After compiling list after list of the best NFL players at each position heading into the 2021 NFL season, the crew over at Touchdown Wire have now finalized their top 101 players overall.
“A big storyline early in the 2020 NFL season was that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had yet to earn a single vote for league MVP,” write Doug Farrar and Mark Schofield. “Early in the 2020 campaign it seemed like Wilson was on his way towards breaking that streak, but a tough stretch of games where the Seahawks lost three of four games — and Wilson threw a combined seven interceptions — dealt those odds a heavy blow.”
Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, and Aaron Donald lead Doug Farrar’s and Mark Schofield’s list of the NFL’s top 101 players. https://t.co/bZvsjuuFaC
— Touchdown Wire (@TheNFLWire) July 15, 2021
“Still, as we look ahead to 2021 Wilson remains one of the league’s premier talents at the quarterback position,” Farrar and Schofield continue. “His ability to extend plays and make defenses pay outside of structure is an elite trait, as is his ability to attack downfield in the vertical passing game. Wilson’s deep balls are more mortar shots than cannon blasts, as he puts air under each throw, dropping the ball effortlessly into the waiting arms of his target and over the outstretched arms of the nearest defender.
“Maybe 2021 is the year he finally secures that elusive first MVP vote.”