The Hottest NFL Players On the Field This Season

Photo: Getty Images

Whether football is your thing or not, there's one thing no one can deny: There are some seriously hot football players running up and down that field every Sunday — and sometimes Thursday and Monday. And their sex appeal goes far beyond how their peaches look in a uniform — these players are bringing the heat with their football skills and sportsmanship, too.

01 of 21

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Getty Images

Position: Quarterback

Everyone likes a winner, and Brady isn't called the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time) for nothing — the Tampa Bay quarterback has seven Super Bowl rings to his name. (Plus, he's got wife and model Gisele Bundchen on his arm.)

02 of 21

DeSean Jackson, Los Angeles Rams

Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

Position: Wide receiver

Jackson's sons, DeSean Jackson Jr. and Jacey Jackson are likely two big factors driving his motivation on the field. An athletic dad who's all about his kids? Yep, that guarantees a spot on the hottest NFL players list.

03 of 21

Clay Matthews, Free Agent

Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
Getty Images

Position: Linebacker

There are a lot of cute football players, but Matthews is basically a real-life Thor who happened to also model for Hugo Boss. NBD.

04 of 21

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Getty Images

Position: Quarterback

When he was a rookie, Wilson took his team to the Super Bowl. Not only has he won the title as one of the hottest football players, but he's also won the title as the world's coolest dad to his two kiddos. Oh and he's married to Ciara. (NBD)

05 of 21

Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

Jason Miller/Getty Images

Position: Wide receiver

Odell, who's not afraid of standing out in a crowd with his signature platinum blonde hair and his bold fashion statements, has to be one of the most stylish players in the NFL. His best accessory, though, is that charming smile.

06 of 21

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton hot football players nfl
Getty Images

Position: Quarterback

Hands down, Newton is one of the hottest NFL players in the game. There's skill behind those looks too: As a young QB, he smashed Peyton Manning's passing record by 120 yards.

07 of 21

Deebo Samuels, San Fransisco 49ers

Getty Images

Position: Wide Receiver

This guy set records in his rookie season back in 2019. What's more attractive than being an over-achiever? Nothing other than Samuels' adorable dimples.

08 of 21

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
Getty Images

Position: Quarterback

Garoppolo seems to have a long career ahead of him and back in 2018, he struck a dream deal as a Jordan athlete. Young, handsome, and a Jumpman sponsorship... he definitely gets a spot on the hottest football player list.

09 of 21

Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears

khalil mack chicago bears hot football player
Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Position: Linebacker​

Aside from his crazy defensive skills, Mack is a fan of music and songwriting. He's even learned how to play the guitar in his spare time. Who hasn't dreamed of a guy that professing his love to them through song? (Swoon!)

10 of 21

Danny Amendola, Free Agent

Diamond Images/Getty Images

Position: Wide receiver

With a career that has spanned more than 10 years on four different teams, Amendola is built to last. Not to mention, he was once signed as a Ford model, talk about hot!

11 of 21

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Getty Images

Position: Tight end

Other than his stunning features, Kelce is dedicated to community outreach. Killer looks and he gives back...can you hear the wedding bells?

12 of 21

TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

TJ Watt
Getty Images

Position: Outside Linebacker

Watt gives off such a down-to-earth vibe and has the whole "cute boy next door" thing down to a science.

13 of 21

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Position: Quarterback

Some people may argue over whether he's one of the best NFL players, but Rogers is definitely one of the cutest football players. Plus, his whirlwind fairytale romance with Shailene Woodley is a dream come true.

14 of 21

AJ Green, Arizona Cardinals

Getty Images

Position: Wide Receiver

As a seven-time NFL Pro Bowl player, Green is as hardworking as it gets. Not to mention the cute football player's wife and kids are the epitome of a beautiful family.

15 of 21

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Getty Images

Position: Quarterback

This dreamy stud has not only found himself on this list of hottest NFL players but he's also ranked number 10 on CBS Sports' Top 100 NFL Players of 2021.

16 of 21

Justin Pugh, Arizona Cardinals

justin pugh hottest nfl players
Paul Bruinooge/

Position: Offensive guard​

This All-American football player is very much in love with his girlfriend — just peep all their adorable Instagram posts. And what's hotter than commitment?

17 of 21

Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Getty Images

Position: Tight end

The Gronk is the true depiction of a comeback story! After "retiring" in March 2019, he is back with a freshly signed contract with the Bucs to play alongside another hot NFL player, Tom Brady.

18 of 21

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Getty Images

Position: Defensive end​

Watt is a beast by all counts, but that may not be what makes him a hot football player. That honor arguably goes to the fact this he's married to Kealia Ohai, star of the U.S. Woman's National soccer team. #PowerCouple

19 of 21

Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts

carson wentz hot NFL players
Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Position: Quarterback​

Wentz is a redhead, he's had a pretty solid career, and his wife is his high school sweetheart. It doesn't get cuter than that.

20 of 21

Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey hottest football players
Alberto E. Rodriguez/

Position: Running back

Good looks aren't the only thing that runs in the family. McCaffrey's father was an NFL player, his brother is a former NFL player, his two younger brothers are currently college football players, his uncle played college basketball, his grandfather was an Olympic track star, and his mother was a college soccer player. Oh, and he's dating former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo!

21 of 21

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Getty Images

Position: Quarterback

Mahomes is a star athlete and a heart-melter. He was voted Super Bowl LIV MVP in 2020 and he was ranked as the top NFL player of 2021 on CBS Sports' Top NFL Players. He also is making gains at home as a new father to the sweetest baby girl with his lovely fiance.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles