There are plenty of trash talkers in the NFL and there is no shortage of others who simply like to speak their minds. The sport has its breaks in action between plays and even between games week to week. With all this free time, it is all too easy for players and even coaches to bite their tongues during these sometimes quite lengthy periods of free time. This leads to more verbal jabs and competitive banter that now plays out on twitter and the internet as well as the more traditional field of play.
Philip Rivers might be a father of seven children and one of the nicest human beings around, but that doesn't mean he doesn't talk during games. The legendary trash talker has plenty of unwelcome advice to give to opponents, even if he keeps it all rated-G. Richard Sherman is a graduate of Stanford, but frequently reminds people he hails from Compton, simply using his mouth to show opponents he is unwilling to ever back down. Rex Ryan is one of the more popular NFL coaches, with a rapport with players that is hard for others to achieve. He does have his faults, and one of them is opening his mouth before understanding what it might mean to his job security or even his beloved team. The NFL is full of talkers, and questioning an opponent's manhood or ability to play is all just the mental part of the game.
The top 15 mouths in the league all share one thing in common that makes it easier for them to open their mouths wide. They are all rather successful players, earning them the right to speak their minds. Players respond to it, fans enjoy it, and the media eats it up. Trash talking and saying too much when it is unnecessary is all just part of the game.
15 LeSean McCoy
14 Patrick Peterson
13 Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall might be one of the hardest receivers in the league to bring down after a catch, but he is also one of the many NFL receivers who can also run pretty fast with an opinion. Marshall has taken plenty of jabs at opponents, and has even been known to take shots at his own teammates when he fails to get the ball in a game. Whether it is with the legendary Deion Sanders or linebacker Joey Porter, Marshall's mouth has plenty of game.
12 Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch might have issues talking to the media, but he is more than willing to talk to opponents on the field. "Beast Mode" runs hard and often runs through and over would be tacklers, which inevitably leads to some yapping prior to heading back to the huddle that only adds more salt to his opponents' wounds. Lynch has been instrumental in the Seattle Seahawks' recent run of success, with four straight seasons with over 1,200 yards of rushing.
11 Tom Brady
He might not seem like he should be on this list, but Tom Brady does his share of talking on the field. He might come to a press conference pretty quiet and reserved, but Brady is full of determination and competitive fire, letting opponents know about it on the field. Brady has used this fire to lead the New England Patriots to four Super Bowl victories, in three of which he was selected the game's MVP. He has passed for 53,258 yards and 392 touchdowns, while amassing a career passer rating of 95.9.
10 DeSean Jackson
There always seems to be a number of wide receivers in the NFL who happen to be as fast with their mouths as they are with their speed. It might be due to the banter from opposing cornerbacks or the attention that their own quarterbacks always receive, but wideouts like DeSean Jackson often feel a need to let the world know they are good. Jackson has quite a resume, with 412 receptions and 7,286 yards in seven seasons of play.
9 Donte Whitner
Known for his vicious hits from his safety position in the secondary, Donte "Hitner" is one of the most physical safeties in the league. While his hits so often jar receivers, his comments on twitter and in the press are as legendary as the play he produces on the field. Whitner has been to three Pro Bowls and has 775 tackles in his career that has spanned nine seasons on three different NFL teams. He might be able to cover, come up in run support, or tackle in the open field, but he really makes an impact when a receiver makes an attempt at catching a poorly thrown ball.
8 Jared Allen
Jared Allen has a big motor that keeps him going throughout every game and his mouth moves with the exact same intensity to match how he moves in a game. He has a knack for getting to the opposing quarterback, with 134 sacks up to this point in his career. Allen has been to five Pro Bowls and has led the NFL in sacks twice, while also holding the NFL record for 11 consecutive games with at least one sack.
7 Ndamukong Suh
6 Rex Ryan
5 Dez Bryant
4 Terrell Suggs
3 Steve Smith
Steve Smith is not the biggest receiver in the league, only standing 5-foot-9 tall and weighing 195 pounds, but he does have a mouth that makes up for any of his lack of size. Despite his small stature, Smith has been able to snare quite a few balls. He has 915 career receptions to go along with 13,262 yards and 73 touchdowns, in his illustrious career. He is quite adept at catching passes and is equally as adept at getting under the skin of both opponents and teammates alike.
2 Philip Rivers
The very likable quarterback of the San Diego Chargers is not exactly known for making big waves, but he is still full of plenty of chatter on the field. Rivers has passed for over 36,000 yards with 252 touchdowns in his career, giving him plenty of reason for people to listen intently to what he has to say. Unfortunately for many, Rivers always has something to say during and after each and every play.
1 Richard Sherman
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is one of the best at his position and has no problem letting others know what he thinks about his play. He has been a first team All-Pro the last three seasons, and was the NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. As the Seahawks have achieved success, Sherman has gained more attention to showcase not only his talents on the field, but his exceedingly large mouth as well. Whether it is at press conferences or on the field, the Stanford graduate is never at a loss for words. His well known sideline rant with Erin Andrews and press conference with Doug Baldwin in defense of teammate Marshawn Lynch are priceless, but Sherman's mouth is just as active during games. He can talk trash with the best in the league and back it up with stellar play.
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