Julius Peppers was named the league's 10th best player in NFL Network's Top 100 Series, one ahead of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and one behind Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Peppers, who had eight sacks, 54 tackles and two interceptions last season, was one of four Bears players to make the Top 100, as voted on by NFL players. Devin Hester was 32nd, Brian Urlacher 49th and Lance Briggs 92nd.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was voted No. 1 overall with Colts quarterback Peyton Manning second and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis third. Ravens safety Ed Reed, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Jets cornerback Derrelle Revis rounded out the Top 10.