Super Bowl Confidential: Beast or AD? Tom or J.J.? A-Rod or Super Cam? Players cast their votes

Super Bowl confidential (1:11)

NFL Nation polled 304 NFL players on all things Super Bowl. Here's what they had to say. (1:11)

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's February 8 Super Bowl 50 Issue. Subscribe today!

IN OUR POLL of 304* NFL players, NFL Nation covered the full spectrum: Which team will compete for the most Lombardi trophies in the next 10 years -- and which QB should have that hardware already? Players dished on which back they want with the ball on the 1-yard line (Pete Carroll, avert your eyes) and whether a title is worth a shorter career. Read on as the NFL's best make their Super Bowl picks.

Fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, one throw into the end zone to win it: Which quarterback do you want making the pass?

Fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, one play left from the 1-yard line: Which running back do you want carrying the ball?

Plus: Kevin Seifert on Marshawn Lynch versus Adrian Peterson.

Which current player would you most like to have on your team in a Super Bowl?

Which current QB do you think should've won a Super Bowl by now?

Which current coach do you think should've won a Super Bowl by now?

Plus: Kevin Seifert on Marvin Lewis.

Which quarterback will win the most Super Bowls over the next 10 years?

Which team will make the most Super Bowl appearances in the next 10 years?

Which rule will impact the Super Bowl the most over the next 10 years?

Yes or no: Every call in the Super Bowl should be reviewable.

Plus: Kevin Seifert on reviewable calls.

Yes or no: In the next 10 years, the Super Bowl will be played outside the United States.

If you were offered a deal to trim three years off the end of your career in exchange for one Super Bowl win, would you take it?

Which performer would you book for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show?

*Not all athletes answered every question. Percentages are rounded.

Illustrations by Robert Ball.