Peyton Manning, Dallas Cowboys lead the NFL in fan interest

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

Peyton Manning and the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most followed entities, but Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been coming on strong with a 116% jump in interest since the Super Bowl to debut on the list at number 40.

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The rest of the list's top ten is unsurprisingly quarterback heavy, with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson the only non-QBs to crack the list.

theScore’s Top 20 NFL Players

1. Peyton Manning

2. Tom Brady

3. Aaron Rodgers

4. Robert Griffin III

5. Drew Brees

6. Adrian Peterson

7. Cam Newton

8. Calvin Johnson

9. Colin Kaepernick

10. Russell Wilson

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After the Cowboys, the top most followed teams in the league are the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

The numbers come from sports update app theScore, which lets users sign up to "follow" teams and players and receive breaking news alerts and game scores for the NFL and other sports.

- Brendan Maloy

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