Our NFL Nation network of team reporters polled 320 players across the league -- 10 from each team -- to produce a confidential survey that covered eight probing questions/hot topics. Next up ...
Question: Who’s the player (active, non-teammate) you’d most like to see in the Super Bowl?
Our take: Peterson scored 59 votes (18.4 percent), narrowly defeating Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (56 votes). To be honest, the voting was all over the map, as a total of 88 players received votes. Only two Jets landed in the votes column -- Mark Sanchez and Muhammad Wilkerson, each of whom received one. Yes, somewhere out there in the NFL, Sanchez has a huge admirer. You know what? After coming close to the Super Bowl in his first two seasons, then falling out of favor and wrecking his shoulder, it would be a tremendous comeback story if he made it.
Interestingly, there was no love for Peterson and Gonzalez among the Jets' voters. The leading vote getters were Michael Vick and Alex Smith, with three apiece. Believe it or not, the polarizing Tony Romo scored two votes.