NFL Releases Ranking Of Best Player In The League [PHOTOS]

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Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton has been named the top player in the NFL for 2016, as chosen by the league’s players.

Newton threw for 3,837 yards, 35 touchdowns and rushed for another 636 yards in a season that ended with a loss to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. (SLIDESHOW: 12 Times Russell Wilson’s Wife Ciara Was Absolutely Stunning)

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Cam Newton (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came in second after throwing for 4,770 yards and 36 touchdowns. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: NFL Owners Furious With Goodell: ‘It’s Time For A New Commissioner’)

Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans finished in third place after an incredible season that saw him get 17.5 sacks.

J.J. Watt (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

J.J. Watt (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The 2016-2017 season can’t get here fast enough.

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