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Tom Brady Rated The Most Famous Player In The NFL According To ESPN

Tom Brady Rated The Most Famous Player In The NFL According To ESPN

Tom Brady is considered a savior to fans in New England. His emergence from the 199th overall pick in the NFL draft to being a 5 time Super Bowl winning Quarterback essentially saved the New England Patriots organization. Brady is now considered to be the face of the NFL, according to the 2nd annual ESPN world fame 100.

ESPN determined this list on a variety of criteria. ESPN begins with the determination with the Forbes annual list of top paid athletes. They then look at each athletes social media followings, and their Google trends score. This list also only includes active athletes. For example, Tony Romo and Floyd Mayweather, both who were on the list in 2016, were left off.

Top 20

Tom Brady was ranked the worlds 21st most popular athlete in ESPN’s 2017 list that was released this morning. Here is the list of the top 20 athletes on the list.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. LeBron James
  3. Lionel Messi
  4. Roger Federer
  5. Phil Mickelson
  6. Neymar
  7. Usain Bolt
  8. Kevin Durant
  9. Rafael Nadal
  10. Tiger Woods
  11. Stephen Curry
  12. Novak Djokovic
  13. Virat Kohli
  14. Rory Mcllroy
  15. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  16. Ronda Rousey
  17. Jordan Speith
  18. Kaka
  19. Serena Williams
  20. Kei Nishikori

When you look at the top 100, Tom Brady is the most popular player in the NFL. The second highest player in the NFL is Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton. With the NFL arguably being the most popular sport in North America, this can not be a good look. The NFL does appear on the list nine times, but the NFL still should have more.

Of the 4 major North American sports leagues, Major League Baseball or the National Hockey League doesn’t appear once. This has to be troubling if you are a part of those two leagues.

For the New England Patriots however, you have the face of your league under center. When Tom Brady retires within the next couple of years, it will be a major blow to your organization. But right now, this makes the team look that much better.

Tom Brady Rated The Most Famous Player In The NFL According To ESPN
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