However, there is one important angle left to cover, and we’re going to tackle that today: the gorgeous wives and girlfriend of the 2013 NFL season.
I’m pretty sure I say this every time we do a WAG list, but it really does seem like the wives and girlfriends of NFL players are getting hotter every single year. For example, normally it’s not that difficult to pick out the top five. This year, however, it was pretty challenging to pick out the top 15—that’s how strong the field is.
Of course, ultimately you should take my rankings with a grain of salt. They are totally subjective. What’s really important here is that you get to look at pictures of beautiful women…and be reminded of how you would never have a shot with any of them.
This is what San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek gets to come home to at night.
Well, she's probably not down on all fours in a bikini on the beach when he gets home. But you know what I mean. Sarah Hinton is an attractive woman.
25. Sarah Hinton (Garrett Celek)
Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa is engaged to Brooke Hogan, daughter of the Hulkster. Apparently things didn't work out between Brooke and Bully Ray. Imagine that.
In any case, how'd you like to have this guy as your father-in-law?
24. Brooke Hogan (Phil Costa)
If you find yourself thinking, "hmm, Kaela Clawson...that name sound familiar," that probably because she and hubby Dan Carpenter were in the news recently. Carpenter, a place kicker, was cut by the Dolphins with his first child due any day, and he decided to wait until his wife had the baby before signing with another team.
Well she had the baby (a boy named Colby), then Carpenter bounced around from the Cardinals to the Jets before settling with the Bills and playing in their opener against the Pats.
In any case, Kaela is pretty. So there.
23. Kaela Clawson (Dan Carpenter)
Samantha Steele Ponder is definitely pretty, but there's no doubt her football expertise makes her even more attractive to the legions of fans who watch her on College Gameday every Saturday.
22. Samantha Steele Ponder (Christian Ponder)
Tony Romo really is unfairly criticized. I mean, the guy has a career 95.6 passer rating. That's good any way you cut it. But hey, at least he's got a beauty queen wife to comfort him when the haters are hating.
21. Candice Jeffries (Tony Romo)
Bengals All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green is engaged to Miranda Brooke here, who is apparently a recording artist with Def Jam. I say "apparently" because she's never had any big hits and doesn't have a wikipedia entry.
20. Miranda Brooke (A.J. Greene)
Even terrible NFL quarterbacks like Jay Cutler get hot (pseudo-celebrity) wives. It's not fair.
19. Kristin Cavallari (Jay Cutler)
Chantel is apparently Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's latest squeeze. However, we don't know if she's with him for his football skills or his rapping skills.
18. Chantel Jeffries (DeSean Jackson)
Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy certainly did alright for himself in the wife department. Ashely is definitely on the NFL WAG A-list.
17. Ashley Collier McCoy (Anthony McCoy)
Former Buffalo wide receiver (and current Brown) David Nelson did something every Redskins fan wishes one of their players did: snagged himself a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, then ran up and kissed her after scoring a touchdown against the Cowboys.
That's the stuff of legends right there. No wonder they are still together.
16. Kelsi Reich (David Nelson)
When he was the quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, Matthew Stafford probably had his pick of the cheerleaders. I'd say he chose very wisely. He and Kelly Hall are still together today, and she is pretty hot.
15. Kelly Hall (Matthew Stafford)
As you may know, Reggie Bush dated Kim Kardashian for a while. Judging by his current girlfriend and baby mama, Lilit Avagyan, he would rather they never broke up. Lilit looks an awful lot like Mrs. Kanya West, wouldn't you say?
14. Lilit Avagyan (Reggie Bush)
First his team signed Peyton Manning, then he got engaged to country pop singer Jessie James. I'd say 2012 was pretty kind to Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker.
(FYI, now Decker and James are officially hitched.)
13. Jessie James (Eric Decker)
Andrew Luck started dating gymnast and fellow student Nicole Pechanec at Stanford. For obvious reasons, he saw no need to seek an upgrade* after making the jump to the NFL. Ms. Pechanec is a first rate beauty.
*By the way, I don't advocate taking an "upgrade" philosophy when it comes to significant others. However, that does seem to be how it works with athletes and celebrities—achieve greater success, dump your girlfriend for someone hotter—so I'm just calling it like it is.
12. Nicole Pechanec (Andrew Luck)
Shenae Saifi is engaged to one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL. However, you'd never know it by taking a quick glance at her Twitter feed. Unlike many other sports wives, her world doesn't seem to revolved around her husband's career. I had to go all the way back to August 8 to confirm that she and Willis were, in fact, still together.
11. Shenae Saifi (Patrick Willis)
Courtney Eckhart and Niners running back LaMichael James met at Oregon and have been together ever since, through thick and thin. Awww.
10. Courtney Eckhart (LaMichael James)
Former Giant and current Falcon Osi Umenyora certainly has excellent taste in women. A few years ago he was dating Selita Ebanks. Now he's dating Miss Angola, Leila Lopes.
Nice work, Osi.
9. Leila Lopes (Osi Umenyora)
Think Anna Welker minded hubby Wes signing with the Broncos in the offseason? Please. The guy goes from Brady to Manning, and the high altitude makes her look even hotter.
Seriously, it's a scientific fact. Women are hotter at higher altitudes. Look it up.
8. Anna Burns Welker (Wes Welker)
Antonio Gates has had to spend his whole career in San Diego, where all his talent has pretty much gone to waste. However, this summer he married Sasha Dindayal, so at least that's some consolation.
7. Sasha Dindayal (Antonio Gates)
How can I put one of the world's biggest supermodels and probably the most famous WAG in the NFL all the way down at #6? Well, when you see the top five I think you'll understand.
6. Gisele Bundchen (Tom Brady)
We'd rather you go naked than wear anything. Sorry for the crass joke, but it's true. You are crazy hot.
5. October Gonzalez (Tony Gonzalez)
If you ever found yourself in the same zip code as one of Leonardo DiCaprio's ex-girlfriends you'd be one of the luckiest men on earth. So Browns tight end Jordan Cameron, who apparently is dating this Victoria's Secret Angel, is doing alright for himself.
4. Erin Heatherton (Jordan Cameron)
Who in the hell is Kasey Trione? Obviously a model, but aside from that I have no idea. What I do know is that she is a total smokescreen, and she is dating Saints wide receiver Lance Moore.
3. Kasey Trione (Lance Moore)
Lauren Tannehill bursted onto the NFL WAG scene last year and blew everybody away. This year? Yep, she's still pretty hot.
Congratulations, Ryan Tannehill. You are a lucky man.
2. Lauren Tannehill (Ryan Tannehill)
Kerry Washington has been around for years, but really only became a big star when she appeared in Django Unchained and the TV show Scandal. This summer she married 49ers All-Pro cornerback Nndami Asomugha, who is three years her junior.
You know what that means, of course. Kerry Washington isn't just the hottest WAG in the NFL. She's the hottest cougar as well.