Mahomes, Kupp and Burrow are Cowherd’s best remaining NFL players


Conference championship weekend is where the stars should shine brightest.

With four star-laden teams remaining in the NFL playoffs, Colin Cowherd had his work cut out Tuesday on “The Herd,” as he ranked the top 12 players remaining in the playoff field.

Colin Cowherd names best NFL players remaining in playoffs

Colin Cowherd names best NFL players remaining in playoffs

Colin Cowherd names the top 12 players remaining in the NFL playoffs. Watch him list the best of the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals.

Here are his favorites:

12. Nick BosaOF, San Francisco 49ers
Statistics: 40 tackles, 16 sacks

11. Fred WarnerLB, San Francisco 49ers
Statistics: 79 tackles

Colin’s review: “Fred Warner is the best and most reliable athletic linebacker in the NFL. And Nick Bosa is healthy, leading a defensive front that reminds me of the Niners’ defensive front several years ago that reached a Super Bowl. “

ten. Tyreek HillWR, Kansas City Chiefs
Statistics: 111 receptions, 1,239 yards, nine touchdowns

9. Travis KelceTE, Kansas City Chiefs
Statistics: 92 receptions, 1,125 yards, nine touchdowns

Colin’s review: “They’re both awesome. Flip a coin.”

8. Trent WilliamsLT, San Francisco 49ers

Colin’s review: “He may have had one of the best tackle years in league history. In this system, he’s so valuable to Kyle Shanahan.”

seven. Ja’Marr ChaseWR, Cincinnati Bengals
Statistics: 81 receptions, 1,455 yards, 13 touchdowns

Colin’s review: “Again, like Justin Jefferson of the Vikings, good luck. Mostly I don’t know if he’s open, or you throw him up and he does it open. Outstanding franchise talent, once in a decade .”

6. Matthew StaffordQB, Los Angeles Rams
Statistics: 4,885 passing yards, 41 touchdowns, 17 interceptions

5. Joe TerrierQB, Cincinnati Bengals
Statistics: 4,611 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, 14 interceptions

Colin’s review: “I put Burrow ahead of Stafford simply because he did something that Matt couldn’t. Both ended up with a chronically losing franchise. Burrow immediately turned it around. Stafford never could.”

4. Cooper KuppWR, Los Angeles Rams
Statistics: 145 receptions, 1,947 yards, 16 touchdowns

Colin’s review: “When you find a corner that can defend it, call me. It makes Pro Bowl corners feel like a waste. Again, you can use it in so many ways – good hands, good routes .”

3. Deebo SamuelWR, San Francisco 49ers
Statistics: 77 receptions, 1,405 yards, six touchdowns

Colin’s review: “I don’t believe the Niners are a playoff team without him, and I’m very serious. In the toughest division, I think he’s an old-school football player. Is he a running back “You can put it in the slot. …He’s the ultimate piece. You don’t know where he lines up, and the Niners use him brilliantly.”

2. Aaron DonaldDT, Los Angeles Rams
Statistics: 38 tackles, 13 sacks

Colin’s review: “The last defensive lineman who was this disruptive from the inside was Reggie White. He’s unstoppable. What he did to Tampa’s inside line was a comedy.”

1. Patrick MahomesQB, Kansas City Chiefs
Statistics: 4,839 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, 13 interceptions

Colin’s review: “Josh Allen has some of the same skills but is a bit more shredded. Mahomes is ahead of him on the curve. Mahomes is more refined. He’s unique.”

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