Which is the best player in the NFL? | NFL.com

The New England Patriots have had some solid weeks this season, but this week they could be missing the best in the game.

New England’s offense is playing at a high level but there is no doubt that the defense has had its struggles this season.

That is especially true with quarterback Tom Brady in the lineup.

It is no surprise that the team is in need of a top cornerback and defensive back in free agency.

That leaves a number of potential candidates for the top spot.

Here is our first look at the top quarterbacks in the league this week.

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