Saints Jimmy Graham + Drew Brees Ranked In Top 10 Of NFL Network’s Top 100 List
Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees are one of the NFL's best tandem threats and they both found their place in the top ten of NFL Network's Top 100 list for 2014.
Their ranking brought the New Orleans Saints total on the list to three (DE Cameron Jordan ranked No. 99) and made the Black & Gold the only team in the league to have two players in the top ten.
Last year Brees just missed the top 10 at No. 11 and somehow Graham didn't even make the cut after coming in at No. 14 in 2012.
Graham was the top ranked tight end on the list hauling in 86 passes in 2013 for over 1,200 yard and 16 touchdowns—statistics at the center of an ongoing contract dispute that argues whether Graham should be paid like a tight end, or a receiver.
The man directly responsible for contributing to those statistics was ranked among the top three quarterbacks on the list behind Tom Brady (No. 3) and Peyton Manning (No. 1).
Not bad company to be in, if you ask me.
Here's a look at how the top ten played out:
10. Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints
9. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
8. Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
7. Richard Sherman, CB, Seahawks
6. Drew Brees, QB, Saints
5. LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles
4. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
3. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
2. Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions
1. Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos
The annual list is determined by NFL players throughout the league. Take a look at the entire list after the jump.