20 Best NFL Players 2022

20 Best NFL Players 2022!! The year 2022 is almost over, so today, we are looking at some of the best NFL players of the year. The players’ performances are a significant factor while ranking. However, the fans’ votes also help determine who the league’s top dogs are.

Can you guess which player is number one in the league?

Aaron Rodgers
Best NFL Players 2022 Aaron Rodgers (Source: People)

Today we are listing the twenty top best NFL players of this year. The players on our list are well-known and famous faces of the NFL.

Most of the players on the list have managed to maintain their spots from the previous year.

Well, we must have piqued your interest by now, so without further delay, let us look at these 20 best NFL players in 2022!

Quick Overview

Here is a quick highlight of our list.

Player NameTeam
20. J.C. JacksonLos Angeles Charger
19. Deebo SamuelSan Francisco 49ers
18. Shaquille LeonardIndianapolis Colts
17. Justin JeffersonMinnesota Viking
16. Micah ParsonsDallas Cowboys
15. Tyreek HillMiami Dolphins
14. Trent WilliamsSan Francisco 49ers
13. Josh AllenBuffalo Bills
12. Derrick HenryTennessee Titans
11. Myles GarrettCleveland Browns
10. Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs
9. Jalen RamseyLos Angeles Rams
8. Patrick MahomesKansas City Chiefs
7. Davante AdamsLas Vegas Raiders
6. T.J. WattPittsburgh Steelers
5. Jonathan TaylorIndianapolis Colts
4. Cooper KuppvLos Angeles Rams
3. Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers
2. Aaron DonaldLos Angeles Rams
1. Tom BradyTampa Bay Buccaneers

Best NFL Players 2022

We have come up with the list with reference from NFL.com

20. J.C. Jackson

J.C. Jackson is number 20 on our list of the best NFL players in 2022. The 27 year-old plays in the cornerback position for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jackson forwent his senior year in college to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. The New England Patriots signed him in a three-year contract worth $1.72 million.

Cornerback C.J. Jackson For Los Angeles Chargers
Cornerback C.J. Jackson For Los Angeles Chargers (Source: Twitter)

In 2022, Los Angeles Chargers signed Jackson in an $82.5 million worth, five-year contract.

As of 2022, Samuel has made 173 tackles, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, 55 pass deflections, 25 interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.

19. Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel is a 26 year-old wide receiver who made his NFL debut in 2019. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round as the 36th overall pick during the 2019 NFL Draft.

Samuel’s debut NFL game was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was chosen to the Pro Bowl and received first-team All-Pro honors in 2021.

Deebo Samuel For San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel For San Francisco 49ers (Source: Niner Noise)

As of Week 7, 2022, Samuel has had 208 receptions, 3066 receiving yards, 12 receiving touchdowns, 752 rushing yards, 6.7 rushing averages, and 13 rushing touchdowns.

18. Shaquille Leonard

Shaquille Leonard is the 18th-best NFL player in 2022. He is a 27 year-old linebacker for Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts drafted him 36th overall during the 2018 NFL Draft second round.

Shaquille Leonard For Indianapolis Colts
Shaquille Leonard For Indianapolis Colts (Source: Pro Football Rumors)

Some of his notable accolades include NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, three times Pro Bowl selections, etc.

As of Week 9, 2022, Leonard has had 549 tackles, 15 sacks, 17 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, 12 interceptions, 32 pass deflections, and one defensive touchdown.

17. Justin Jefferson

The 23 year-old Justin Jefferson plays as a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings and is 17th on the list of the 20 best NFL players in 2022.

Jefferson entered the 2020 NFL Draft and forwent his senior year at the college. The Vikings selected him in the first round as the 22nd overall pick.

Justin Jefferson For Vikings
Justin Jefferson For Vikings (Source: Bleacher Report)

Since his debut, Jefferson has set an NFL rookie record for 1,400 receiving yards.

As of Week 8, 2022, Jefferson recorded 264 receptions, 4,109 receiving yards, and 21 touchdowns.

16. Micah Parsons

Number 16 on our list of the 20 best NFL players in 2022 is 23 year-old Micah Parsons, who plays in the linebacker position for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys selected Parsons in the first round as the 12th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He was signed in a four-year rookie contract worth $17 million.

Micah Parsons For The Dallas Cowboys
Micah Parsons For The Dallas Cowboys (Source: Sports Illustrated)

As of Week 9, 2022, Parsons NFL statistics has 131 tackles, 23 sacks, five pass deflections, six forced fumbles, and one touchdown.

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15. Tyreek Hill

The next player on our list is the wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, Tyreek Hill. He is a 28 year-old who made his NFL debut in 2016 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hill was drafted in the fifth round as the 165th overall pick. But the Chiefs traded Hill to the Dolphins on March 23, 2022.

Tyreek Hill For Miami Dolphins
Tyreek Hill For Miami Dolphins (Source: Sports Illustrated)

To date, the “Cheetah” has one Super Bowl win, six Pro Bowl selections, and three First-team All-Pro selections to his name.

Hill’s statistics as of Week 9, 2022, include 560 receptions, 7,778 receiving yards, 744 rushing yards, and 60 touchdowns.

14. Trent Williams

Trent Williams is a 34 year-old offensive tackler the Washington Redskins drafted fourth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Williams was with the Redskins until 2019. Then the Redskins traded him to the 49ers on April 25, 2020.

Trent Williams For San Francisco 49ers
Trent Williams For San Francisco 49ers (Source: Niner Noise)

As of Week 18, 2021, Williams’ statistics include 155 games played, 148 games started, and two fumble recoveries.

13. Josh Allen

Number 13 on our list of the 20 best NFL players in 2022 is 26 year-old Josh Allen, who plays quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

Allen entered the 2018 NFL Draft, where the Bills selected him as the seventh overall pick. He holds the NFL record for the highest passer rating in a single postseason, 149.

Josh Allen For Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen For Buffalo Bills (Source: Sports Illustrated)

As of Week 9, 2022, Allen has the statistics of 2,297 passing attempts, 1,483 passing completions, 17,044 passing yards, 91.9  passer ratings, 2,808 rushing yards, and 35 rushing touchdowns.

12. Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry is a 28 year-old football running back for the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans drafted him in the second round as the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

On March 16, 2020, the team placed the franchise tag on Henry. He has the NFL record for a 99-yard rushing touchdown, tied with Tony Dorsett. 

Derrick Henry For The Tennessee Titans
Derrick Henry For The Tennessee Titans (Source: Titan Sized)

As of Week 9, 2022, Henry’s statistics include 7,807 rushing yards, a 4.8 rushing average, 75 rushing touchdowns, 112 receptions, 1,045 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.

11. Myles Garrett

On number 11 of the 20 best NFL players in 2022, we have 26 year-old Myles Garrett, who plays in the defensive end position for the Cleveland Browns.

In 2016, Garrett entered the 2017 NFL Draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility. The Browns drafted him as the first overall in the draft.

Myles Garrett For The Cleveland Browns
Myles Garrett For The Cleveland Browns (Source: Forbes)

As of Week 9, 2022, Garrett’s NFL statistics include 225 tackles, 67 sacks, 13 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, ten pass deflections, and one defensive touchdown.

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10. Travis Kelce

The 33 year-old Travis Kelce is a football-tight end whom the Chiefs selected in the third round as the 63rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Kelce has set four NFL records, including the most 1,000-yard receiving seasons, most consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons, most receiving yards in a season, and most 100-reception seasons, all by a tight end.

Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce For Kansas City Chiefs (Source: The New York Times)

Kelce’s NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2022, include 773 receptions, 9,861 receiving yards, and 68 receiving touchdowns. 

9. Jalen Ramsey

Number 9 on our list of the 20 best NFL players in 2022 is 28 year-old Jalen Ramsey, who plays in the cornerback position for the Los Angeles Rams.

Jacksonville Jaguars drafted him in the first round as the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Jaguars traded him to the Rams on October 15, 2019.

Jalen Ramsey For Los Angeles Rams
Jalen Ramsey For Los Angeles Rams (Source: Turf Show Times)

Ramsey’s statistics, as of Week 6, 2022, include 393 tackles, two sacks, six forced fumbles, 79 pass deflections, 16 interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.

8. Patrick Mahomes

The eighth player on the list of 20 best NFL players in 2022 is a 27 year-old Patrick Mahomes, who plays the quarterback position for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs drafted him in the first round as the 10th overall pick. Since his debut, Mahomes has set the NFL record for a career quarterback rating of 106.1.

Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes For Kansas City Chiefs (Source: Sports Illustrated)

As of Week 9, 2022, Mahomes has recorded 2,745 passing attempts, 1,815 passing completions, 22,256 passing yards, and a 66.1% completion percentage.

7. Davante Adams

Davante Adams is a 29 year-old wide receiver whom the Green Bay Packers selected as the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Packers traded him to the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021. He signed a five-year contract worth $141.25 million, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL.

Davante Adams For Las Vegas Raiders
Davante Adams For Las Vegas Raiders (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Adams’s career statistics as of Week 9, 2022, include 650 receptions, 8,049 receiving yards, and 78 receiving touchdowns.

6. T.J. Watt

Next on our list of the 20 best NFL players in 2022 is T.J. Watt. He is a 28 year-old football outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers selected Watt in the first round as the 30th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2021, he signed a four-year extension contract with the team worth $112 million.

T.J. Watt For The Pittsburgh Steelers
T.J. Watt For The Pittsburgh Steelers (Source: Pro Football Rumors)

The contract made Watt the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

As of Week 9, 2022, Watt has 300 tackles, 73.5 sacks, 34 pass deflections, 22 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, and six interceptions.

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5. Jonathan Taylor

We are down to the top five best NFL players of 2022, and our fifth player is 23 year-old running back Jonathan Taylor.

The Colts drafted him as the 41st pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Johnathan Taylor For Indianapolis Colts
Johnathan Taylor For Indianapolis Colts (Source: Stampede Blue)

His career statistics as of Week 8, 2022, include 3,673 rushing yards, a 5.1 rushing average, 32 rushing touchdowns, 97 receptions, 756  receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.

4. Cooper Kupp

Next is Cooper Kupp, a wide receiver the Rams selected 69th overall in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The 29 year-old, Kupp has accumulated several career wins.

He has the NFL records for most yards from scrimmage in a single season by a wide receiver and most receptions in a single postseason. 

Cooper Kupp For The Los Angeles Rams
Cooper Kupp For The Los Angeles Rams (Source: Wikipedia)

Kupp’s statistics include 508 receptions, 6,329 receiving yards, and 46 touchdowns.

3. Aaron Rodgers

Our third player on the 20 best NFL players in 2022 is Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, whom the Packers selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

The 38 year-old Rodgers has set several NFL records and accumulated impressive achievements and honors over the years.

The Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Source: The New York Times)

As of Week 8, 2022, Rodgers has recorded 6,925 passing attempts, 4,541 passing completions, 53,900 passing yards, 104.7 passing rates, 3,253 rushing yards, and 33 rushing touchdowns.

2. Aaron Donald

Number 2 on our list is 31 year-old defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

The Rams selected him in the first round as the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Donald is considered one of the greatest defensive players of all time.

Aaron Donald
Aaron Donald For The Los Angeles Rams (Source: Cardiac Hill)

His career highlights include three times NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Super Bowl champion (LVI), NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, eight times Pro Bowl selections, etc.

As of Week 9, 2022, Donald’s statistics include 476 tackles, 90.5 sacks, 22 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 18 pass deflections.

1. Tom Brady

Tom Brady is the number 1 player on the list of the 20 best NFL players in 2022.

Widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time, the 45 year-old made his NFL debut with New England Patriots.

The Patriots drafted him 199th overall in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played 19 seasons for the Patriots and signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 20, 2020.

Tom Brady For Tampa
The Greatest Quarterback of All Time, Tom Brady, For Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: The New York Times)

Brady holds several records in the league and has a long, impressive list of career wins and awards.

His career statistics as of Week 9, 2022, include 11,131 passing attempts, 7,172 passing completions, 83,268 passing yards, and a 97.9 passer rating.

Conclusion

So these are the best NFL players of 2022. Did your favorite NFL player make it to the list?

Thank you for reading. 

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