Top Ten Players in the NFC North for 2017

Obviously Aaron Rodgers would top this list in a normal year, but his going down has left the door open for a new #1. Perhaps Rodgers will reemerge as #1 on his return.

The Top Ten

1 Xavier Rhodes - Minnesota Vikings

Possibly the best shutdown corner in the game. Will give up a big play occasionally, but those incidents are becoming more and more rare. Big, strong and fast, he is the prototype of the modern NFL corner. - Ned964

2 Darius Slay - Detroit Lions Darius Slay - Detroit Lions Darius Demetrius Slay, nicknamed "Big Play Slay", is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Detroit's premier defender - Ned964

The only lion to make the pro bowl perhaps he should be the highest lion on the list. - htoutlaws2012

3 Harrison Smith - Minnesota Vikings

A ballhawking safety. Look at the end of most defensive plays for Minnesota, and you will find Smith near or on the ball. Opposing QB's have long since learned not to throw a pass within his range - Ned964

4 Case Keenum - Minnesota Vikings

Although still a shock to many, Keenum's steady play and pocket presence has turned out to be just what the Vikings needed. Their not going to break any records putting up yards or points, but Keenum has been very consistent, and in a few instances, has gotten the team points late in games when it's been needed. - Ned964

5 Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

His recent wrist injury is concerning, but Stafford has proved to be well worth the enormous contract he received. At present, he is the NFL's highest paid player - Ned964

6 Everson Griffen - Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings sack master. When the team gets a sizeable lead, he comes to life - Ned964

7 Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Many in the division are wondering, and hoping really that Rodgers will decline. For myself, I doubt it. Of course, I did not see the GB/CAR game, has he lost any of his mobility? Or was he just rusty? - Ned964

Rodgers is the key for the entire GB scheme. If the Packers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot on his return, watch out. - Ned964

Started off phenomenal, but his injury was way too much to comeback with as we saw with Carolina. Could we be seeing the twilight of Rodgers's career thanks to his collarbone injury? (Ask Tony Romo) - htoutlaws2012

8 Clay Matthews - Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews - Green Bay Packers William Clay Matthews III is an American football outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Heading into the twilight of his career, still plays at a high level and gives the Packers many big plays. - Ned964

9 Jordan Howard - Chicago Bears
10 Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

Stafford's big play target so far in 2017 - Ned964

The Contenders

11 Pat Elfein - Minnesota Vikings

Has little chance of winning Rookie of the Year honors, as that usually goes to a skill position player. Still, someone on a line that has given up only 9 sacks in 11 games deserves recognition. - Ned964

12 Blake Martinez - Green Bay Packers

Yes, the game I saw against TB he really stood out - Ned964

Good choice. - Ned964

13 Glover Quin - Detroit Lions
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Top Remixes

1. Everson Griffen - Minnesota Vikings
2. Case Keenum - Minnesota Vikings
3. Darius Slay - Detroit Lions
1. Case Keenum - Minnesota Vikings
2. Xavier Rhodes - Minnesota Vikings
3. Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions


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