Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are two of the top 10 players in the NFL. But you already knew that.
Gronk finished first among tight ends. The next-closest tight end was the Seattle Seahawks’ Jimmy Graham at No. 31. Brady finished second among quarterbacks, trailing only Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers, who finished second overall. Peyton Manning (No. 5, Denver Broncos), Andrew Luck (No. 7, Indianapolis Colts), and Russell Wilson (No. 22, Seahawks) rounded out the top five QBs.
The list was voted on by fellow NFL players, so Brady’s and Gronk’s placements are that much more prestigious given they have the respect of their peers. The only other Patriot on the list was wide receiver Julian Edelman, who came in at No. 91 on the list. Former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis finished at No. 17.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was voted the best player in the NFL, becoming the first defensive player ever to earn the distinction. Watt had high praise for Brady.
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