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The Best NFL Players Of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 15.2k votes 824 voters 4.2k views60 items

List RulesVote based only on players' success from 2010-2019.

The best NFL players of the 2010s all dominated the sport in different ways. Offensive talents like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, and Julio Jones led their teams with incredible stats and awards. Defensive standouts like J.J. Watt, Von Miller, and Aaron Donald proved that defense could impact the game with positive results and hard work. 

All the best NFL players of the decade will be featured here along with a hit list of their biggest accomplishments in the decade. Teams like the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Green Bay Packers had the biggest impact by going to the Super Bowl multiple times, and all featured superstars who would be major factors on any list like this. Given how hard it is to have a long career in the NFL, these talents all deserve to be appreciated for their success. 

Vote up for the best overall players to shine in the decade and help decide which top NFL players of the decade deserve to be ranked the highest on the list.

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  • 26

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2014–2017)
    • 2× NFL passing yards leader (2014, 2018)
  • 27

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 7× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013–2018)
    • 4× First-team All-Pro (2014–2017)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2013)
    • 2× NFL receiving yards leader (2014, 2017)
    • 2× NFL receptions leader (2014, 2015)
    • NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2018)
  • 28

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
    • First-team All-Pro (2016)
    • NFL Most Valuable Player (2016)
    • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
    • Bert Bell Award (2016)
  • 29

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 6× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013–2017)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2013)
    • NFL rushing yards leader (2013)
    • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2011)
  • 30

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 7× Pro Bowl (2011–2017)
    • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2012, 2013)
  • 31

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2010, 2011)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 32

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× Pro Bowl (2010–2013)
    • 3× First-team All-Pro (2010–2012)
  • 33

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Pro Bowl (2014, 2016, 2017)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2014, 2017)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2016)
  • 34

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 5× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012–2014, 2017)
    • First-team All-Pro (2010)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2012)
    • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2012)
  • 35

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 5× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
    • 3× First-team All-Pro (2013, 2015, 2016)
    • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2015)
  • 36

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • Super Bowl champion (XLVI)
    • Super Bowl MVP (XLVI)
    • 3× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2015)
    • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2016)
  • 37

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 6× Pro Bowl (2010, 2011, 2013, 2016–2018)
    • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2013)
    • NFL passing yards leader (2010)
  • 38

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013, 2015)
    • First-team All-Pro (2015)
    • NFL Most Valuable Player (2015)
    • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
    • Bert Bell Award (2015)
    • Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year (2011)
    • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • 39

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
    • First-team All-Pro (2013)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2011)
    • NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2013)
  • 40

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Pro Bowl (2015, 2017, 2018)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2017, 2018)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2015)
    • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2017)
    • 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2017, 2018)
    • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2015)
  • 41

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012)
    • First-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 42

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012, 2013)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2012)
  • 43

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012–2014)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2013)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2012)
    • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2013)
  • 44

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • Super Bowl champion (XLV)
    • Pro Bowl (2014)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2014)
    • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2016)
    • NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2016)
  • 45

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 5× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012–2014, 2016)
    • 3× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2013, 2014)
    • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2012, 2016)
    • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2010)
  • 46

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
    • 3× Pro Bowl (2013–2015)
    • First-team All-Pro (2015)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2014)
  • 47

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Pro Bowl (2014–2016)
    • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2015, 2016)
    • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • 48

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× Pro Bowl (2010–2012)
    • First-team All-Pro (2011)
    • NFL receptions leader (2011)
  • 49

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× Pro Bowl (2010–2012, 2014)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2012)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2011)
    • 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2010, 2012)
    • NFL rushing yards leader (2010)
  • 50

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2014, 2017)