Tom Brady voted as top NFL player of 2017 in annual ranking


Tom Brady's place in history has long been discussed by fans and analysts, but it seems he's officially won over his peers.

The Super Bowl LI MVP was voted No. 1 overall on NFL Network's annual Top 100 Players list, which is chosen by the athletes themselves.

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Brady's opponent in the Super Bowl and league MVP Matt Ryan came in at a surprisingly low No. 10 on the list.

Last year's No. 1 player, Cam Newton, dropped to 44th place in this year's ranking.

See the entire ranking below:

This isn't Brady's only honor so far in 2017 -- he was selected to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 18 video game coming out later this year, and was also ranked as the most famous NFL player in the world by ESPN.

This, of course, all comes on top of the greatest accolade of them all: his Super Bowl LI championship ring.