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Top 100 Players of 2017: Which team had the most, fewest players on the list?

A look at the Top 100 Players of 2017 list by team.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Say what you will about NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017 list. “It’s a popularity contest,” or “their methods are shoddy,” or even this: “Who cares about player rankings?”

All of those are valid concerns. This isn’t a definitive list of the best players in the NFL, there’s no question about that. However, that doesn’t mean the list doesn’t have worth. It shows who players respect among their peers, and that respect can translate into how opponents treat them on the field or how they’ll vote for the Pro Bowl. The list isn’t gospel, but it isn’t trash, either.

So now that the list is over, I wanted to see which teams were getting the most respect by their peers. I categorized all 100 players by team to see which franchises showed up on the list most often. It won’t come as much of a surprise that a team like the Cowboys was near the top of the list, but there are some teams—like the Titans—that may surprise you.

For the sake of simplicity, players that changed teams this offseason, I placed them under their new 2017 team since this list is supposed to be for the upcoming season. So, for example, Adrian Peterson is under the Saints and LeGarrette Blount is under the Eagles.

Seattle Seahawks (8)

21. CB Richard Sherman
24. QB Russell Wilson
30. S Earl Thomas
34. S Kam Chancellor
39. LB Bobby Wagner
46. DE Michael Bennett
56. DE Cliff Avril
88. WR Doug Baldwin

Dallas Cowboys (7)

7. RB Ezekiel Elliott
14. QB Dak Prescott
18. T Tyron Smith
58. G Zack Martin
60. WR Dez Bryant
79. LB Sean Lee
87. C Travis Frederick

Kansas City Chiefs (6)

13. S Eric Berry
26. TE Travis Kelce
32. CB Marcus Peters
36. WR Tyreek Hill
76. LB Justin Houston
81. QB Alex Smith

Tennessee Titans (6)

33. RB DeMarco Murray
50. QB Marcus Mariota
72. OT Taylor Lewan
75. TE Delanie Walker
78. LB Brian Orakpo
86. DT Jurrell Casey

New England Patriots (5)

1. QB Tom Brady
23. TE Rob Gronkowski
71. WR Julian Edelman
94. LB Dont’a Hightower
98. CB Malcolm Butler

Green Bay Packers (5)

6. QB Aaron Rodgers
48. WR Jordy Nelson
77. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
82. LB Clay Matthews
84. DT Mike Daniel

Atlanta Falcons (4)

3. WR Julio Jones
10. QB Matt Ryan
40. LB Vic Beasley
41. RB Devonta Freeman

Pittsburgh Steelers (4)

4. WR Antonio Brown
9. RB Le’Veon Bell
22. QB Ben Roethlisberger
97. G David DeCastro

Oakland Raiders (4)

5. DE Khalil Mack
11. QB Derek Carr
53. WR Amari Cooper
95. G Kelechi Osemele

New York Giants (4)

8. WR Odell Beckham Jr.
28. S Landon Collins
54. CB Janoris Jenkins
96. DT Damon Harrison

Arizona Cardinals (4)

12. RB David Johnson
19. CB Patrick Peterson
45. WR Larry Fitzgerald
85. LB Chandler Jones

Carolina Panthers (4)

20. LB Luke Kuechly
44. QB Cam Newton
67. TE Greg Olsen
89. LB Thomas Davis

Philadelphia Eagles (4)

38. DT Fletcher Cox
80. RB LeGarrette Blount
90. S Malcolm Jenkins
93. DE Brandon Graham

Miami Dolphins (4)

42. WR Jarvis Landry
55. DT Ndamukong Suh
62. DE Cameron Wake
69. RB Jay Ajayi

Washington (4)

47. T Trent Williams
59. CB Josh Norman
65. TE Jordan Reed
70. QB Kirk Cousins

Minnesota Vikings (3)

66. CB Xavier Rhodes
74. S Harrison Smith
82. DE Everson Griffen

Denver Broncos (3)

2. LB Von Miller
37. CB Aqib Talib
63. CB Chris Harris Jr.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3)

29. WR Mike Evans
52. DT Gerald McCoy
57. QB Jameis Winston

Los Angeles Chargers (3)

64. CB Casey Hayward
73. QB Philip Rivers
100. DE Joey Bosa

New Orleans Saints (2)

16. QB Drew Brees
98. RB Adrian Peterson

Cincinnati Bengals (2)

17. WR A.J. Green
68. DT Geno Atkins

Buffalo Bills (2)

27. RB LeSean McCoy
91. LB Lorenzo Alexander

Houston Texans (2)

33. DE J.J. Watt
49. DE Jadeveon Clowney

Indianapolis Colts (2)

51. QB Andrew Luck
61. WR T.Y. Hilton

Los Angeles Rams (1)

15. DT Aaron Donald

Cleveland Browns (1)

25. T Joe Thomas

Detroit Lions (1)

31. QB Matthew Stafford

Baltimore Ravens (1)

43. G Marshal Yanda

Jacksonville Jaguars (1)

83. DE Calais Campbell

Teams with zero players

New York Jets
Chicago Bears
San Francisco 49ers

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