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The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked  

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2.8k votes 164 voters 108 items

List Rules Vote up the football players you think are the coolest on AND off the field - consider factors like style, personality, confidence, and swagger.

The coolest players in the NFL currently are not necessarily the biggest stars. Many of these players could be considered among the best quarterbacks or the best wide receivers in football right now, but more important to their coolness factor is their off-field image.

Players like Cam Newton and Odell Beckham Jr. have proved themselves on the field, but they have been huge personalities away from the game, with major social media followings, television spots, and other media appearances. Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Rodgers, and other players like them have crossed over in their appeal from just football fans to the culture at large.

But who is the coolest football player right now? Who has a swagger and the confidence that can't be denied? Vote below for the NFL players who define cool. Then head over and vote on the coolest NBA players in the game right now, the guys who could challenge these players in the cool department.

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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Saquon Barkley New York Giants
Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three ...more
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Khalil Mack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Khalil Mack Chicago Bears
Khalil Mack is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Raiders fifth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Patrick Mahomes II Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former Major League ...more
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Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Seattle Seahawks
Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
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Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Denver Broncos
Vonnie B'Vsean Miller is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas A&M University, earned consensus ...more
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Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville ...more
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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Atlanta Falcons
Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones (born February 8, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more
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Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Mentian Kamara (born July 25, 1995) is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played high school football for the Blue ...more
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DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Houston Texans
DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins (born June 6, 1992), nicknamed "Nuk", is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the ...more
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Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Cleveland Browns
Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beckham ...more
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Pittsburgh Steelers
John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster (born November 22, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Arizona Cardinals
Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. (born August 31, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at ...more
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Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
New England Patriots
Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is a former American football tight end who played his entire professional career for the New England Patriots of the ...more
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Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers
Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
New Orleans Saints
Michael William Thomas Jr. (born March 3, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Ohio State ...more
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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Carolina Panthers
Cameron Jerrell Newton] (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and Auburn. ...more
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Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers played college football at California, ...more
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Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
San Francisco 49ers
James Richard Garoppolo (born November 2, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern ...more
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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns
Baker Reagan Mayfield (born April 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Mayfield began his college football career as a ...more
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A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Cincinnati Bengals
Adriel Jeremiah "A.J." Green (born July 31, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at ...more
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Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Michael Kelce (born October 5, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of ...more
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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
New Orleans Saints
Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a successful college football career at ...more
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Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
voting closed at #19 Indianapolis Colts

RETIRED BEFORE 2019 SEASON

Andrew Austen Luck (born September 12, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford, where ...more
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Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
Houston Texans
Derrick Deshaun Watson (born September 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and led ...more
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C. J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Players in the NFL Right Now, Ranked
New York Jets
Calvin Michael "C. J." Mosley, Jr. is an American football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth ...more