Ranking the Top 57 Players in Super Bowl 57

Ranking the Top 57 Players in Super Bowl 57


Super Bowl 57 is right around the corner as the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are set to battle it out for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. This matchups features no shortage of stars, either, as All-Pro veterans and exciting young playmakers can be found up and down the roster on both sides.

With that in mind, let's take a shot at ranking the top 57 players in Super Bowl 57 in Glendale, Arizona.

Top Players in Super Bowl 57

57. WR Zach Pascal, PHI

56. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC

55. RB Boston Scott, PHI

54. DE Carlos Dunlap, KC

53. RT Andrew Wylie, KC

52. WR Quez Watkins, PHI

51. CB Jaylen Watson, KC

Jaylen Watson didn't make too much of an impact during the regular season as a seventh-round rookie out of Washington State. He finished with 49 tackles, 6 pass breakups and 1 interception while playing in 56% of the defensive snaps. That hasn't stopped him from becoming a household name during the Chiefs' playoff run, though. The 24-year-old has nabbed an interception in both postseason contests so far, each of which provided Kansas City with incredible momentum. Forcing turnovers is crucial in standalone games like the Super Bowl, so watch out for Watson in the secondary.

50. S Reed Blankenship, PHI

49. S Bryan Cook, KC

48. P Tommy Townsend, KC

47. DT Jordan Davis, PHI

46. RB Kenneth Gainwell, PHI

Unsung heroes tend to emerge during every NFL team's run to the Super Bowl. However, not even Philly fans expected the team's unsong hero to be running back Kenneth Gainwell. Gainwell logged the first 100-yard rushing game of his career against the New York Giants in the Divisional Round and then tallied 74 total yards against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. He showed underrated vision as well as creative burst that could help him transform into a reliable offensive weapon in 2023 and beyond. After all, it's yet to be seen whether or not the Eagles will re-sign Sanders in the offseason.

45. WR Kadarius Toney, KC

44. K Jake Elliott, PHI

43. LB Kyzir White, PHI

42. DE George Karlaftis, KC

41. K Harrison Butker, KC

40. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC

All the talk prior to the season was about how Mahomes didn't have anyone to throw to deep down the field. Marquez Valdes-Scantling did his best to prove those doubters wrong throughout the regular season as he averaged 16.4 yards per reception. He has come alive in the playoffs, too, with 122 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 receptions (10 targets). Philadelphia prides itself on not letting deep plays get the best of the secondary, which makes the efforts of Valdes-Scantling a big factor in the Super Bowl. All it takes is one defensive mistake for him to streak down the field wide open.

39. DT Milton Williams, PHI

38. DT Linval Joseph, PHI

37. RB Jerick McKinnon, KC

36. RB Isiah Pacheco, KC

The Chiefs' running back situation may be probably what threw most fans for a loop this season. The season started with Clyde Edwards-Helaire leading the charge before Jerick McKinnon took over. Rookie Isiah Pacheco was always creeping in the background, though, and has finally put it all together. He has logged 186 total yards across Kansas City's two playoff games and has brought excitement to an offense that feeds off momentum. Pacheco could get the ball a ton on Sunday if it turns out Mahomes is limited in any way, so look for the Rutgers product to explode.

35. S Justin Reid, KC

34. CB Trent McDuffie, KC

33. LB Willie Gay, KC

32. DT Fletcher Cox, PHI

There's no denying that Fletcher Cox's best days are behind him. The 32-year-old hasn't made a Pro bowl since 2020, yet he still made a noticeable impact along the Eagles' defensive line this season. Cox finished with 7.0 sacks for the first time since 2018 and added in 14 quarterback hits to go along with a fumble recovery. He's a player to keep an eye on in the Super Bowl because he tends to come in once Hargrave and Graham wear down the offensive line. It allows him to capitalize on the fatigue of his opponents.

31. LB TJ Edwards, PHI

30. CB Avonte Maddox, PHI

29. RG Isaac Seumalo, PHI

28. LG Landon Dickerson, PHI

27. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC

26. RB Miles Sanders, PHI

Both of these teams love to control time of possession and are able to do so through a strong rushing attack. Miles Sanders leads the backfield for an Eagles team that finished fourth in rushing yards per game (153.9). The Penn State product demolished his previous career-highs with 1,269 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 17 games this season. Sanders averaged a reliable 4.9 yards per carry and improved on the one thing that had hindered him in the past. He broke more big plays right up than middle instead of always shifting to the outside.

25. DE Frank Clark, KC

24. DE Brandon Graham, PHI

23. RG Trey Smith, KC

22. LT Jordan Mailata, PHI

21. LB Nick Bolton, KC

Kansas City is a team renowned for its offense and that is going to happen when Mahomes is leading the squad. Linebacker Nick Bolton may be the most underrated player on the Chiefs' roster as he controls the heartbeat of the defense. The former Missouri standout made a name for himself when he tallied 112 tackles and 3 pass breakups as a rookie in 2021. Bolton stepped up into an ever bigger role with 180 tackles, 3 pass breakups, 2.0 sacks and 2 interceptions in 2022. His combination of size and speed allows defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to employ him as a pass rusher or drop him into coverage.

20. S CJ Gardner-Johnson, PHI

19. S Marcus Epps, PHI

18. CB L'Jarius Snead, KC

17. LG Joe Thuney, PHI

16. CB Darius Slay, PHI

15. CB James Bradberry, PHI

Philly's secondary has proven that this defense should be praised for much more than just its elite pass rush. Cornerback James Bradberry came to town last offseason on a one-year deal after being cut loose by the New York Giants. It was a signing that could've went either way for the Eagles. It's safe to say the 29-year-old exceeded all expectations by earning a second-team All-Pro nod after logging 44 tackles (2.0 for loss), 17 pass breakups and 3 interceptions. Bradberry has now tallied double-digit pass breakups in each of his first seven NFL seasons and continues to shut down opposing WRs on a weekly basis.

14. DE Josh Sweat, PHI

13. RT Orlando Brown, KC

12. TE Dallas Goedert, PHI

11. WR DeVonta Smith, PHI

10. DT Javon Hargrave, PHI

Talk about balling out in a contract year. Hargrave logged 11.0 sacks this past season, which marked the third straight year in which he increased his total in that category. The 30-year-old also added 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble while playing in 64% of the defensive snaps. Hargrave has been praised as a valuable run-stopper up the middle long before he arrived in Philadelphia, but a change in scenery helped him tap into his true pass-rushing abilities. A standout performance on Sunday could lead to a massive payday for the North Carolina native in the upcoming offseason.

9. C Creed Humphrey, KC

While Kelce is the best center in football right now, Creed Humphrey has put himself in the conversation for that spot once the Eagles veteran retires. The second-year pro earned a second-team All-Pro nod this season after finishing third in the Offensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2021. He allowed zero sacks and only drew 4 penalties across 1,138 snaps this season as he gave head coach Andy Reid stability along the offensive line. A wrestling background helps give Humphrey an ability to move defensive linemen wherever he wants to in both passing and rushing schemes.

8. WR AJ Brown, PHI

It may not have been considered one when it was completed, but the Eagles trading the No. 18 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft for wide receiver AJ Brown was definitely an all-in type of move. It has been a perfect fit for both sides. Brown finished the regular season with a career-high 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns on 88 receptions (17.0-yard average). The Ole Miss product can burn defenders deep down the field or rack up yards after the catch on a simple slant route. That has to make every defender lined up opposite him scared for what is going to happen.

7. C Jason Kelce, PHI

It shouldn't be too surprising to see another Eagles' offensive lineman land within the top 10 players here. Jason Kelce is recognized as the best center in football and has tallied a commendable five first-team All-Pro nods in his storied career. What may be most impressive about Kelce is his availability. Kelce has played in every regular season game over the last eight seasons, which is very uncommon given how often players get hurt in today's NFL. That consistency has allowed the Eagles to build an offensive scheme that thrives around Kelce's ability to throw blocks at the second level during rushing plays.

6. DT Chris Jones, KC

The Chiefs' offensive line has its work cut out for them as it has to defend Reddick, but the Eagles' offensive line draws a similar matchup in Chris Jones. Jones earned a first-team All-Pro nod this season as he racked up 15.5 sacks, 29 quarterback hits, 4 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles. He isn't only a consistent pass-rusher as he plugs up running holes with ease on a Kansas City defense that allowed only 107.3 rushing yards per game (No. 8 in NFL). Philadelphia has to be careful as Jones can turn a game on its head with one amazing play.

5. QB Jalen Hurts, PHI

The fact that Jalen Hurts checks in at No. 5 on this list just goes to show how much talent is featured on both of these rosters. The Philly quarterback was the MVP favorite before a shoulder sprain caused him to miss two of the final three regular season games. Hurts is the definition of a game-wrecker as he can beat a defense through the air or on the ground. The 24-year-old threw for 22 touchdowns, ran for 13 touchdowns and only tossed 6 interceptions in 15 regular season games. Hurts set an Eagles franchise record for rushing yards by a QB in a single game with 157 back in Week 12, too. Check out all of the Jalen Hurts Super Bowl player props at FanDuel Sportsbook.

4. LB Haason Reddick, PHI

Not many fans batted an eye when the Eagles signed Haason Reddick to a three-year, $45 million contract last offseason. The Temple product has always been viewed as a viable pass rusher, but what he has done this past season has catapulted him up the ranks. Reddick finished tied for second in the NFL with 16.0 sacks during the regular season and has added on 3.5 more sacks in the playoffs. He also logged 26 quarterbacks hits, 5 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups. Offensive lines have simply struggled to defense Reddick because of his versatile techniques and ability to line up in different spots.

3. TE Travis Kelce, KC

Travis Kelce may be the most feared skill player on the field on Sunday, even more feared than Mahomes. That is because he brings an extraordinary set of skills to the tight end position and can singlehandedly take over a game. This is a guy that averages 71.8 receiving yards on 5.7 receptions per game in his 10-year NFL career. He has also scored a 69 touchdowns across 144 games played and has posted an average of at least 5.5 yards after the catch per reception in four of the last five seasons. That is unheard of for a TE of Kelce's size and makes him a surefire Hall of Famer down the road.

2. RT Lane Johnson, PHI

Don't let Lane Johnson's quiet and Southern demeanor fool you. The Texas native is a menace on the football field and has developed into the best tackle in football. Johnson has not allowed a single sack since Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season and earned the second first-team All-Pro nod of his career this past campaign. Keep in mind Johnson has been fighting through an adductor injury that will eventually need surgery, but he has not faltered one bit across two blowout playoff victories. It just goes to show that offensive linemen are some of the toughest players in the sport.

1. QB Patrick Mahomes, KC

Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win be named NFL MVP this season, so it's only right for the Kansas City quarterback to take hold of the top spot. The Texas Tech product has taken over the league by storm since entering as a first-round draft pick in 2017. Mahomes recently joined Drew Brees as the only QBs in history to post more than one season with 5,000-plus yards and 40-plus touchdowns. He also owns a ridiculous 64-16 record as the Chiefs' starting QB. Mahomes is as close at it gets to a cheat code, but it'll be interesting to see if his high-ankle sprain limits his play at all on Sunday. Check out all of the Patrick Mahomes Super Bowl player props at FanDuel Sportsbook.

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