NFL Wildcard Weekend’s Top Player Posts

Wildcard Weekend 2016 had its ups and downs, depending on your rooting interest or lack thereof. The Texans were sent home via shutout by the Chiefs, the Redskins were overwhelmed in the second half by Aaron Rogers and the Packers, the Vikings went wide left against the Seahawks, and the Steelers and Bengals got chippy.

While the results on the field have been widely debated and scrutinized, how did everything shake out on NFL players’ social media accounts?

NFL players on playoff teams posted a total of 2,363 times to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the Wildcard Weekend. The bulk of the posts came from Twitter with 1,844, where athletes go to live-Tweet other games, vent frustrations, and celebrate victories with their fans. This was illustrated in the top tweets from the weekend by NFL players Le’Veon Bell (Currently #10 in NFL on MVPindex), JJ Watt (#2 in NFL on MVPindex), Adam Jones and Jeremy Hill:

#1: Le’Veon Bell Reacts to Burfict’s Style of Play

#2: JJ Watt Apologizes to Houston, Promises to do Better


#3: Adam Jones Registers his Displeasure with Officials, Promptly Deletes Tweet

In his tweet that linked to the infamous also-deleted Instagram video, Jones said, “This BS , so coaching come stand on the field and talk shit !! Not even a head coach”. The post was retweeted 9,528 times before it was taken down, but had the potential to be the number one Tweet of the weekend.

#4: Le’Veon Bell isn’t Done, Continues Chastising Bengals

#5: Jeremy Hill Takes Responsibility for Loss… but He Didn’t Register the Dumb Penalties


Instagram was the most engaged platform for NFL athletes over the Wildcard Weekend, with 345 posts and a total of 1,515,990 likes generated over the weekend. The top five Instagram photos from this past weekend include JJ Watt, Richard Sherman (#4 in NFL on MVPindex), Russell Wilson, and Antonio Brown.

#1: JJ Watt is Still Sorry

A photo posted by JJ Watt (@justinjames99) on

#2 Richard Sherman Knows the Seahawks got a Little Lucky


Sometimes you just have to stop and give thanks! #Blessed #godisgoodallthetime A photo posted by Richard Sherman (@rsherman25) on

#3: Russell Wilson’s On a Mission

On a Mission. #GoHawks

A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on

#4: Concussion or No, You Chat With Snoop Dogg


#5 Richard Sherman Thanks His Teammate, and Credits the Photographer!

Thank you @rodmarphoto @deshawnshead

A photo posted by Richard Sherman (@rsherman25) on


By |2018-03-29T14:57:20-05:00January 14th, 2016|Football, Sport|0 Comments
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