Touchdown! These Are the Hottest Players from Every Team in the NFL

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As the storm of pumpkin spice everything begins brewing and our online shopping carts gradually fill to the brim with every chic sweater we can spot, there's no denying that autumn is upon us. And with the abundance of fall fashion roundup articles and the premature arrival of Halloween candy comes another blatant signifier of the new season: football is back.

The 2016-17 NFL season kicks off this Thursday with its first regular season matchup between the two teams that competed in last season's Superbowl, the Carolina Panthers and defending Superbowl Champions, the Denver Broncos, and can we just admit that we can't wait? No, no, not for all of the hard-hitting collisions, but for another season of checking out all the cutie QBs and the tight ends on the tight ends. The big, burly stars of our favorite football teams work hard all year round for those, well, big, burly figures so it's only fair that we give them the recognition they deserve.

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So, we're doing just that. From quarterbacks and linebackers to wide receivers and cornerbacks, we've rounded up the finest football players from every team in the league. Keep scrolling to see who we dubbed MVPs of hotness for this season. Pick a favorite, and cheer him on all season long.

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Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers, Wide Receiver

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers, Wide Receiver
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Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots, Quarterback

Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots, Quarterback
Maddie Meyer/Getty
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Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Quarterback

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Quarterback
Rich Schultz/Getty
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Reggie Bush, Buffalo Bills, Running Back

Reggie Bush, Buffalo Bills, Running Back
buffalobills/Twitter
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Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins, Quarterback

Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins, Quarterback
Chris Trotman/Getty
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Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers, Linebacker

Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers, Linebacker
Christian Petersen/Getty
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Eric Decker, New York Jets, Quarterback

Eric Decker, New York Jets, Quarterback
Wesley Hitt/Getty
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Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants, Wide Receiver

Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants, Wide Receiver
Mike Ehrmann/Getty
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Mychal Kendricks, Philadelphia Eagles, Linebacker

Mychal Kendricks, Philadelphia Eagles, Linebacker
Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles
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Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins, Linebacker

Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins, Linebacker
Patrick Smith/Getty
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Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs, Wide Receiver

Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs, Wide Receiver
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Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos, Wide Receiver

Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos, Wide Receiver 
Ezra Shaw/Getty
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Colton Underwood, Oakland Raiders, Tight End

Colton Underwood, Oakland Raiders, Tight End
colt3five/Instagram
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Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Cornerback

Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Cornerback
Christian Petersen/Getty
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Manti Te'o, San Diego Chargers, Linebacker

Manti Te'o, San Diego Chargers, Linebacker
Frederick Breedon/Getty
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Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Quarterback

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Quarterback
Josh Lefkowitz/Getty
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Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens, Quarterback

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens, Quarterback
Matt Hazlett/Getty
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Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals, Tight End

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals, Tight End
Joe Robbins/Getty
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DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans, Running Back

DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans, Running Back
DeMarcoMurray/Twitter
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Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Quarterback

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Quarterback
Joe Robbins/Getty
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Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Quarterback

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Quarterback
Rob Carr/Getty
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Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Quarterback

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Quarterback
Kevin C. Cox/Getty
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J.J. Watt, Houston Texans, Defensive End

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans, Defensive End
Thomas B. Shea/Getty
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Daniel Lasco, New Orleans Saints, Running Back

Daniel Lasco, New Orleans Saints, Running Back
dlasco2/Instagram
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Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Cornerback

Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Cornerback
Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions
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T.J. Green, Indianapolis Colts, Safety

T.J. Green, Indianapolis Colts, Safety
Joe Robbins/Getty
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Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons, Running Back

Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons, Running Back
Kevin C. Cox/Getty
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Jordan Poyer, Cleveland Browns, Safety

Jordan Poyer, Cleveland Browns, Safety
Joe Robbins/Getty
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Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears, Quarterback

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears, Quarterback
Noah Graham/Getty
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Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco 49ers, Quarterback

Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco 49ers, Quarterback
Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers
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Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings, Defensive End

Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings, Defensive End
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Mark Sanchez, Dallas Cowboys, Quarterback

Mark Sanchez, Dallas Cowboys, Quarterback
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