Who’s the hottest player on the biggest stage?
The 2017 NFL Super Bowl will kick off at the Denver International Airport on Sunday and the field is stacked with a slew of superstars.
Here are our top five Super Bowl performers from around the league.1.
Peyton Manning: The Denver Broncos quarterback has been one of the league’s best quarterbacks all season long, and the Broncos are in line to claim the best record in the NFL when they host the Denver Broncos at the Pepsi Center on Sunday.
Manning is coming off back-to-back Super Bowl MVP awards and he has now thrown for over 4,000 yards in four of his past five games.2.
Matt Ryan: The New York Jets quarterback leads the NFC in passing yards and touchdowns, but Ryan is also in line for his first MVP award.
Ryan has now won the award three times (twice in 2017, once in 2016 and once in 2013).
Ryan was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the Week 17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.3.
Tom Brady: The Patriots quarterback has dominated the NFL for the past four years, and Brady has the highest touchdown total of any quarterback in NFL history.
The quarterback has had three consecutive 200-yard games (including playoffs) and has also been one touchdown away from a third consecutive 100-yard game.
Brady has a career passer rating of 111.7, which is tied for the second-best mark in NFL annals behind only Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.4.
Dak Prescott: The Dak Prescott of 2018 is making his second Super Bowl appearance in four years.
Prescott was named the NFL Offensive Player (quarterback) of the Year by the league, and is on pace for a career-best passer rating (115.0).5.
Aaron Rodgers: The Green Bay Packers quarterback is coming back to Green Bay to take on the Houston Texans in the Super Bowl.
Rodgers has thrown for 3,073 yards and 28 touchdowns in the past five Superbowls.
He has also led the league in passing touchdowns three times in his career.6.
Andrew Luck: The Indianapolis Colts quarterback is still in the midst of his MVP campaign, and has been named to the Pro Bowl twice in his two Super Bowl appearances.
Luck leads the league with 1,971 passing yards.
He also has thrown five touchdown passes in his past two games.7.
Russell Wilson: The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is one of two players in NFL History to throw for 3 and more touchdowns in three different Super Bowls.
Wilson has thrown two touchdown passes against the Miami Dolphins in his Super Bowl win over New England in 2018 and the Falcons in 2016.8.
Tom Savage: The Houston Texans quarterback is having a stellar season, with an NFL-best 3,898 passing yards, with four passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
Savage is also averaging over 40 yards per attempt on the season.
He is the only player in NFL Super the past two decades to throw two touchdown touchdowns in each of his first two Superbowl appearances.9.
Carson Wentz: The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is in his third season with the Philadelphia Eagles and is coming into the Super Sunday matchup with a 1-2 record and a 4-8 record overall.
Wentz is coming in to Super Bowl with a record of 1-0, but his team has lost back- to back games.
Heading into the game, Wentz has thrown seven touchdown passes and two interceptions.10.
Philip Rivers: The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback is now 2-0 in his first three Super Bowl matchups, but has thrown only two touchdowns in his previous three.
Rivers has been shut out in three of his four Super Bowl starts.11.
Eli Manning: Eli Manning is looking to become the first player to throw three touchdown passes without an interception in his NFL career.
The New England Patriots quarterback is 6-0 with a 2-2 postseason record.
Manning has been a dominant performer all year long and has had four straight 200- yard games, tying for the NFL record.12.
Matt Forte: The Washington Redskins running back is leading the NFL in rushing with 2,972 yards.
The second-leading rusher in NFL playoff history is running behind Forte’s 4,955 yards, while Forte is tied with Alfred Morris for the league lead in rushing touchdowns.13.
Joe Flacco: The Baltimore Ravens quarterback is 3-0 since Week 5, but is facing the New York Giants in Super Bowl LI.
Flacco is 4-0 all-time against the Giants with the last victory coming in Superbowl XLVII.14.
Carson Palmer: The Arizona Cardinals quarterback is currently 1-1 in his last three Superbowl games.
The veteran quarterback is 1-6 all-year in Super bowls.15.
Alex Smith: The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is 2-1 since Week 6.
Smith is leading all quarterbacks in yards per game this