"Elite" Players on Fins and Currently in Division
As we've seen from some past "debates", the definition of elite is subjective - perhaps to the point of being downright nebulous or self-serving.
However for the purpose of this discussion, I'm electing to define an "elite player" as one who has consistently at least over the last 3 years performed at or near the top of his position (ranging top 3-5 in the league over that time). This is as much based on the eye test in perspective as on pure fantasy numbers in a vacuum. Given this admitedly also subjective parameter, here's what I've come up with:
Fins: presently 2 elite players
Fins 2 of 6 divisional "elite" players:
Fields and Wake
with Pouncy on the cusp
Pats: presently 2 elite players
Brady (of course) and Wilfork
with Gronk (if he can stay healthy) and Mayo on the cusp
with Dareus and Spiller in the wings
Mangold (alone with the departure of Revis)
with Cromartie on the cusp.