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The following are the top 10 most decorated players in the league, based on their accomplishments.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (No. 9 overall): He’s been the best quarterback in the game for the past few seasons, and he’s a perennial Pro Bowler with four Super Bowl rings.
He’s also a member of the Pro Bowl, and this year’s Pro Bowl is in Hawaii.
Brees was named to his second Pro Bowl in his third year with the Saints, which makes him one of the game’s top quarterbacks.
He leads the NFL in passing yards, touchdown passes and total touchdowns.
Brees ranks third in passing touchdowns, fourth in passing efficiency and fifth in passer rating.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (No: 12 overall): The Falcons’ franchise quarterback has been a top-five quarterback for years, and his career-best season is now in the rearview mirror.
Ryan is coming off a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and is dealing with a back injury.
He had a career-high 14 touchdowns in 2016, but he missed the entire season with a knee injury and missed the 2016 playoffs.
He led the NFL with a career passer rating of 98.8 and finished third in touchdowns (12).
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (No.: 10): He has never been a true No. 1 overall pick, but Roethisberger has been the league’s top quarterback since he was drafted in 2008.
He won the AFC North with the Steelers in 2012, when he led them to a Super Bowl title.
He has a career quarterback rating of 100.0 and is one of only three players to throw for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in each of the past two seasons.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (No., 11): Palmer had a terrific 2016 season and has been on the verge of a breakout in 2017.
He finished second in the MVP voting and is the league MVP.
Palmer has never led a team to a title.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (No, 16): He was a top 10 quarterback in each major passing category last year, and the Chargers won the division.
He threw for 3,977 yards, 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions last year.
Rivers was a Super Football Champ in 2017 with a league-high completion percentage of 70.8.
He is one away from tying Joe Montana’s career record of 2,859 passes.
Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs (No.—12): He led a surprising offense in 2017, leading the NFL and posting the league-best passer rating (100.0).
He led his team to the Super Bowl and has the best passer rating in the Super 16.
He was one of three players in Super Bowl history to throw multiple touchdowns in consecutive games, with Eli Manning and Brett Favre.
Smith is a Hall of Famer and a Pro Bowel winner.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (No.–17): He leads his team in passing, touchdowns and passer rating, and is a Super Bowel finalist.
Newton won the Superdome MVP award in 2017 after leading the Panthers to the AFC Championship Game.
He will be a Hall-of-Famer when the Panthers win their second Super Bowl in four years.
Philip Wills, San Francisco 49ers (No—17): Wills has led his unit to back-to-back division titles in 2017 and 2018.
He ranks sixth in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in passing yardage and fourth in touchdowns.
He set NFL records for completions per game, passing yards per game and yards per attempt.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (No–18): Flacco is the reigning MVP of the NFL after leading his team into the postseason for the first time in his career.
He also led the Ravens to back to back Super Bowl titles.
He’ll be the first player in NFL history to win two Super Bowls in the same season.
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (No—19): Luck led the Colts to a No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs after winning the Superbowl.
He became the first quarterback to win three Super Bowl MVP awards and has won the Pro Bowell as well as the league quarterback of the year awards.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (No.): Rodgers has been in the best shape of his career in recent years, but the Packers are in the midst of an overhaul that will reshape their offensive line and offensive philosophy.
Rodgers has led the Packers to back–to back Super Bowls in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (No No.): Carr has led a young Raiders team to backto back playoff appearances in the past four seasons, but they