NFL Network released ten episodes, each revealing ten players on the list during the 2011 offseason. The first episode, revealing the players ranked #100 through #91 was aired on April 30, 2011. The list's top 10 players were revealed when the tenth episode of the 2011 list was aired on July 3, 2011. The list, and series, began with the #100 ranked player, Washington Redskins quarterback, Donovan McNabb and ended when New England Patriots quarterback and 2010 NFL MVP Tom Brady was selected as the number one ranked player.
The NFL Top 100 list returned for the 2012 NFL season. The season ran from April 28 to June 27, 2012. The list began with Tennessee Titans running back, Chris Johnson, and concluded the reveal of the number one ranked player, and the 2011 MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Each episode of the season was followed up by NFL Top 100 Reaction Show, which featured NFL Network analysts reacting and voicing their opinions on the ten most recent players revealed on the list.
The NFL Top 100 list returned for the 2013 NFL season. The season ran from April 27 to June 27, 2013. The list began with Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta. The number one ranked player of 2013 was Adrian Peterson, the 2012 MVP.
The NFL Top 100 list returned for the 2015 NFL season. The season ran from May 6 to July 8, 2015. The number one ranked player of 2015 was Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. It marked the first year a defensive player ranked #1. It was also the first time the #1 ranked player was not the reigning MVP of the league. The reigning MVP of that season, Aaron Rodgers, was ranked number two.