A lot of players are hated. And then there are NFL players who are well-loved by their legions of fans, finding a special spot in their hearts.
Below are some of the most liked players.
1) Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers led the Packers to its Super Bowl win. And this is just one aspect why fans dote on him.
Rodgers also carries the hope of the entire Green Bay Packers fan base upon hinting that the best is yet to come for the team. He keeps the entire team and city from falling apart.
Fans take notice of his efforts. No single person in the city would say anything against their main man.
Why fans love Rodgers: He is fond of joking around with them
2) Troy Polamalu
Everyone loves the high-energy footballer Polamalu, curly hair and all. He meant a lot for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
Polamalu is a household name thanks to his defensive play. For every hard hit and clutch play he makes, he gained more respect from his fans.
Also, he has the best selling jersey among all Steelers players.
Why fans love Polamalu: He is the nicest to interact with
3) Drew Brees
Brees is always someone great with the fans. He connects and interacts with them any way he could.
His Super Bowl celebration holding his toddler son imprinted a memory among the New Orleans Saints fans. That also gave him the ever-dependable player impression.
To date, Brees was one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL and a Saints legend.
Why fans love Brees: He appreciates the city, the Superdome, and fanbase
4) Adrian Peterson
A breath of fresh air from the likes of Brett Favre and Sidney Rice, Peterson is not known for “All Day” for nothing. If there is one word to describe Peterson, that would be unstoppable.
Fans adored him for his tireless rushing for seven years and counting, having almost 14,000 rushing yards under his name.
Minnesota Vikings fans support him all the way, appreciating his talents on the pitch that no other players in the team can match even when he was no longer a Vikings.
Why fans love Peterson: His consistency in the field
5) Brian Urlacher
Urlacher is the definition of football. He was an elite linebacker, and his fans appreciate him for the dedication he demonstrates on the field with his hard-hitting defence.
He dominates the middle field. And he never disappointed Chicago Bears fans ever. He is smart and strong—and even these words are an understatement.
He may not have an impact like that of other players such as Ray Lewis. Even so, Urlacher will be remembered for the longest time.
Why fans love Urlacher: He takes football seriously and knows it by heart
6) Peyton Manning
Another household name, fans surely miss Manning on the field now that he is already retired. For one, he is a legendary quarterback to ever play in the league. And yes, Manning is a Hall of Famer in the making.
He is the face of Indianapolis Colts. No other Colts player can match his levels of play. There are very few NFL players who are comparable with Manning as well.
Colts fans adore him for just being the serious him.
Why fans love Manning: He is highly relatable, like an ordinary guy but not really