The Pittsburgh Steelers have two representatives in NFL.com’s Top 100 Players of 2017.
Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell find their names in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 list, both cracking the top 10, making it four Pittsburgh Steelers who made this year’s list. While the order of the top 10 has yet to be relieved, the players within it have been released.
Brown, who placed No. 4 last year, made the top 10 list once again. The Steelers’ wideout finished 2016 with 106 receptions, 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns. Despite a decrease in both receptions and yarddage, Brown seemed to contribute even more than he has in previous years. Add some of his plays from the season, like his game winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens, and it’s easy to see why he finished in the top 10.
Le’Veon Bell makes the top 10 for the first time in his career, moving from No. 41 in 2016 into the top 10 this year. His 1,268 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground combined with his 75 receptions, 616 yards and two touchdowns through the air, are more than impressive considering he missed the first four games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were considered one of the best offensive teams in the NFL last season. With their only four Top 100 selections being offensive players, it’s clear that they found their success through scoring touchdowns.
While Bell and Brown hope they can use their top 10 selection as motivation to continuously improve, players who didn’t make the list are looking at the rankings to prove themselves in 2017.
The order of the remaining top 10 will be revealed Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.