Three Raiders listed in the top 20 of NFL’s top 100 players of 2023
Aug 8, 2023, 9:56 AM
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The NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2023 list technically has three Raiders players, but only two are currently signed with the team.
Josh Jacobs still remains unsigned with Las Vegas, but he’s one of three Raiders players listed within the top 20 of the NFL’s top 100 players of 2023. Coming in at #12, the highest of the three Raiders, Jacobs is sitting out training camp after he and the organization did not come to an agreement on a long-term deal.
Jacobs, who wasn’t even ranked on the 2022 Top 100 Players list, led the league in rushing last season, running for a career-high 1,653 yards.
The next Raider to appear is right behind Jacobs, with Davante Adams ranking at #13. In his first year with the Silver & Black, Adams recorded 1,516 receiving yards. Two years removed from being the number one player on the list, Adams was able to lead the league in receiving touchdowns with 14.
And finally, coming in at #17, the lone Raiders defender, Maxx Crosby. The defensive end has grown over the last two years, ranking 59th in 2022. Last year, recorded a career-high 12.5 sacks but finished first in the league in tackles for a loss with 22 and second in the league with quarterback hits at 36.
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Who are the Top 10 players on the NFL’s top 100 list?
The Top 10 is dominated by offensive players with Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs), Justin Jefferson (Vikings) and Jalen Hurts (Eagles) starting the list. Nick Bosa, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, is the first defender on the list at number four.
Numbers five through eight revert back to the offense. At five is Travis Kelce (Chiefs) then Joe Burrow (Bengals), Tyreek Hill (Dolphins) and Josh Allen (Bills).
Defenders close out the Top 10 with Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons at nine and defensive tackle Chris Jones of the Chiefs at 10.