Here's why Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson is the NFL's 59th best player

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Derrick Johnson's time has come The KC Chiefs linebacker was voted the 59th best player in NFL Network's top 100 player countdown. Why was DJ voted in as a top 100 player? Here's why:

At 6'3, he's a physical specimen. And handsome (or so my wife says).

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He's addicted to contact.

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Even when he's getting kicked.

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It doesn't even matter if you're not playing! He will hit you.

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It's OK to be a little scared. God knows I would be.

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He loooves fumbles, so he often tries for them. Look at the hand.

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Footsteps.

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Quarterbacks ... not such a fan of DJ.

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The only thing he loves more than a good fumble is a touchdown.

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Lots o' touchdowns.

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Sometimes in the same game!

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And sometimes in all-star games!

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I have run out of captions for his touchdowns.

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As a media member, I know who we can count on to speak for the team after a big win or a tough loss.

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As a fan, you know who to count on.

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When he speaks, people listen up.

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Coaches love him for a reason.

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Because he's a leader.

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He will fight for you.

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Why do I love DJ?

Because when you're visiting your biggest rival, the ball is on the goal line, and you need a stop, you know he'll be there. Dang it, you just know he'll be there ... for four plays in a row.

Derrick Johnson: The NFL's 59th best player

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Previously:

Brandon Flowers: 75th best player

The D-Bowe Show: 65th best player

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