J.J. Watt Trashes NFL’s Top 100 Players List Over His Ranking: ‘This List Is a Joke’

Bryan Brandom
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A year later, and the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list is still a mess, according to Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt.

One of the most photogenic NFL stars took exception to his slot on the list and responded by trashing it on social media. But Watt’s complaint isn’t that he was ranked too low. Hell, it’s not even that he was ranked too high.

He can’t believe he was on the list at all—considering he played in just three games in 2016 thanks to a pair of back surgeries.

The list is voted on by NFL players.

Sitting a whole five spots behind Watt is Vic Beasley, the Atlanta Falcons linebacker who racked up 15.5 sacks in his breakout 2016. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Robert Ayers couldn’t believe teammate Gerald McCoy didn’t make the list at all.

Things didn’t get much better on the offensive side of the ball. Adrian Peterson found himself at No. 98, an offseason after averaging 1.9 yards per carry in three games in 2016.

Meanwhile Chicago Bears rookie back Jordan Howard, who finished the season with the second-most rushing yards and sixth-most yards from scrimmage in the NFL, didn’t land on the list at all.

Last year, New England Patriots fans made a stink about Tom Brady’s finishing behind Cam Newton in voting.

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