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With the most anticipated championship just around the corner, fans of the Super Bowl are getting all giddy with the upcoming event. The 2021 season has become challenging for the teams and fans because of the pandemic.
Some players were quarantined and missed certain games, drastically changing the results. Fortunately, effective COVID-19 protocols helped the regular games take place successfully. To help you identify the best players of the 2021 seasons, here is a list of the best seven players of the NFL!
Patrick Mahomes, Quarterback
At the age of 26, Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City Chiefs is the renowned best quarterback. He is the third-youngest player and youngest quarterback in the entire NFL history to be crowned as the Super Bowl MVP when he was only 24 years and 138 days old. Mahomes is also the highest-paid player in the NFL. In 2021, he just entered his fifth season with the Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes completed the 2021 season with an astonishing 4,839 yards throw, 37 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a 98.5 quarter rating. The Chiefs finished the season securing their sixth consecutive AFC West title with a 12-5.
Aaron Donald, Defensive Tackle
Aaron Donald is the best defensive tackle player of the Los Angeles Rams. He has won his third Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2020. He became the third player to earn back-to-back defensive player of the year in whole NFL history.
In the 2021 season, he has season-high 68 pressures this season alone, putting him second among all NFL players. With his 61 tackles, he was just eight tackles away with his overall best record. Meanwhile, his 12 tackles for a loss are tied for the season’s ninth rank. Moreover, the Rams are at +950 at Super Bowl betting at FanDuel after having a 17-point lead against the 49ers as of this writing.
Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers and his team, the Green Bay Packers, had a rough start during the 2021 season as they lost to the New Orleans Saints at 38-3 and were eliminated in the fourth quarter by Jordan Love.
Despite that, the elite player and reigning NFL MVP remained powerful and has become a strong candidate in the 2021 season as he overtook the quarterback of the Buccaneers, Tom Brandy. On Christmas day of 2021, he successfully threw his 443rd career touchdown pass and won over the Cleveland Browns.
Derrick Henry, Running Back
Derrick Henry is the running back for the Tennessee Titans. Their team experienced a rocky start as they lost to the Arizona Cardinals. During Week 2, they successfully won over the Titans with a record of 182 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and 55 receiving yards. He then received the title AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
However, despite winning over the Indianapolis Colts during Week 8, Derrick Henry’s exciting journey came to a halt when he suffered a fracture. This unfortunate event put him on the sidelines for the remaining weeks of the regular season. Still, Henry is undeniably the Titans’ primary offense in 2021 and has been nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Travis Kelce, Tight End
Travis Kelce has become the Kansas City Chief team’s longest-tenured member. He is considered CBS Sports’ best tight end in the league. He holds the record for most 1000 yard seasons by a tight end in NFL history. Also, during the second game of the 2021 season, Travis Kelce became the fastest tight end player to record 8,000 career yards.
In Week 15, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for receiving yards in a game with 191 yards, setting a career-high. He faced problems during the season, but in the end, he achieved yet another achievement by reaching 9,000 career yards in 127 games, breaking the previous record of Rob Gronkowski with 140 games.
Davante Adams, Wide Receiver
Davante Adams is a free agent that exceeded 1,3000 receiving yards in three of the last four years. He has been the wide receiver of the Green Bay Packers since he was selected last 2014 and has stayed with them ever since.
On December 23, 2021, during the 2021 season, he received his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl. Adams had 669 receptions, 8,121 receiving yards, and 73 touchdowns throughout his career. He averaged 98.1 yards per game, even with a little help from other receivers.
Tom Brady, Quarterback
Tom Brady of Tampa Bay Buccaneers is recognized as the best quarterback of all time. In the NFL Kickoff Game, Brady and his tight end Rob Gronkowski became the second duo for passer-receiver to record 100 touchdown passes.
The following Week 3, he joined Drew Brees in NFL history to record 80,000 passing yards. For Week 4, Tom Brady surpassed last week’s record. He also became the fourth quarterback to win against all 32 teams in the league in NFL history. He achieved yet another record-breaking achievement in the NFL as the first quarterback to record 600 touchdown passes with a nine-yard pass.
Without a doubt, each one stands out as being the best. The players left their marks on the NFL history and will continue to do so in the future seasons. There is no stopping to these monster players, and their futures are only continuously shining brighter.