The NFL Top 100 was started in 2011 and is voted on by current NFL players. Last season featured 4 Redskins on the Top 100 list. Trent Williams was the first player highlighted at #99. The next Redskins player on the list was London Fletcher at #86. Alfred Morris earned #64 from his peers following a rookie season performance where he broke the Redskins single season rushing record, and helped the team win the division for the first time since 1999. Robert Griffin III was the final Redskins player on the Top 100 list in 2013, and he was voted #15 following his Rookie of the Year campaign.
Pierre Garçon is the first Redskins player to be named to the NFL Top 100 list, coming in at #80. In 2013 Pierre Garçon led the NFL in catches with 113 receptions, and he also broke Art Monk's single season receptions record with the Redskins. His 1,346 receiving yards were the 8th most in the NFL last year, and Garçon was one of the few reliable weapons on the Redskins' offense in an otherwise forgettable year. Last season was Garçon's best season as a pro, but he was not voted into the Pro Bowl. One reason for his Pro Bowl snub was despite his high volume of catches and yards, Garçon only reached the endzone 5 times last season.
How many other Redskins will make the list this year, and who will be the highest on the list?
Congrats to our man @PierreGarcon for coming in at #80 on the #NFLTop100 Players in 2014 list! @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/jJ4UZkUdEl— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 22, 2014
Pierre Garcon finished the season with 113 catches for 1,346 receiving yards. First #Redskins receiver to lead NFL in receptions in 29 yrs.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 30, 2013
Top 3 WRs in YAC: Pierre Garcon 662, Demaryius Thomas 643, Josh Gordon 629— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 28, 2013