Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/9/14

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
The 2012 Power 100 ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the U.S was released last night by Bloomberg/Businessweek, revealing Drew Brees at the top of the list (go to this link to see the top 20). 26 NFL football players (including four heading to the Super Bowl) are on the list. CSE’s Analytics team, lead by VP, Analytics, David Newman, evaluated more than 3,000 athletes across a variety of sports, with 50 percent based on “off-field” measurements and 50 percent on “on-field” performance. After the jump, check out the 26 NFL players in the top 100 Rank Athlete Sport Pro Team / Hometown 1 Brees, Drew Football New Orleans Saints 2 Rodgers, Aaron Football Green Bay Packers 3 Brady, Tom Football New England Patriots 10 Johnson, Calvin Football Detroit Lions 15 Manning, Eli Football New York Giants 20 Polamalu, Troy Football Pittsburgh Steelers 23 Foster, Arian Football Houston Texans 27 Peterson, Adrian Football Minnesota Vikings ...
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