Chefs C Creed Humphrey and G Joe Thuney removed from the list

The Kansas City Chiefs had just three players named to the NFL’s Top 100 Players list for the 2022 season.

Peers voted Chris Jones, Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes among the NFL’s 100 Best Players, but that’s it for 2022. Despite rebuilding their offensive line with great success, none of the Chiefs’ new offensive linemen did not make the Top 100 this year.

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The most notable absence is C Creed Humphrey, who had an argument for being considered the best center in the NFL as a rookie in 2021. He certainly ranked that way with just 10 pressures allowed on the year in 805 shots blocking passes. The Chargers’ Corey Linsley (60) and the Eagles’ Jason Kelce (71) were the only centers to make the NFL’s Top 100 Players list this year.

Then there’s the Chiefs’ LG Joe Thuney and RG Trey Smith, both of whom also have a case for being considered among the NFL’s best in their positions. Thuney in particular has been overlooked by the NFL Top 100 (and for most other accolades) for several years now, despite being one of the best at his job. A total of four guards have made the NFL’s Top 100 list this year with Wyatt Teller of the Browns (83), Zack Martin of the Cowboys (68), Joel Bitonio of the Browns (55) and Quentin Nelson of the Colts (28) .

Generally speaking, these NFL Top 100 lists haven’t been very effective at giving credit to players in the offensive trenches. It’s one of the most thankless jobs in the NFL, but also the most essential. This year, the roster certainly did the big men in the Kansas City trenches a disservice.

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