Seven Green Bay Packers Make Top 100 List
Seven Green Bay Packers made CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco’s top 100 NFL players of 2011 list.
The top-ranked Packer should come as no surprise. QB Aaron Rodgers came in at No. 6 overall — behind Texans wideout Andre Johnson, Raiders cornerback Nmandi Asomugha, Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware and (puke) quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, who tied for the top spot.
Pretty ridiculous that Rodgers isn’t the top-ranked QB in my opinion after the numbers he put up last season and his Super Bowl win, but I digress.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is ranked No. 8, while cornerback Tramon Williams beat out teammate Charles Woodson for the No. 30 spot. Woodson came in at No. 33.
In the bottom 50, nose tackle B.J. Raji was No. 71, wideout Greg Jennings was No. 80 and guard Josh Sitton was No. 90.
A good showing by Green Bay, especially considering how the rest of the NFC North fared. The Minnesota Vikings had four players in the top 100 and the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions just two each.
I think we all know what this means.
1. That the Packers are pretty damn talented.
2. The rest of the NFC North is not.
3. That it should be relatively easy to cream their asses, provided there is a 2011 season, and win the division.
Sarah is a writer and editor living in the Twin Cities, a lifelong Packers fan and an ardent supporter of all things anti-Vikings.