Top 5 Most Famous Players in the NFL Right Now
1. Tom Brady
Tom Brady is American football. American loves him because he is the perfect jock. He has won four Super Bowls! But he didn't start his career in the NFL as a superstar recruit. He was the 199th pick in his draft class, meaning no one really wanted him. He proved everyone wrong when he took his team to the Super Bowl and won, in the second season of his career! He has been the quarterback for the New England Patriots for his entire 16 years in the NFL, and the Patroits have been one of the top teams almost all 16 years. Oh, and, as if he's not famous enough, he is married to one of the most famous supermodels Gisele Bundchen. For the past two years, he was the talk of the nation because of the deflategate scandal.
2. Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks of all time! That's why he is still being mentioned all the time, even though he retired after winning the 2015 Super Bowl. People love him because he works hard, delivers results, and all the while remains humble. He was the number one draft pick in his class, and he lived up to the expectations of the title. In the first week after getting drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, he memorized the team's playbook. Later, he led the team to win the Super Bowl for the first time in 30 years. Unfortunately in 2011, Manning missed the entire season because of a neck surgery and the Colts released him. The Denver Broncos picked him up and the team rised to the top of the division. Manning's father is a former NFL quarterback. His brother, Eli Manning, is also an NFL quarterback, a two-time Super Bowl champion nonetheless. Manning's family is considered by some as football's "royal family".
3. Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell makes American football entertaining. He throws a lot of tandrums and catches a lot of difficult balls. Both are equally fun for fans to watch. This New York Giants wide receiver is considered one of the best in the league. In 2014, he made a "ridiculous" and "impossible" one-handed catch, one of the best catches in NFL history. This year, he became an internet meme when he hit a kicker's practice net out of frustration after losing a game. The net snapped back and hit him in the chin. Since then, he has made up with the net. After one touchdown, he ran over to the net and proposed to it.
4. Dak Prescott
Dak is the unexpected hero who keeps football interesting. He was the 135th pick during the 2016 draft and joined the Dallas Cowboys as the backup to the backup quarterback. Because all the other quarterbacks got injured, Dak got to play. His outstanding performance surprised everyone! In November, he was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. Most recently, he was selected as the quarterback to lead his conference in the NFL Pro Bowl. To give you an idea of what a great honor that is - Tom Brady is leading the other team. Dak picked #4 for his jersey to honor his mother, who died of colon cancer in 2013. Her birthday was September 4th. Dak was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys even before he joined the team, because his mother was Cowboys fan.
5. Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel was a super star recruit - the 4th pick during the 2016 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys and fans had sky high expectations for him. The Cowboys immediately named him the starting running back, ahead of players with more experience. Ezekiel didn't disappoint and earned the title NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in October. He was also selected to be the number one running back for his conference in the NFL Pro Bowl. Believe it or not, Ezekiel is also known for wearing crop tops. During his college football days at Ohio State, he liked to roll up his jersey, to be different. In response, the league officially banned crop tops in 2015. Their ban prompted 12,000 people to sign a change.org petition to bring back Ezekiel's crop tops. The NFL hasn't banned them yet, so Ezekiel's wearing them.