What does NFL's Top 100 list tell us about quantifying contenders?

The player's vote of the top 100 players in the NFL suggests the Chiefs are top-heavy. Let's dive into how the nature of that stacks up against the rest of the league.

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What an offseason it has been for Kansas City Chiefs fans after seeing their team hoist a third Lombardi Trophy. Chiefs Kingdom cannot say they have been bored. They have seen a Super Bowl Parade, Travis Kelce hosted Saturday Night Live, the NFL Draft was in their city, and Kelce and Patrick Mahomes even won a celebrity golf tournament. 

The accolades continued Monday night when the NFL released its Top 10 players as a final installment to its Top 100 list. 

The only problem is that the three Chiefs you see on this list are also the only ones on the list in the entire pool of 100 players. I did not do the research to see how many players of past Super Bowl Teams had the following year, but I would imagine it is typically more than three. 

It is still impressive to have three in the top 10, but I wanted to find a way to quantify the idea that the Chiefs are this top-heavy. What I came up with was pretty simple: the 100th-ranked player earns one point, the 99th-ranked player earns two points, and so on. I doubled and sometimes triple-checked my math, but human error is always a possibility. 

After that, I added up the total amount of players each team has in the Top 100 and their total points earned between them. The Top 100 is always a source of good debate. It is voted on by the players and seems to typically have some snubs

I will start with the takeaways in regards to the Chiefs and then I will dive into the rest of the league a little bit.