We have all been there… your favorite NFL team is playing a crucial game and, with just minutes to go, you’re only a few points down. With the final whistle only minutes away, the pressure on the players starts to build as the nerves around the stadium quickly escalate.
Pressure can make or break an NFL player, so having players that can perform when the intensity ramps up can be the difference between a winning and losing game. The Action Network has analyzed top NFL players’ performances to calculate which football icons are the best under pressure.
The top-10 NFL players that can play well under pressure
The Action Network has created a top-10 list of players that perform the best under pressure, with Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers taking the top spot. Over the last five years, during difficult third and fourth downs late in the game, Rodgers has boasted a 56% success rate and an impressive 65% completion percentage. Coming in a close second is Russell Wilson. During tight games in the fourth quarter or overtime, no player in the last five years has posted more passing yards (3,988) and touchdowns (35) than the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
The Top Ten NFL pressure players can be seen below:
|1||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay Packers|
|2||Russell Wilson||Seattle Seahawks|
|3||Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City Chiefs|
|4||Tyreek Hill||Kansas City Chiefs|
|5||Calvin Ridley||Atlanta Falcons|
|6||Travis Kelce||Kansas City Chiefs|
|7||Julio Jones||Tennessee Titans|
|8||Chris Carson||Seattle Seahawks|
|9||Nick Chubb||Cleveland Browns|
|10||Cooper Kupp||Los Angeles Rams|