The NFL has begun releasing its annual top 100 players rankings, with Nos. 100-51 revealed as of Aug. 19. No Los Angeles Rams players have made the list so far, but that is sure to change when the top half gets unveiled within the next week.
Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, Jalen Ramsey and perhaps Matthew Stafford are locks to be included in the top 50. The rankings are compiled by NFL players, who cast their votes during the offseason.
However, there is some doubt as to whether every NFL player actually participates in the annual NFL Top 100 rankings.
Former Rams All-Pro tackle Andrew Whitworth criticized the voting process on Twitter and confirmed that not every NFL player has a say in the rankings:
Has been for a really long time sir
It’s a joke! Content filler!
Just do a live show and let the tv talent pick it. That way it’s at least a real opinion. False claims that all the players vote on it as well. My bad, but just keeping it real 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/bswsfk1Zbb
— Andrew Whitworth (@AndrewWhitworth) August 15, 2022
Whitworth’s comment was in response to one player voting for Ja’Marr Chase twice, and placing Trevon Diggs ahead of Donald, Ramsey, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill.
After spending the final five seasons of his career with the Rams, Whitworth has transitioned to broadcasting. He made his debut in the booth last week for the Rams’ preseason game against the L.A. Chargers.
Whitworth said he wanted to remain involved in football after his playing days were over, and the broadcast booth seems like a natural fit for him. Aside from preseason, he will also be a part of Amazon’s Thursday Night Football crew.