With the use of Pro Football Focus' play-by-play grading over the 2016 season, as well as a look back into the PFF grading archives, we ranked the rosters of both teams from top to bottom -- all 106 players -- and combined them, focusing heavily on each player's performance over the 2016 season.
No. 1 on the list is a quarterback with four Super Bowl rings:
1.Tom Brady, QB
PFF grade: 99.5 | Position rank: 1
In 2016, Brady earned the highest grade ever on PFF's 0-100 scale. That is based on his throw-by-throw performance, which included the highest percentage of big-time throws and lowest percentage of turnover-worthy plays in the league. He was the NFL's best player.