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J.J. Watt dubs Top 100 list a joke, for unlikely reasons

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HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 03: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans warms up before playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 3, 2016 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Usually when a player attacks NFL Network’s meaningless, flawed, filler series devoted to counting down the top 100 players in the NFL, the player is complaining that he ended up too low. One prominent player is now complaining that he ended up too high.

Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt reacted to landing at No. 35 on the 2017 Top 100 list by saying, “I played three games. . . . This list is a joke.”

Indeed it is. Players (it’s unclear how many) are asked during the season to list their top 20 players, and the numbers then get cobbled into the top 100.

Watt’s complaint is actually good news for NFL Network, given that before it happened the 2017 edition of the series had created no buzz whatsoever, with most people not even realizing that this year’s list was being unveiled every Monday night.