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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AFC Scores from the NFL's Top 100 Players

AFC East

  • Patriots: 1 player for 68 points
  • Bills: 4 players for 254 points
  • Dolphins: 6 players for 273 points
  • Jets: 5 players for 271 points

AFC North

  • Ravens: 3 players for 59 points
  • Bengals: 3 players for 183 points
  • Steelers: 3 players for 213 points
  • Browns: 3 players for 170 points

AFC South

  • Titans: 3 players for 130 points
  • Colts: 1 player for 30 points
  • Jaguars: 1 player for 5 points
  • Texans: 1 player for 16 points

AFC West

  • Chiefs: 3 players for 287 points
  • Broncos: 2 players for 94 points
  • Raiders: 3 players for 261 points
  • Chargers: 6 players for 322 points

AFC Takeaways

  • Wouldn’t you know, the Chargers win the offseason again and have the best score in the AFC. It seems like a make-or-break year for Brandon Staley, so we will see if this pays off for him. 
  • In my humble opinion, the Chiefs are not as top-heavy as this list suggests. Also in my humble opinion, the Raiders are as top-heavy as this list suggests. Their score is actually really impressive, but I have a very hard time coming up with another player that could be on this list. 
  • The AFC South is as bad as we thought they were. However, Trevor Lawrence being the only Jaguar on this list feels like a snub. Christian Kirk put up 84 catches for 1,108 yards to go with eight touchdowns last year. 
  • On paper, it appears the AFC North is up for grabs. The Bengals have established themselves as perennial contenders, but the Steelers and Ravens have been mainstays for years and could always overtake them with solid defense and good quarterback play. The Browns consistently seem to be decent on paper, but always remember, they are the Browns.
  • Other than the Patriots, the AFC East is absolutely loaded. After the Bills have established some dominance in recent years, the Dolphins and Jets have the talent, on paper, to challenge them. 

There you have it Chiefs fans. Is there anything to take away from what is seemingly a popularity contest? Can you believe we live in a time where the Chiefs have this much star power? Who else was snubed? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments. 

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