Top 10 Most Followed NFL Players on Twitter

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Many NFL players have a huge fan following who supports the players through Twitter, Instagram, or on the game field.

But how do the players reach their fans? It’s through social media accounts. For the same reason, every player in the National Football League has a Twitter account.

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NFL players react to Anquan Boldin retirement (Source: Twitter)

It’s one of their primary methods of reaching out to supporters. The amount of followers is a good indicator of a fan’s support base although, there are chances of drastic changes within a minute. 

We won’t discuss why Twitter, but we will discuss based on the player’s followers on Twitter. 

So, who is the most popular Twitter NFL star this year? First, let’s find out the top 10 NFL players with the most followers on their Twitter.

Top 10 Most Followed NFL Player on Twitter

The following is the list of NFL players’ most followers on Twitter based on the information as of August 2021. 

NFL Players No. of followers (as of August 2021)
10. Warren Sapp 1,001,123
9. Michael Strahan 1,026,792
8. Terrell Owens 1,348,498
7. Larry Fitzgerald 1,553,078
6. Drew Brees 1,663,176
5. Vernon Davis 1,731,580
4. Michael Vick 1,819,094
3. Tim Tebow 2,315,333
2. Reggie Bush 2,809,768
1. Chad Ochocinco 3,943,122    

10. Warren Sapp

  • Twitter Account: @WarrenSapp
  • Number of followers: 1 Million+

Warren Carlos Spahn is a retired American football defensive lineman who spent 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. He got retired from NFL after being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

On the other hand, his career was marred by controversy as a result of his hard-hitting style of play and occasional outbursts.

Sapp is one of three Buccaneers players whose number has been retired, along with Lee Roy Selmon and teammate Derrick Brooks.

9. Michael Strahan

Michael T Strahan (born on November 21, 1971) is a former professional American football player and television personality in the United States.

The Texas-based player was a member of the New York Giants of the National Football League for his entire fifteen-year career.

Michael Strahan and Tom Brady having fun. (Source: Instagram)
Michael Strahan and Tom Brady are having fun. (Source: Instagram)

Strahan was a powerful pass rusher who helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII over the Patriots in his last season in 2007. He now owns the league-recognized single-season record for QB sacks.

Awards and Honors received by Strahan: 

  • Associated Press first-team college-division All-American in 1992.
  • Edd Hayes’ Black College Sports All-American in 1992.
  • Single-Season NFL Sack Record of 22.5 in 2001.
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (AP) in the year 2001.
  • NFC Defensive Player of the Year twice in 2001 & 2003.
  • NFL-2000s All-Decade Team
  • In 2014, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

8. Terrell Ownes

Next on this list is Terrell Eldorado Owens, who is better known by his pet name T.O., a former American football wide receiver who spent 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

Owens, a six-time Pro Bowler, and five-time First-Time All-Pro, share several NFL records during his professional football career. He has 15,934 career receiving yards and 153 receiving touchdowns to his credit.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated Now on January 13, 2015, Owens said that he had not retired and had trained with several NFL players during the 2014 NFL season and offseason following a sabbatical. However, he did not indicate when he might return to the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Owens stood with his teammates during pregame warm-ups against the Tennessee Titans at Century Link Field on August 11, 2012.

7. Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. is a free agent wide receiver in the National Football League who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL Draft in 20014. He was a unanimous All-America selection in collegiate football at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald at minicamp at University of Phoenix
Stadium on June 11, 2013.

Fitzgerald has also been named to the Pro Bowl eleven times in his career. In 2008, he was selected for First-Team All-Pro after that, in 2009 and 2011, he was named as Second-Team All-Pro.

He ranks second in NFL career receiving yards, second in career catches, and sixth in receiving touchdowns as of July 8, 2021.

6. Drew Brees

  • Twitter Account: @drewbrees
  • Number of followers: 1 Million+

Drew Christopher Brees is a former American football quarterback in NFL who spent 20 seasons.

Brees spent most of his career with the New Orleans Saints. He leads the NFL in career pass completions and completion percentage. Brees is also second in his career in touchdown passes, passing yards, and pass attempts.

He also owns the record for most straight games with a touchdown pass. He set this record 52 years ago with Johnny Unitas.

Drew Brees
Drew Brees playing in the stadium (Source: SaintsWire)

Davis scored the game-winning touchdown pass from Alex Smith against the New Orleans Saints in the 2011–12 NFL playoffs, dubbed “The Catch III.” Davis was also traded to the Denver Broncos in 2015. He has helped the club win Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers.

In 2016, he joined the Washington Redskins, where he remained until his retirement after the 2019 season. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees organized team activities at the Saints training facility on May 23, 2013.

5. Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis is a former tight end in the National Football League. He was chosen sixth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by San Francisco.

He achieved this after playing San Francisco 49ers’ at college football in Maryland. Davis has named his first two Pro Bowl appearances in 2009 when he has co-led the NFL in touchdown catches.

Vernon Davis is currently an executive producer and performer with a professional background. In 2020, he started “Reel 85 Productions,” a production business dedicated to creating and producing feature films.

San Francisco 49ers’ tight end Vernon Davis founded warms up before the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013.

4. Michael Vick

  • Twitter Account: @MichaelVick
  • Number of followers: 1 Million+

The former American football quarterback who spent 13 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League (NFL), Michael Dwayne Vick, is one of the famous quarterback players in the NFL.

With his rushing talents, he is credited with revolutionizing the quarterback position. He was the first NFL quarterback to carry for 1,000 yards in a season and holds the record for quarterback rushing yards with 6,109.

Michael Vick
Michael Vick attending a press meet (Source:

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick observed from the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the New York Giants at Met-life Stadium on December 30, 2012.

Vick spent his final two seasons in the NFL as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

After spending the whole 2016 season in free agency, he officially retired from professional football in 2017.

3. Tim Tebow

  • Twitter Account: @TimTebow
  • Number of followers: 2 Million+

Timothy Richard Tebow is a free agent tight end in the NFL. He previously spent three seasons as a quarterback in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets.

Tebow played college football in Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy as the first sophomore. He also led the Seminoles to two BCS National Championships in 2006 and 2008.

Tebow owned the Southeastern Conference records for career throwing efficiency and running touchdowns at the end of his collegiate career.

Tim Tebow, along with his elder brother Robby Tebow, was an executive producer and performer in his debut film, Run the Race. It was released in the U.S. on February 22, 2019. This film is a football-themed inspiring sports drama.

2. Reggie Bush

  • Twitter Account: @ReggieBush
  • Number of followers: 2 Million+

Reginald Alfred Bush Jr. is a former running back in the National Football League.

He played collegiate football at USC, earning consensus All-American accolades twice. He has also won the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding player, which was later revoked due to NCAA rules breaches.

The New Orleans Saints selected him second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Bush was selected as an All-Pro punt returner for the Saints in 2008, and the team won Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 over the Indianapolis Colts.

Bush also spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers, among other teams. Reggie Bush of the Detroit Lions runs during organized team activities at the Lions training facility on May 22, 2013.

1. Chad Ochocinco

  • Twitter Account: @ochocinco
  • Number of followers: 3 Million+

Chad Johnson Ochocinco is a Mexican football player who plays in the NFL in the wide receiver position. Johnson was known as Chad Ochocinco from 2008 until 2012.

He attended Santa Monica College and Oregon State University before joining the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and Miami Dolphins in the National Football League (NFL).

Ochocinco was selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, and he spent ten seasons with the team. Johnson was traded to the New England Patriots in 2011, and he was a part of Super Bowl XLVI with them.

The wide receiver of the Patriots poses Super Bowl XLVI versus the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012.


This ends our list of 10 most-followed NFL players’ Twitter account. If you think we have missed any player’s name in the list. You are most welcome to mention them and their achievements in the comments.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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