A.J. Green ranked 9th best NFL player

07/11/2014 05:30 PM

As NFL Network counts down their Top 100 NFL Players of 2014, A.J. Green landed at spot number nine. Green made the list each of the past three years, climbing from 77th in 2011-12 to 16th in 2012-13.

Green appeared on NFL Network’s reaction show to discuss his spot on the list but also talked a little about his quarterback. “We came in together and that is the great thing for me and him,” Green said. “I know he’s my guy. I don’t want any other quarterback throwing me the ball. I think he feels the same way about me.”

According to what Hue Jackson said earlier this offseason, he believes the best is yet to come for Green. “My challenge to him is, why not be the best? Why not be the best this league has ever seen? Because he has the ability to be that. And when they talk about A.J. Green, I want people to be talking about one of the greatest ever. Because he is and he has that,” said Jackson.

The Top 100 NFL Players of 2014 list also included Bengals Geno Atkins at No. 48 and Vontaze Burfict at No. 52.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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