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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Kansas City Chiefs Score from the NFL's Top 100 Players

3 players for 287 points

Chiefs Takeaways

  • The giant elephant in the room is that Creed Humphrey did not appear on this list. I am not quite sure how an All-Pro can be left off, but maybe the center position is simply undervalued as Jason Kelce is the only one listed at the position. I could name more than a few players on this list that should slot behind Humphrey. 
  • The Chiefs' score was 3 players for 287 points. In total points, that is fifth in the NFL according to this system. The score ranks second in the AFC. You won’t believe who is first. 
  • The players clearly view the Chiefs as top-heavy. That is obvious, but they are also the reigning Super Bowl Champions. That speaks volumes to Brett Veach and his ability to build a roster of solid depth after losing guys like Tyreek Hill, Tyrann Mathieu, Mitchell Swartz, and Frank Clark who used to be mainstays on this list. 
  • It feels like if this was a top 150 list, the Chiefs' score may look way different here. There is an argument to be made for Humphrey, Joe Thuney, Nick Bolton, and L’Jarius Sneed to be on this list. However, I am sure many fan bases are saying the same. We’ll get to that in a moment. 
  • While the Chiefs' snubs listed above have a chance to crack the list next year, there are a few others that I could see popping up on this list in 2024. Strong sophomore seasons from Isiah Pacheco and Trent McDuffie could be on the horizon. With a player vote, it seems you have to prove yourself for more than a few years, though. 
  • If the Chiefs still had Tyreek Hill, they would have four players in the top 10 and rank third in the NFL and first in the AFC, according to this system. 

Let’s take a look at some of the takeaways from around the league.