The National Football League consists of 32 professional teams from all over the United States and is equally divided between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. Football is very popular across the world, whether people are cheering on for the NFL or getting in on a euro soccer bonus from bet365, and like any sport, the game has their shining stars and underdogs. But, which are shining that little bit brighter than the rest?
42 year old, Quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady is possibly the best NFL player currently in the league. His team is tied for most Super Bowl wins, and he is not short of his own achievements and records. Brady has played in nine Super Bowls, six of which has led to victory for the Patriots, making this a player record to have played in that many of the event.
Since being drafted in the NFL in 2000, Brady has won three Super Bowl MVP awards and three NFL MVP awards, making him the oldest player to have won either. Along with these awards, he has led his team to 16 division titles (more than any Quarterback in history).
His list of achievements go on and on, from tied longest touchdown pass to being the most successful player in the leagues history.
Green Bay Packers Quarterback, Rodgers, was drafted to the team in 2005 after a successful college football career where he set multiple records, such as lowest single-season and career interception rates.
In 2008 he became the team’s starting quarterback, taking over from Brett Favre and continued to win awards such as Super Bowl MVP and associated press athlete of the year 2011 and has led the NFL in…
- Lowest passing interception ratio (2009/2014/2018/2019)
- Passer ratio (2011/2012)
- Touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011/1012/2014/2018)
- Yards per attempt (2011)
- Touchdown passes (2016)
As well as these achievements, he is considered by many to be one the best quarterbacks in history.
Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson, had a successful rookie career before playing as a professional; being awarded the Pepsi NFL rookies of the Year Award and several records while playing college football for the University of Wisconsin…
- Single season record for passing efficiency
- Tied for most passing touchdowns for a rookie
Wilson has played in two Super Bowls, winning one and during his NFL seasons, has the record for the most wins through seven seasons along with being one of only two Quarterbacks in the league’s history to have a passing rating of over 100.
He has many career achievements, both rookie and professional, but after Wilson signed an extended four-year agreement to play for the SeaHawks he is now also on the list for being one of the highest paid players in the league with a contract of $140 million (the highest average annual value in NFL history).
Stepping away from Quarterbacks, Jerry Rice was a wide receiver in the NFL, primarily for the San Francisco 49ers, but also played for the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks, with others showing interest in his talents during his early years.
Rice is famously known for his fitness level, after his career saw him play in 20 seasons and eventually retiring in 2004 having won three Super Bowls with the 49ers and an AFC Championship with the Raiders.
Along with his stamina, Rice is the career leader in the majority of major statistical categories for wide receivers…
- Touchdown receptions
- Receiving yards