the Super Bowl.
As for Tom’s personal life, his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen, certainly doesn’t hurt him in the eyes of women across America. And with four children (one with Gisele; three with first wife Bridget Moynahan), he pretty much gets a fever. Good for him! (I mean, the whole “it takes a village” thing.)
If you are a fan of the NFL and you don’t like the game of Tom Brady – you need to check your head.
3. JJ Watt
Houston Texans JJ “J.J.” Without a doubt, Watt is the best defensive player in the National Football League. The 25-year-old from Wisconsin is a 3-time All-Pro champion and has amassed 73.5 tackles and 288 NFL leads in his five seasons with the team (he played college football). In Wisconsin). He is also on track to lead all defensive midfielders in interception this season with three picks so far. With striking blue eyes and a hulk-like body, JJ Watt dominates in his looks and games. Also, his body measurements describe a 49-inch bust, 38-inch waist, and 18-inch biceps. In addition, the overall well-trimmed hair and beard give him a classy look.
In 2012, Watt had one of the most dominant seasons ever by a defensive midfielder, with a total of 20 1/2 including 16 protected passes, among other stats for 81 tackles post-season as Houston won their first playoff game since 2004. Watt played a crucial role in turning around a 2-14; Texas finished 12-4 in 2012. Before Watt arrived in 2011, Houston had never made it past the first round of the playoffs and had not won a playoff since beating the Bengals in 1993.
Watt stats this season (through week 9): 61 tackles; 3 sacks; 1 interception; 3 deflected passes; 1 recovery of groping, and five times of deflection. He has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month once and AFC Defensive Player of the Month three times (once in 2012 and twice in 2013). Watt is the best NFL player in history, scoring over 20 seasons.
Watt maintained 531 tackles, 101 tackles, 25 fouls, two interceptions, and three defensive touches during his run.
4. Cam Newton
He is a New England quarterback and the only player to win an Offensive Rookie of the Year award, a Most Valuable Player award, and a Super Bowl MVP award in his first three seasons. He’s also running for a touchdown record in his career.
The 6’5 inch 330-pound quarterback from Auburn University has been called “the greatest athlete ever to play pro football” by former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., who added that he would not be surprised if Newton won another MVP this season.
Newton has been an immediate success on the field with his arm strength, speed, accuracy, and ability to make plays when under duress. He is also a great deep passer, one of the best in the NFL. He is coming off his best season yet, having thrown 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns with just ten interceptions.
He was initially selected as the first overall pick of the 2011 draft by Carolina, who got him after trading some selections to the St. Louis Rams. Newton’s journey to the league wasn’t glamorous, though; he was passed over for several years based on concerns about his size and unorthodox throwing mechanics.
Newton grew up in a tiny home without running water or electricity in an impoverished housing project. His father spent most of his days locked in his room due to his addictions, and he grew up with little to no athletic training.
Despite these challenges, Newton still has the size to be an NFL quarterback, and when he was invited to camp with the Patriots at 19, there were no questions about his arm strength and ability to throw well on the run. He also showed off a dangerous running ability and good deep passing skills to complement it.
Newton became known as “Money” for his high-fives and celebratory gestures during games.
5. Aaron Rodgers
It is safe to say that Aaron Rodgers is one of the hottest players in the National Football League. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has won MVP awards, has had two top ten scoring seasons in his nine-year career, and was recently ranked by Forbes as the sixth-highest paid player in the league. Furthermore, there are no signs of slowing down for Aaron Rodgers’ success, making him a prime candidate for being on anybody’s list of NFL players.
Aaron Rodger’s current position with Green Bay makes him an easy target for criticism, but he remains one of the most talented quarterbacks this league has ever seen. In addition, he is an intelligent leader and has proven to be a clutch winner despite the team’s shortcomings. The Packers have made the playoffs in five of his nine seasons as a starter but have only advanced past the divisional round once. In that January 2011 contest, Aaron Rodgers almost led his team to victory but fell short against New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes, who kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired.
Aaron Rodger’s leadership abilities are a rare quality in today’s NFL, and he has been able to keep this Packers organization relevant. Expect Aaron Rodger to continue being an elite quarterback for years to come, if not decades.
6. DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson is an NFL wide receiver for the Washington Redskins. Philadelphia Eagles signed him in 2011. He’s 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds, playing both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
Jackson attended the California University of Pennsylvania, where he played football for two years. He was selected in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of high school but ended up being released before coming to training camp in 2009 because an injury kept him from practicing or playing during that preseason cutdown period.
Jackson came to training camp with the Eagles but was released before the 2010 season began. He played for Oakland Raiders in 2011 before being traded to Las Vegas Raiders Redskins. When he signed with Philadelphia, he was regarded as a mediocre free agent signing due to the hype of other players being drafted at the same time. But he showed his potential during his first season in 2011, keeping up with other top receivers the following year. He played 60 games over his first four seasons.
Jackson suffered an injury to his left hamstring during Week 11 against New York Giants on October 14, 2014; later that day, it turned out that Jackson had injured himself by slipping on an icy field at FedEx Field (Redskins’ stadium).
7. Clay Matthews
Clay Matthews is an American football player for the Green Bay Packers. Clay Matthews was born on July 17, 1986, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He went to high school at Grosse Pointe South High School, where he graduated in 2004. The following year he began playing college football at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Widely considered one of the NFL’s best linebackers, Clay Mathews led his team to victory during the 2006 BCS National Championship Game with a game-winning interception return off Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke which ended with an emphatic performance against Georgia Tech in 2008 where he had 13 tackles and two sacks. In October 2012, Matthews was fined $15,000 for a blindside block during a win over the Chicago Bears. Matthews was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2010 and has been selected each year since.
Career stats: 685 tackles, 20 sacks, 19 pass deflections, six interceptions, nine forced fumbles, and three TDs.
8. Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson is a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He has been the starter since 2012 and ranks among the best in many statistical categories. The Seahawks are sure to be contenders during his tenure, whether they’re trailing by ten points in the 4th quarter or leading by ten after three quarters. Some of his accomplishments include becoming just the third player in NFL history with 40 wins while starting only one season, leading his team to 1st place finish in 2011 and 2013, winning Super Bowl XLVIII over the Broncos 24-14, and developing two dual-threat quarterbacks (one of which has already surpassed him). Despite these successes, Russell Wilson is widely regarded as one of the most underrated players in professional football today.
Wilson wasn’t drafted high, and the Seahawks traded up to take him in the third round in 2011. Therefore, he wasn’t expected to be an instant starter for this team. But he proved everyone wrong when he got the starting job during his rookie season, leading the Seahawks to a 5-11 record. He also made great numbers for a rookie quarterback with 3,518 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions. The following season was even better for Wilson, as he finished with 3,141 yards passing with 29 touchdowns and just six picks.
9. Odell Beckham Jr
Odell Beckham Jr. is a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Giants of the National Football League (NFL). The Giants selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The standout LSU product has also been a spokesman for Nike since his rookie season, joining fellow NFL superstar and Nike endorser Colin Kaepernick.
Beckham mainly played on special teams as a rookie, finishing third in tackles and proving instrumental when he took over starting duties from an injured Rueben Randle late in season one. He’s had more than 400 yards in one game and caught touchdowns in four consecutive games last year.
Beckham is part of a wave of young players that the NFL and its marketing partners hope will revitalize the league’s fan base after a slight dip in popularity during its 2013 season. Other players in the NFL’s “young guns” campaign include Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, and J.J. Watt. Beckham is only 23 years old but is already one of the most famous men in sports thanks to his eye-popping catches—including an absurd one-handed effort that has already been deemed the most lavish reception of all time by some experts—and his ability to move fans with his on-field celebrations.
10. Deebo Samuels
One of the best players, but he doesn’t get much recognition. His defense is pretty underrated, and his blocking ability can be awe-inspiring at times. He has good hands, and he is a great pass catcher.
Deebo Samuels Jr., a defensive end for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on February 2nd, 1993. He attended Ballard High School, where he excelled as a three-sport athlete in football, baseball, and basketball before playing college football at the University of Louisville from 2010-2013. However, tough grades kept him from playing during his junior year when he was suspended for being academically ineligible. North Carolina then drafted him in the 2014 NFL draft.
2013-2014 Second-team All-ACC. 2013 Team co-captain 38 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and two passes defended 2012 First-team All-Big East 2011 Honorable mention All-Big East 2010 9 starts 13 total games 40 total tackles (10.5 for loss), six sacks and four passes defended
11. Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo was a 5th round pick for the New England Patriots in the 2014 NFL draft. He has been the team’s backup quarterback since he replaced rookie QB, Jacoby Brissett after a season-ending injury. In 2016, he became the full-time starting quarterback of New England after Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for Deflategate.
Jimmy Garoppolo is 26 years old and from Elk Grove, California. He graduated from Rolling Meadows High School and was an all-conference player as a high school senior. Unfortunately, his hopes of playing college football at Eastern Illinois University were dashed due to an injury. However, Garoppolo was a two-year starter and graduated in the spring of 2012 with a degree in management. Since then, he decided not to go to college and has been working on becoming a professional football player by studying the game and getting the best coaching possible.
Garoppolo currently stands at 6’2″; he has a thick build, but there is still some fat on his body, so he does need to keep himself in shape. He threw for over 19k yards in his college football career while completing 63% of his passes along with over 100 touchdowns. Garoppolo is from an athletic family as both of his parents played college lacrosse while growing up. Present he plays in San Francisco 49ers
12. Khalil Mack
Mack was born in Oakland, California. His father died when he was four years of age, and his mother raised him and his two sisters alone. At 15 years of age, Mack had a growth spurt that would give him a 6’3″ frame when he reached college competition at the University of BuffaloKhalil. Mack is a 6’3″ 2.50-pound Defensive End for the Chicago Bears. He was drafted fifth overall in the 2014 draft by the Oakland Raiders. In 2016, he was traded to the Chicago Bears for their first-round pick of that year’s draft, along with a third-round pick in 2017. He was one of three players to be named to their team’s 2012 All-American Team after being selected for ESPN’s College Football Preview magazine’s 2011 preseason All-America teams.
Mack is an elite pass rusher and is considered one of the best defensive players in football.
In 2017, he surpassed Michael Strahan as the all-time sacks leader for the New York Giants. Mack is a two-time Pro Bowler and a two-time First-team All-Pro. In 2018, he recorded 39 tackles, 12 sacks, six forced fumbles, and three passes defended.
13. Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola is a 6-foot, 190-pound American soccer player who plays professionally for the New England Patriots in the National Football League.
Although raised in Texas, Amendola played high school football in Colorado Springs at Air Academy High School and college football at Texas Tech University. His nickname is Dancin’ Dan, and he is known for breaking into his own “dance” after scoring a touchdown or catching a long pass. He was built by St. Louis Rams in 2008 and then traded to the Patriots. He played from 2013-2017 before rejoining this year. Amendola signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texan worth $2.5 million. During his time with the Rams, he had a very successful career, winning the All-Pro title twice and being named to the Pro Bowl three times. He won his first Super Bowl ring playing alongside Tom Brady in Super Bowl 46 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Although Amendola is a fan favorite, he is also difficult to judge because it is difficult to gauge precisely what makes him so effective. His most prominent trait is undoubtedly his strong hands, which give him dominion in the air and special teams. It’s no surprise that Amendola plays his hands well as he is also a very talented dancer.
14. Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce, the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is easily one of the best tight ends in football right now. He has a unique style of play and a unique look on the field. Travis was drafted in 2013 by Kansas City, and he has been a critical component of their success ever since.
In his short time with them, Kelce has been able to do some historical things, including catching 12 touchdown passes from year one to two. In all-star games against other league teams, his dominance is apparent as he dominates whoever he lines up against from that week’s opponent. His athleticism is unmatched as well as his size at 6’5 250lbs for a tight end makes him hard for defenders to cover.
He is very similar to former tight-end Tony Gonzalez but has the skills of a wide receiver. He can beat defenders to the ball or catch passes with his speed and strength, making him one of the best in the league.
15. Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan, age 36, height 6′ 4″ (1.93 m), weight 210 lbs. (95 kg). American football quarterback for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons drafted 3rd round in 2008. Went on to win league MVPs in 2016 and 2017, rewriting record books with his skillful throws into tight coverage with regularity.
Ryan has put together two of the most prolific passing seasons in NFL history. He passed for a single-season record 4693 yards this year and had the second most efficient touchdown rate ever at 7% during the 2016 season when he threw 38 touchdowns with only seven interceptions against 979 pass attempts – all career highs for him.
16. Vernon Davis
Vernon Davis is an American football tight end who has played for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He was selected 12th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by the 49ers. He is 34-year-old. He was considered one of the top tight ends available in that year’s draft, and he has been selected to three Pro Bowls so far during his career. Vernon played college football for Maryland. He set several school records as a wide receiver before being switched to Tight end before his Senior season under then-coach Ralph Friedgen. He is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, serves as an active member of UMDOZ, and is involved in numerous charities.
17. Julio Jones
Julio Jones is a professional football player, currently serving as a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League. He has been with the team since 2011 and has been an integral part of the franchise’s recent success, being dubbed “one of the best receivers in football,” in addition to being a two-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler. Born in Foley, Alabama, on February 8, 1989, he finished his high school career at Foley High School, where he was named Athlete of The Year by The News Journal. Julio attended Alabama from 2007 to 2009 and amassed 77 receptions for 1,133 yards and seven touchdowns during his collegiate career before declaring for the draft. In 2014 Jones became only the third player.
18. Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski is an American professional football player for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was born on May 14, 1989, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He graduated from Nazareth Academy in 2009.
He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighs 265 pounds (120 kg). On April 27, 2011, he signed a five-year contract extension worth $54 million with the Patriots. Some believe that his eating habits might have contributed to his knees giving out in 2012/2013
19. Miles Austin
Miles Austin, football player, age is 34, and height is 6 foot 3 inches (191 cm), weight is 190 pounds (86 kgs), and nationality is American. He has best records of 13 catches, 312 yards, and three touchdowns recently. He plays in New York Jets.
20. Braylon Edwards
Braylon Edwards was born on February 21, 1983, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He played football at Louisiana State University for three years and drafted Cleveland Browns in the 2003 NFL Draft. Edwards played for the New York Jets from 2008 to 2009 before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
Before coming into the league, Edwards was a first-team All-American during his junior year at LSU. The Browns selected him with their first pick of the 2003 draft following a fantastic college career that saw him catch 177 passes for 2268 yards and 18 touchdowns.
21. Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush is a football player from the United States. He plays for New Orleans Saints as a running back and punter. At the moment, he is 36 years old, 183 centimeters tall, and weighs 89 kilograms. He won Super Bowl XLIV with the Saints in 2010. He has been unanimously voted on NFL Pro Bowl selection eight times from 2006 to the present day. In addition, he also won Second-team All-American honors in college after a senior season full of awards, including the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award.
22. Adrian Peterson
Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985) is an American football player for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He is a running back, who is considered to have played an integral part in reinvigorating the Minnesota Vikings franchise after its dismal performance during the 1998-2007 seasons.”
“The Chicago Bears drafted Peterson with the seventh overall pick in 2007. He became a starting player for his team during his second NFL season in 2008 and was selected as an All-Pro for this period.”
23. Brock Osweiler
Brock Osweiler was the 36th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He has started 19 games over his first three years with his team, including a 12 game regular season, including five starts in 2013 and seven starts in 2014. His recent statistics include an 8-6 record as a starter last year, posting 16 TDs and 16 INTs.
Brock is 6’8″ at over 260 pounds. Brock is 31 years old and has had some success during his football career, but he has struggled with injuries on the field more than once during his young career, including an injury that ended his 2018 season early on October 30th after six games.
24. Emmanuel Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders is a professional football player from America. He’s been playing in the NFL for nine seasons, and this year he has a career-high of 1,032 yards and four touchdowns. He’s 27 years old, 5’11” tall, and weighs 200 lbs.
He came into the NFL as a free agent in 2010 and entered the Broncos starting lineup halfway through his rookie season due to injury. In 2012 he made his first Pro Bowl appearance after a stellar season with 930 receiving yards. He was also selected as a Second-team All-Pro after a career-high of 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns.
25. Tony Romo
Tony Romo is an American football quarterback who has played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys since 2004.
Tony Romo is one of the most popular and successful football players in recent history. He has won several NFL awards, including four Pro Bowls in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2007 he was chosen as Playboy Magazine’s Rookie of the Year and was ranked #1 on their “Hottest Players” list in 2007. In 2008 he came third in ESPN’s sports personality poll behind only LeBron James and Magic Johnson.
26. Von Miller
Von Miller is a football player and the linebacker for the Denver Broncos. He has played football since he was fifteen years old and played in college at Texas A&M. He is 6’3″, 250 pounds, 32 years old, American, and his best records are: 9 sacks in 12 games for the Denver Broncos last year, five sacks in the Superbowl, and he is known for his speed, agility, and appearance.
Von Miller’s most recent game was on Nov. 27th against the Chargers. He had five sacks in that game, and he was playing for the Denver Broncos, who won the game 21-13. When Von was in high school, he played football for three years. He played tight end or receiver in high school when they ran a spread offense as the one Texas A&M runs now.
27. Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz is a 35-year-old football player who plays for the New York Giants. His latest season-best records include the highest single-season receptions (112), most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season (1,536), most consecutive games with at least 100 yards from scrimmage (six), and second-most touchdowns in a single season (11).
On May 4, 2011, he was named a starter for the Giants in the 2011 Pro Bowl. He was also named as a starter for the 2013 Pro Bowl on January 30, 2013. He owns a 100-inch vertical leap and a 3D vertical leap of 40 inches. In addition, he is a great blocker and has excellent speed and agility, along with good hands.
Cruz is clever with his hands, making him an excellent receiver because he catches everything thrown his way.
28. Julian Edelman
American professional football player and wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Julian was born on May 22, 1986. His height is about 5’10,” and his weight is 186 lbs. He played college football at Kent State University as a quarterback and later transferred to Oregon State University as a wide receiver. The Patriots drafted him in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft; he also had previously played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa back in 2006. Julian’s recent best records include helping his team win three Super Bowl Championships: XXXIX, XLIX, and LI. This year he helped win Super Bowl LII against Philadelphia.
29. Alex Smith
ALex Smith is an American football player who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a quarterback.
Smith attended the University of Utah, where he started for three seasons, leading his team to an undefeated record in 2006. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers fifth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft but was traded to Kansas City. In San Francisco, Smith passed for 2,871 yards and 17 touchdowns with seven interceptions during his first two seasons with the 49ers. Smith also has a career 119-103-2 touchdown-interception ratio.
30. Joe Flacco
Joseph Vincent Flacco (born January 12, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He has been selected to five Pro Bowls in his career. According to ESPN, he is currently the second-most accurate quarterback in NFL history. He played college football at Delaware, where he was a member of their team that won back-to-back NCAA Division I-AA national championships in 2003 and 2004.
31. Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He is 30 years old. He finished his college football at Central Michigan University, playing both on offense and defense. He became only the third player ever to play in all 12 games of their season when he played for CMU. Following that season, he was granted a medical redshirt year to play two more years of college seasoning. He has played with Pittsburgh since 2010 and is one of their best receivers alongside fellow teammate Emmanuel Sanders. His recent record includes catching 18 touchdowns in 2014, which is the most by any player during a single game period for Steelers since 1970!
32. Colin Kaepernick
Colin Percy Kaepernick is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He started the first half of the 49ers’ final game in 2016 against the Seattle Seahawks after starter Blaine Gabbert, who took over for Kaepernick midway through 2015, suffered a concussion.
Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. He attended Tommie Smith High School in St. Louis, Missouri, alongside fellow athletic prodigy Josh Jackson. From 2002 to 2006, he played college football in Nevada. He became recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever by winning several awards culminating with his unanimous selection as 2006 Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of The Year and All-American team selection, also becoming one.
33. Robert Woods
Robert Woods is a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at USC and was a two-time All-American. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 and signed with the Rams in 2017.
Woods is 6’1″ and weighs 190 lbs. In 2018, Woods had career highs of 869 receiving yards, 66 receptions, and eight touchdowns. He holds just about every USC receiving record, including most career touchdown catches (19), most career receptions (307), most single-season receiving yards (1416), and most single-game receptions (17).
34. Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley is an American football player who plays for the Tennessee Titans. He was born on March 27, 1990, and is currently 24 years old. Barkley attended Tustin High School in California and excelled in football, making him a standout prospect to colleges around the country.
In his career at USC, Matt started a total of 49 games which includes three bowl games. In his senior season, he threw for 3,000 yards and 31 touchdowns. His career at USC included one national championship win as well as being selected to multiple All-American teams. In 2009 Barkley was drafted 18th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, where he became the starter from day one under head coach Andy Reid.
35. Terrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor was born on January 25, 1989, in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He attended Jeannette High School from 2003 to 2006 and played as a quarterback and a wide receiver. He was named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Offensive Player of the Year as a high school senior and finished as the state runner-up in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.
Pryor is an American football player with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Pryor was initially drafted by Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft but was traded to Oakland Raiders before playing a game.
36. Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz, the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, is a native of Bismarck, North Dakota. Wentz attended North Dakota State University, an extremely successful quarterback with an NCAA Division I record. He graduated with 10,111 yards in total offense and 82 touchdowns. Carson went on to be drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2016. After the draft, there were tons of questions surrounding Carson Wentz. His abilities on the field seemed to be noticeable. After all, his college numbers looked fantastic, but what about his off-the-field activities? Carson was suspended for four games for violating team rules. This threw a scare into fans who looked at him as just another guy out there playing football. After the suspension, Carson returned to being a fantastic quarterback, but he still wasn’t done proving himself.
37. Golden Tate
Golden Tate is an American football player. He was born on November 2, 1988, in St. Louis, Missouri, and he is 28 years old (will turn 29 years old on November 2) as of 2017. The Seattle Seahawks drafted him during the 2010 NFL Draft, and he has spent his entire professional career there so far. His current stats are 81 catches for 967 yards with four touchdowns this season so far.
38. Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy is a professional American football player in the NFL. McCoy was born on November 11, 1986, and is 35 years old and stands at 5 foot 11, and weighs 210 pounds. Colt McCoy (along with his parents) immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was two years old. Colt McCoy has been in 16 games and has won eight of them, lost six of them, and lasted for one tie game. Furthermore, Colt McCoy also attended high school at Bakersfield (Bakersfield Christian High School). The football player was named the starting quarterback for Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas Austin in 2006, but he had to take a medical redshirt due to injury. The last records show that Colt. He is playing in Arizona Cardinals.
39. Mason Crosby
Mason Crosby is a football player from the United States of America. Born on May 4, 1984, Mason is a free agent. He is currently playing as a kicker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He’s been with the team since 2009 and has made many appearances in major NFL tournaments such as Super Bowl XLVII – where he kicked for Aaron Rodgers. Apart from his professional career, Mason has won NFL Pro Bowls and kicking competitions such as World Cup Soccer Match of Europe 2007. In 2012 he led his team to victory with 36-38 yards a game against Minnesota Vikings, which sealed their playoff entry.
40. Tramon Williams
Tramon Williams is a retired American football player who played as a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers from 2006 to 2017. In 2018, Williams was named a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s. Although he was only a high school football player for just one season, Williams received scholarships from Ole Miss and Arkansas State University. Still, he chose to play college basketball at Louisiana Tech.
Williams played the first five seasons with Green Bay as a cornerback and safety before being traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2010 after losing his starting job on defense.