Tom Brady moves up to top spot

Originally Published: September 19, 2011
ESPN

Let's just sum up what every NFL fan is thinking right now: "Really, Tom Brady?" As if the Super Bowl rings and supermodel wife weren't enough, the Patriots QB has now thrown for 940 combined yards in two games -- second most in league history over a two-game span.

Brady's three-TD day against the Chargers narrowly edged Justin Verlander's 11th and 12th consecutive victories and -- wait -- is that "Enter Sandman" playing in the background? Mariano Rivera earned third billing in this week's list when he became baseball's all-time saves leader.

So, who did our panel miss? Are you OK with Brady being No. 1? For better suggestions (or really nice compliments), sound off in the comments section below!

Our all-star panel: John Buccigross, Robert Flores, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Will Selva, Jeff MacGregor and Trey Wingo.

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