The Infamous NFLPA “Report Card” Has Been Released & This Year Contains Plenty Of SHOCKING Surprises…

Ah yes, the ultra-popular and certainly ultra-interesting NFLPA “Players Poll” has once again been released.

The NFLPA’s report, compiled after surveying 1,706 players – a significant increase from last year’s sample size, representing nearly 76% of all players – aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of each team’s performance and player satisfaction.

The NFLPA enlisted the services of Artemis as a third-party entity to administer the assessment.

Interestingly, the Miami Dolphins checked out as the highest-graded franchise after finishing second last year. 

Unsurprisingly, the Washington Commanders once again finished last for the second year in a row. Clearly, they still have a whole lot of work to do despite their change in ownership. 

Among the standout shifts highlighted in the report was the remarkable improvement of the Jacksonville Jaguars, catapulting from their previous rank of 28th to an impressive fifth place this year.

The Jaguars transformation was underscored by a notable player concern addressed at the team’s facility.

“When asked what the #1 thing they want changed at their facility, the answer was unanimous – get rid of the rats!” the 2023 NFLPA report card stated.

“Players reported that for 3-4 weeks this season, there was a rat infestation in the locker room and laundry hampers.”

Responding to the concerns raised by players, the Jaguars initiated significant upgrades, unveiling new facilities at the onset of training camp.

Meanwhile, “America’s Team” themselves – the Dallas Cowboys – saw a significant drop, falling from fifth to 12th overall.

The main complaint surrounding the Boys was that their training staff wasn’t up to par and the department was looked upon as “understaffed.”

Most surprising was the very low grade for the back-to-back Super Bowl champs … Believe it or not, the Kansas City Chiefs finished 31st overall in the survey.

While Andy Reid was graded an “A+” as head coach, some harsh criticism was aimed at owner Clark Hunt for allegedly being reluctant to invent in the team and their facilities. 

Key takeaways from the report shed light on various team practices and player experiences.

Notably, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers charge players close to $1,750 to opt out of having roommates on road trips.

Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals only provide their players three meals a day once a week – on Wednesdays.

Up in New England, the team’s weight room graded poorly and is looked upon as inadequate compared to the rest of the league. 

Unsurprisingly, former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels was graded as the worst coach in the league. (Although Brandon Staley could have an argument.)

Overall, the Dolphins and Vikings were regarded as being in “a class of their own,” and well ahead of the pack.

Rounding out the top five were the third-place Green Bay Packers followed by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Impressively, the Dolphins finished in the top three in 10 of the 11 categories, while ranking first in food/cafeteria, weight room, training room, training staff, team travel and owner.

Meanwhile, the Vikings ranked top two in in eight of the 11 categories and no worse than ninth in any. Notably, Minnesota finished first in treatment of families, nutritionist/dietician, locker room and strength coaches.

What are your thoughts on the rankings?

The good thing for the players is that most of their complaints from last year’s poll were addressed immediately by their teams.

After all, no organization wants to scare off potential free agents. So, there has been plenty of good that has come from the poll.

What are your thoughts on where your team ranked???