Quenton Nelson is the third player from the Indianapolis Colts to be named in the NFL’s Top 100 and he is the highest-ranked guard.
To no surprise, Quenton Nelson has made his third consecutive Top 100 list. After four dominant years at left guard for the Indianapolis Colts, Nelson was ranked No. 28 in the player rankings voted for exclusively by players. This is five spots higher than Nelson’s No. 33 ranking of last year and it also makes him the highest-ranked guard in the league.
During the breakdown of Nelson’s ranking, his peers raved about every aspect of his game. They talked about how fast Big Q is for a lineman, how his technique is impeccable, and also how he’s a mean mauler that won’t let go once he gets his hands on you. All in all, Nelson was described as a uniquely elite talent.
As a testament to how special he is, this is coming off what’s considered a down year for Quenton Nelson. He missed the first games of his career, playing in only 13 of 17 games, and some felt he looked slightly less dominant as he was dealing with an injury. Regardless, he still made his fourth straight Pro Bowl, was named Second-Team All-Pro and was just ranked No. 28 in the Top 100.
Quenton Nelson ranked No. 28 in NFL’s Top 100
From an individual perspective, Nelson has accomplished pretty much everything he could as an offensive lineman in his first four seasons. All that’s left for him to do is to get paid. Entering the final season of his rookie contract, Nelson’s current challenge is hoping to get a contract extension done before the season starts.
He has made clear that he wants to stay in Indianapolis with the Colts, and everyone in the organization from Chris Ballard to Jim Irsay has made clear that they have no plans of letting Nelson go anywhere. It’s just a matter of getting the deal done.
Considering that Quenton Nelson is worth a record-breaking deal for his position, there’s likely a lot of money and details that have to be worked out. Surely, Nelson and the Colts will get that all figured out and he’ll be dominating in Indianapolis for many more years to come.