Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green posted his first season with fewer than 1,000 receiving yards.
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

A.J. Green ranked as fourth-best wide receiver on NFL Top 100

An injury-riddled 2016 didn’t hurt A.J. Green’s reputation. 

Despite playing only 10 games and posting his first-career season with less than 1,000 yards, NFL players ranked Green as the 17th best player in the NFL on the annual top 100 list. 

One year ago, Green ranked 16th on the list after an 86-catch, 1,297-yard season. Green finished with career-lows in yards and touchdowns last season after he missed the final six games due to a hamstring strain. 

Thanks to five consistent seasons since coming into the league, Green only dropped one spot going into 2017. His highest ranking on the list came in 2014, where he ranked ninth after a career-high 98 catches and 1,426 yards in the 2013 season. Green’s lowest ranking – 77th – came after his rookie campaign. He’s remained on the list every season of his career. 

Green will come in as the fourth highest-ranked wide receiver, with 10 being called before him. Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones have yet to be announced. The top 10 will be shown June 26 on NFL Network. 

The only other Bengal to make the list was Geno Atkins at 68.

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