Is Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown the best player in the AFC North? He is, according to the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2015 poll.
The order of the top 10 players will be revealed Wednesday night. However, among those who made the top 10, Brown is the lone player from the AFC North.
Here’s the rest of the list, from 11-100, voted on by players.
Joining Brown in the top 10 are quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Texans defensive end J. J. Watt.
Not only was Brown the only AFC North player in the top 10, but Brown and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (No. 16) were the only AFC North players in the top 20. Cornerback Joe Haden (No. 23) was tops among Browns players, wide receiver A. J. Green was the highest rated Bengal, and linebacker Elvis Dumevil (No. 46) was the highest-rated Raven.
Brown led all NFL receives last year in both catches (129) and yards (1,698). It used to be fashionable to say that Brown was underrated. However, his peers are apparently aware just how good Brown is.