With the 2015 NFL regular season set to begin in earnest today, questions abound about basically every aspect of the new season: Can the Patriots repeat? Who will be this year’s breakout stars? Who will rise to the level of the NFL’s elite teams?
It’s a funny thing, the beginning of the new year. Storylines like the ones above are basically the same every season, and likewise everybody who watches football all of a sudden becomes an expert. Not only that, but they relish sharing their opinions, making their own personal guarantees about who will finish where and why. It’s all a bit over-the-top, especially considering that every year even the greatest preseason prognosticators are proven wrong.
So while what you’ll see here is a set of power rankings, it’s definitely not what you’ll get in hundreds of other places. While we are interested in ranking the teams, we could not care less about what they do on the field.
In recent years, professional athletes have become important figures in the world of fashion. In particular, football players have been known to invest an enormous amount of time and attention into how they look off the field, especially when it comes to their sneaker collections. Guys like DeSean Jackson, Joe Haden, and Victor Cruz may be prolific performers on the field, but their shoe game might be even more impressive than their football skills.
Even though many of them will never get their own signature shoes or even make the highlight reels, NFL players of all skill levels still add value to their teams by contributing some truly incredible sneaker collections. These sneakerheads finally get their due as we look at the NFL Power Rankings: The Definitive Sneaker Edition.
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