It’s safe to say that he’s one of the greatest players at his or any position in NFL history. The New England Patriots are in the midst of one of the great runs in league annals. The franchise has posted 16 consecutive winning campaigns and won 10 or more games every year since 2003. Since ’01, there have been seven Super Bowl appearances and five championships. The club has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in two of the past three years and both wins came in stirring fashion. Now, according to the players in the NFL, the number one team also has the number one player in their arsenal.

The Top 10

We’ll start by giving you the top of the list from 1-10, starting with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He’s the only player in history to be named Super Bowl MVP four times. He’s also earned all five of his Super Bowl rings as a player with the same franchise – another first. Brady is followed by 2. LB Von Miller (Denver Broncos), 3. WR Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons), 4. WR Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), 5. DE Khalil Mack (Oakland Raiders), 6. QB Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers), 7. RB Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys), 8. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), 9. RB Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers) and 10. QB Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons) – the 2016 NFL MVP.

Where does he go from here?

From 1992-95, the Dallas Cowboys became the first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in a four year span. That feat was duplicated by the New England Patriots from 2001-04. Now Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have a chance to pull that off for the second time. They can also become the first team since the 2003-04 Patriots to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

What makes this a strong possibility is the fact that the 39-year-old signal-caller (who turns 40 in August) has shown no signs of slippage.

Consider that this past season Brady was suspended for the first four games of the regular season. He responded by completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 3,554 yards and 28 touchdowns, while throwing only two interceptions.

Now, the team has surrounded him with new weapons such as big-play wide receiver Brandin Cooks (New Orleans Saints) and tight end Dwayne Allen (Indianapolis Colts). Both players were obtained via trade and both are expected to have a big impact next season. Who knows? Perhaps by this time next year, we’ll be talking about Tom Brady as the number one player in the league once again.