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The best of the NFC in 2019

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Seahawks on Nov. 15, 2018, in Seattle. Credit: AP/Elaine Thompson

All the best in the NFC this season:

Best players

1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers: It wasn’t Rodgers’ best season in 2018, but only because he played hurt much of the year with a knee injury he suffered in Week 1. He’s still a wizard with the football, making extraordinary plays look simple. And he’s still the biggest reason the Packers have a chance.

2. Aaron Donald, DT, Rams.

3. Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants.

4. Drew Brees, QB, Saints.

5. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons.

Best quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Packers.

Best running back: Saquon Barkley, Giants.

Best wide receiver: Michael Thomas, Saints.

Best tight end: George Kittle, 49ers.

Best offensive lineman: Zack Martin, G, Cowboys.

Best defensive lineman: Aaron Donald, DT, Rams.

Best linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Panthers.

Best defensive back: Kyle Fuller, CB, Bears.

Best pass rusher: Khalil Mack, DE, Bears.

Best kicker: Aldrick Rosas, Giants.

Best punter: Andy Lee, 49ers.

Best kick returner: Richie James, 49ers.

Best player over age 30: Drew Brees, QB, Saints.

Best offense: Saints.

Best defense: Bears.

Best special teams: Rams.

Best general manager: John Schneider, Seahawks.

Best head coach: Sean Payton.

Best coordinator-Offense: Sean McVay (HC), Rams

Best coordinator-Defense: Jim Schwartz, Eagles.

Best uniforms: Cowboys.

Best stadium: Lambeau Field.

Best Giants player: Saquon Barkley, RB.

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