Stephen A.'s Top 5 players to watch for NFL Conference Championship games | First Take

  • Published on Jan 18, 2019
  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, Los Angeles Rams Aaron Donald, and Todd Gurley II are just a few players Stephen A. Smith has his eye on in the 2018 AFC and NFC Championship games.
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Comments • 138

  • W. Wilson
    W. Wilson 6 months ago

    Ndamukong Suh has been fun to watch lately

  • TheCharlesDarwin1
    TheCharlesDarwin1 6 months ago

    Sony Michel ?

  • Hades
    Hades 6 months ago

    Go sub to my channel guys! would mean alot :)

  • Hawaiimélla VEVO
    Hawaiimélla VEVO 6 months ago

    Srry but it not going to in patriots going back to the super bowl I tried of y’all thinking patriots not going to be the super bowl when New England patriots win the super bowl we are patriots in the u.s.a

  • Paul
    Paul 6 months ago

    Max just wants to name every player

  • Zephaniah Hale
    Zephaniah Hale 6 months ago

    Robert woods got more praise then Marquis Lee in college

  • WHO DAT 4Life
    WHO DAT 4Life 6 months ago


  • Aaa A
    Aaa A 6 months ago


  • Amy Sullivan
    Amy Sullivan 6 months ago

    Right down the middle Stephen A 2 whites 2 blacks and 1 Oreo well done Stephen.

  • tkgrant7
    tkgrant7 6 months ago +3

    Woah! Did anyone else find it weird there was so much agreement?

  • Jay Craig
    Jay Craig 6 months ago

    Gurley is girly

  • Kaiyaan Dior
    Kaiyaan Dior 6 months ago

    I would have put Travis Kelce on the list

  • Weaponized Autism
    Weaponized Autism 6 months ago

    Guys I'm going to be watching are Hunter Henry and Derrick Johnson.

  • Shawn Sanders
    Shawn Sanders 6 months ago

    I think a Brees vs Brady Super Bowl would be great.

  • Lalgudi Atishay
    Lalgudi Atishay 6 months ago

    CJ Anderson should low-key be on this list.

  • Dr. apostasy
    Dr. apostasy 6 months ago

    Superbowl storylines Brady vs Brees , rams vs patriots rematch of 2001 that Kickstarted the dynasty will now end it. KC vs LA the new Era . Mahomes vs Brees new gunslinger vs old gunslinger

  • TheApe
    TheApe 6 months ago

    No Derrick Johnson??

  • A2Jack
    A2Jack 6 months ago

    Hill needs to be on the list

  • champ is here
    champ is here 6 months ago

    kareem hunt is in consederation. he's a champ in kicking!

  • Paul Perez
    Paul Perez 6 months ago

    Whyyyy ‼️‼️‼️

  • aakrit
    aakrit 6 months ago

    mahomes donald brees brady gurley

  • Marvin Greer
    Marvin Greer 6 months ago

    Drew Brees vs Tom Brady will be epic

  • Christopher Campbell
    Christopher Campbell 6 months ago

    Somewhere out there, Max is still listing players who matter on Sunday, "How bout Shaq Mason, how bout Demetrius Harris" while his family looks on in terror from across the dinner table.

  • Christopher Campbell
    Christopher Campbell 6 months ago +1

    Max just listing every players name he knows.

  • jil patel
    jil patel 6 months ago

    Whatever he says the opposite happens lmao

  • Patriots_All_Day
    Patriots_All_Day 6 months ago

    Patrick Mahomes Tom Brady Drew Brees Sony Michel Aaron Donald in that order. Without Patrick Mahomes playing lights out they have not a great chance same thing for Brady and Michel. Without drew Brees balling out saints don’t win because the running game I believe will be shut down. Lastly, if Donald doesn’t get to Brees I believe they have a small chance of winning.

  • Laura m Rutledge
    Laura m Rutledge 6 months ago

    Rams should be number 1

  • Ahmed Kassim
    Ahmed Kassim 6 months ago

    First time seeing him stand

  • Charissa Thompson
    Charissa Thompson 6 months ago +1

    No Golf?

  • Cardi B
    Cardi B 6 months ago

    No Wentz or Foles?

  • Mr. do it yourself
    Mr. do it yourself 6 months ago

    Brees is number 1

  • Tua Tagovailoa
    Tua Tagovailoa 6 months ago

    We're is SUH?

  • HemTY Sounds
    HemTY Sounds 6 months ago

    Man, SAS sounds like a salesman.

  • Michele Da Campo
    Michele Da Campo 6 months ago

    Cocaine is a helluva drug.

  • Kevin
    Kevin 6 months ago

    Did Tyreek Hill die?

  • Geoff Thompson
    Geoff Thompson 6 months ago

    Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram II are going to get more done than Todd Gurley II on Sunday.

  • Rash Jichords
    Rash Jichords 6 months ago


  • Jake Mackay
    Jake Mackay 6 months ago

    It’s mad that Patrick Mahomes is a 1 year starter and we’re already picking him over Brady and Brees in the playoffs. Mahomes the best in the game.

    • Vitreo
      Vitreo 6 months ago

      Nah, it's mostly wishful thinking. Anything that gives people hope that the Patriots' dynasty will end. If you tell me you trust Andy Reid to win the big game, you're lying to yourself.

  • Chris Bryant
    Chris Bryant 6 months ago

    Glad he didn’t forget drew brees again

  • counterfeit clone
    counterfeit clone 6 months ago

    Must live on strepsils all the shouting he does

  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson 6 months ago

    He probably gonna say Kareem Hunt

  • freemoneysquad
    freemoneysquad 6 months ago

    Y'all forgot about tyreke hill

  • Jovan SS
    Jovan SS 6 months ago +13

    Insert Name... WHY... cuz he's Insert name😂😂😂😂😂

  • King Ebony
    King Ebony 6 months ago +4

    Michael Thomas, Saints Linebacker Core. Chiefs whole Defense. Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Sony Michel

    AJ SOGROOVY 6 months ago +5

    Tyreek Hill 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Parallel Andeh
    Parallel Andeh 6 months ago +21

    1. Hunter henry
    2.Derek Johnson
    3.Spencer Ware
    4.San Diego
    5. Stephen As Hairline

  • Ski Mask The Ugly God
    Ski Mask The Ugly God 6 months ago

    Where’s Hunter Henry?

  • Nello Go Hard
    Nello Go Hard 6 months ago

    5. Alvin Kamara
    4. Sony Michael
    3. Todd gurley
    2. Chris Jones
    1. Marcus Peters
    I’m a saints fan but if those players don’t show up they team might not win

    • Kushy
      Kushy 6 months ago

      I'd take off Marcus Peters and add Talib instead since he's the only that's going to be on Michael Thomas which I think Michael Thomas is very underrated and he should off been in the Pro Bowl.

  • cajunice
    cajunice 6 months ago

    The one u ahould have thought of was the rams nightmare matchup in kamara

  • AnthonyGoesWild
    AnthonyGoesWild 6 months ago +1

    Stephen a Smoking Big Donks cause Tom Brady is 1

  • Joaquin
    Joaquin 6 months ago

    Waluigi sounding ass

  • K-Real 414
    K-Real 414 6 months ago

    My man look like he sufficating in that suit

  • Francisco Lopez
    Francisco Lopez 6 months ago


  • Ryan Shah
    Ryan Shah 6 months ago

    The rams played man to man vs the saints last time max. Marcus Peters just sucks at man to man. These two don’t know football.

    • Kushy
      Kushy 6 months ago

      @Ryan Shah Even on the chiefs I've always seen him as that type of Corner. I'm not saying he can't improve which he can. The question is "Is he willing to change his way to get at elite status" that's the question that every Defensive Coordinator is going to ask himself.

    • Ryan Shah
      Ryan Shah 6 months ago

      @Kushy i think he devolved into a corner like that. he used to be able to a great job defending receivers

    • Kushy
      Kushy 6 months ago

      Yeah Marcus Peters isn't a physical corner, more like a corner that takes risks and jumps routes for a INT. He's solid but the Rams are using him for all wrong purposes.

  • Ryan Shah
    Ryan Shah 6 months ago

    Back drop lol. you mean backfield?

  • Chris Proctor
    Chris Proctor 6 months ago +2

    Do you think Stephen is hard of hearing? " No I cant stop yelling, Cruz thats the way a talk. You ain't ever seen my movies?"

  • LA Clippers
    LA Clippers 6 months ago +1

    I thought this was Top 5 NFL players list 📃 who should sign for the Lakers..

    • Kushy
      Kushy 6 months ago

      LMFAO ya'll on the way out of the playoffs.

  • Big White
    Big White 6 months ago

    My answer to number 1 would be Bill Belichick

  • Big White
    Big White 6 months ago

    dude sounds like Xzibit

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 6 months ago +14

    1. Alabama
    2. Alabama
    3. Alabama
    4. Alabama
    5. Alabama

  • Refund HD
    Refund HD 6 months ago +3

    My Pats vs Saints prediction will come to fruition

  • quackxhead
    quackxhead 6 months ago

    White receivers > black receivers

  • MrQ000000
    MrQ000000 6 months ago

    I've been saying this every week since week 2: if your list doesn't have Pat Mahomes at 1, it's invalid.
    But there are so many good players here. Thomas, Kamara, CJ Anderson, Gronk, Michel, Kelce, Hill, White, Goff, Talib, Lattimore, Jordan, Berry, Ford, Chris Jones, etc. Really the best 4 teams all year long are the last 4 standing and I haven't been more excited for the conference championship games in years!

    • Allushion #King
      Allushion #King 6 months ago

      @Kushy if the rams play the pats in the superbowl and win, that will be the end of the patriots Dynasty.

    • Kushy
      Kushy 6 months ago

      DUDE I WOULDN'T MIND GOFF VS MAHOMES OR BREES VS BRADY! I mean Goff vs Brady doesn't sound too elite but ppl will say that it's going to be a rematch of Superbowl between the Rams and the Patriots which I wouldn't mind either! BUT ALSO BREES VS MAHOMES WOULD BE LIT AF AS WELL!

  • Jose Pagan
    Jose Pagan 6 months ago +4

    WHYYYYYY?!?! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Ninjachickenfingers
    Ninjachickenfingers 6 months ago

    What about Anthony Sherman?

  • Ninjachickenfingers
    Ninjachickenfingers 6 months ago


  • Pablo Barrera
    Pablo Barrera 6 months ago

    Sony Michel

  • Braylon Johnson
    Braylon Johnson 6 months ago

    Saints give up up only .4 extra yards with out Sheldon not 5.0 not 4.0 But 0.4 extra

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson 6 months ago

    The top five players to watch is
    1. MT
    2. Brees
    3. Brady
    4. Cheetah
    5. Mahomes

  • Carry Spice
    Carry Spice 6 months ago +6

    Put Taysum Hill on that list that man is the X factor

    • Carry Spice
      Carry Spice 6 months ago

      @Disapprove the man balls

    • Disapprove
      Disapprove 6 months ago

      Carry Spice let me know about young taysom hill

  • f hf
    f hf 6 months ago +1

    Where's Dak?

  • Mrpickles215
    Mrpickles215 6 months ago +12

    Should do a list without QB cuz we all know the order of that

  • kishahn good
    kishahn good 6 months ago +3

    If Houston ever block for deshawn Watson he gonna have at least 2 Super Bowls when he done

    • Nello Go Hard
      Nello Go Hard 6 months ago

      baby kuz Houston only need a line and Houston maybe they sign a corner but in the draft they focus is oline

    • Mr Bigchest
      Mr Bigchest 6 months ago

      Man, Houston management focused on signing jadeveon clowney

  • Mr.Brown
    Mr.Brown 6 months ago +36

    Deshaun didn’t say much but still prefer him on the show over Molly

    • Texan4life
      Texan4life 6 months ago

      Mr.Brown he’d do Molly’s job perfectly

  • W/L winner Loser
    W/L winner Loser 6 months ago +1

    Goff hella underrated

  • Angel Aroche
    Angel Aroche 6 months ago +23

    Falcons blew a 28-3 lead

  • Mr. FOOTage
    Mr. FOOTage 6 months ago +47

    Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. At least he has the Top 5 players right. The order is debatable.

    • Allushion #King
      Allushion #King 6 months ago

      If your saying top 5 best player? For number 1 its a toss up between Aaron Donald or Drew Brees

    • Geoff Thompson
      Geoff Thompson 6 months ago

      Mark Ingram II and Alvin Kamara are going to get more done rushing than Todd Gurley.

    • vanni Johnson
      vanni Johnson 6 months ago +2

      Michael Thomas

    • Justin Y.
      Justin Y. 6 months ago +4

      Mr. FOOTage I’d throw tyreek hill in for someone

  • johnnyboy123
    johnnyboy123 6 months ago +1

    This got me hyped I wish it was sunday

  • Saiyan Prince
    Saiyan Prince 6 months ago +7

    Where's Young Draco

  • Blur Qt
    Blur Qt 6 months ago

    Funny how you think Donald is better than Mack is crazy

    • Allushion #King
      Allushion #King 6 months ago

      Uhh duhh Aaron Donald is miles ahead 20.5 sacks as a DT

  • brianm
    brianm 6 months ago

    Patriots will go to the super bowl.

  • Hamzah Bala
    Hamzah Bala 6 months ago +2

    Stephen A. go bald.

  • TheA10Thunderbolt
    TheA10Thunderbolt 6 months ago +4

    Tyreek Hill?

  • kenki
    kenki 6 months ago +12

    Is it just me or do Stephen A have long arms?

    • Christopher Alexander
      Christopher Alexander 6 months ago +1

      Well he is 6'1.

    • jay
      jay 6 months ago

      Monreaco Usen he’s 6’8 260 built like a chiseled brick house

    • Nehemiah Howard
      Nehemiah Howard 6 months ago +5

      "We talking about sports, not arms"

  • Sir Analysts
    Sir Analysts 6 months ago

    Let’s goo chiefs

  • D Bail
    D Bail 6 months ago

    No love the Chiefs kicker Kareem Hunt........

    Oh wait

  • Anthony
    Anthony 6 months ago

    Big daddy Pat No homo

  • YungChip030
    YungChip030 6 months ago +45

    No love for tyreek hill?

  • Steve Asare
    Steve Asare 6 months ago +63

    That hairline is running away faster than Usain Bolt

    • Theprfesssor
      Theprfesssor 6 months ago

      it's really not though

    • Slick Ric
      Slick Ric 6 months ago

      Bolt has a fucked up hairline as well. His shit looks like the McDonald’s logo

    • Hans Orellano
      Hans Orellano 6 months ago

      I think his forehead is terraforming

    • kenki
      kenki 6 months ago +1

      Damn y’all seen my comment 😂😂

    • Nehemiah Howard
      Nehemiah Howard 6 months ago +5

      @kenki You just commented about his arms stfu😂

  • Hassan Haulcy
    Hassan Haulcy 6 months ago +23

    Imo it's Sanits vs Patriots Tom vs Drew

    • Dr. apostasy
      Dr. apostasy 6 months ago

      @Cory Fessenden who cares what you think.

    • Cory Fessenden
      Cory Fessenden 6 months ago

      Nah. Brees had a whole fucking career to go there more than once and im sick of Brady. MNF rematch ftw.

    • washburn11000
      washburn11000 6 months ago +1

      That'd be sicckk

    • Nello Go Hard
      Nello Go Hard 6 months ago

      The only matchup that would really be disappointing is Brady vs Goff

    • Jay Johnson
      Jay Johnson 6 months ago +1

      I'm all for that match up

  • willemdee
    willemdee 6 months ago +3

    Rams vs. Patriots, let’s go

  • YungChip030
    YungChip030 6 months ago +206

    SAS should do a top 5 hair products so we know what not to use

    • FMR393
      FMR393 6 months ago

      this comment made my day lol

    • Vitreo
      Vitreo 6 months ago


    • Joshua
      Joshua 6 months ago

      YungChip030 why you gotta do him like that lol

    • Sir Analysts
      Sir Analysts 6 months ago +5

      YungChip030 don’t jinx yourself now you could be next