The NFL players have spoken.
For the fourth time in his storied career, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has been named the top-rated player in NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2022 list.
Brady beat out Los Angeles Rams defensive menace Aaron Donald for the No. 1 spot. Rounding out the top five were Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Rams WR Cooper Kupp, and Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor.
Brady earned his 15th Pro Bowl nod in 2021, leading the league in completions (485) and yards (5316) with a 43 to 6 touchdown to interception ratio.
The 45-year-old made his preseason debut on Saturday, going 6-for-8 for 44 yards against the Colts.
After the game, he addressed his 11-day absence from training camp.
“Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with and we all have unique challenges to our lives,” Brady said. “I’m 45-year old, man. “There’s a lot of (expletive) going on, so you just have to try and figure out life the best you can. You know it’s a continuous process.”