1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
To borrow from the great Ric Flair: “to be man, you gotta BEAT the man.” Even though the New England Patriots look like they have one of their more vulnerable squads in comparison to years past, they’re still the presumptive favorites to win their conference, but also the Super Bowl. And, as always, Brady is the engine that powers this New England Patriots team. Entering Week 12 of the season, Brady leads the league in passing yards (3,147), average passing yards per game (315), and yards per attempt (8.28); he’s also 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes (22). At 40 years old, he’s still as good as ever, showing little signs of slowing down. That’s why he’s the greatest of all time.