A cast of ESPN Bloggers created their own top 10 players in the NFL and our boy Philip ranked in at number 9 on the list. Check out these rankings:
Ranking the Top Players
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
5. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
9. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
10. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Of course this list is objective and we all can make our own arguments that Rivers should at least be in the Top 5.
The biggest issue I have with the list that they created is that of the 8 writers, ONLY 3 of them ranked Philip in the top 10 AND one of these bloggers ranked Joe Thomas higher than Philip. ARE THEY CRAZY!?!? He must have been hanging out with Scottie Pippen at some point! Do these guys get paid to do this? This is on ESPN.com right?
Here is how the ranking came down:
You can form decent arguments for a lot of these players, but you have to be kidding me with the ranking of Joe Thomas over Philip. He even ranked Joe Thomas over Ben Roethlisberger!
As soon as Philip can get that Championship Ring, he will start getting more respect around the league. He will easily be in the top 5 of this conversation when that ring is on his finger.