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  • 08/19/2011, 10:37AM ET

Top Ten Quarterbacks in the NFL, current.

(Un) (93-18-8) vs Rudedog: Believe The Hype (370-317-81)
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1. Tom Brady is coming off an MVP season, the 2nd of his career. He's surpassed Peyton Manning's career passer rating (95.2 for Brady, 94.9 for Manning). With a 3 Super Bowl ring tie-breaker.

2. Peyton Manning is coming off a bad season. But has more MVPs (4) than Aaron Rodgers has seasons starting (3).

3. Aaron Rodgers has the stats and is coming off a Super Bowl win.

4. Drew Brees is coming off a "bad season" where he led the NFL in completion %. Also has a ring.

5. Ben Roethlisberger has 2 SB wins, 3 appearances. Holds a 92.5 career passer rating despite playing behind a less than mediocre offensive line.

6. Philip Rivers has a better stat sheet than any current ringless quarterback.

7. Michael Vick has had one monster season.

8. Matt Ryan holds a 33-13 record as a starter. Promising young QB who limits interceptions.

9. Joe Flacco has improved statistically each season in the league. He's also won at least one playoff game each season.

10. Tony Romo has a top five all-time passer rating. If he played better in the postseason he'd be ranked a lot higher.


I agree with your first 4 choices. Rodgers hasn't done what Brady and Manning have done for years.

As for the rest, well it looks a little something like this

5. Philip Rivers - He may be a crybaby, but he's easily one of the best QBs in the league. Can you name me one WR outside of Vincent Jackson that Rivers has had in his tenure in San Diego? I can't either

6. Ben Roethlisberger - As a pure QB, he's nothing special. But he's a winner. This comes down to how much you value winning. He finds ways to do it, but is never flashy about it.

7. Matt Schaub - I'm a fan of consistency. A big fan of it. This is why I can't put Vick ahead of Schaub right now. Vick had a good 3/4ths of a year. Schaub has had 2 straight 4000 yard seasons

8. Michael Vick - Despite his one-year wonder, he still had an insane year. He instantly launched himself into the top 10 rankings on that year alone. Now the question is can he sustain that level

9. Matt Ryan - Matty Ice has come into the league on fire. He's not been sensational, but he's young.

10. Tony Romo - If he wasn't coming off an injury, he'd be borderline top 5.


"name me one WR outside of Vincent Jackson"

If you think Rivers has lacked receiving weapons then you've forgotten about Antonio Gates, LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles and the 6'5 Malcolm Floyd.

Roethlisberger vs Rivers
Before you go handing Rivers the edge on stats, consider this: Roethlisberger has posted a 97.0 or higher passer rating in five separate seasons. That's more times than Rivers.

Rivers' 3-4 (42.9%) postseason record does not come close to Roethlisberger's 10-3 (76.9%). And Roethlisberger proved his clutch factor on his 78-yard game winning drive in Super Bowl 43.

The stats are close. The trophy case is not. Rivers need a ring before he can move higher on this list.

Matt Schaub
I omitted Schaub for two reason:

1. He's never reached the postseason and has a 25-31 (44.6%) record as a starter. Make whatever excuses for him you want, he needs to at least reach the postseason once to break into the top ten.

2. Andre Johnson pumps up Schaub's stat sheet much like Randy Moss did for Daunte Culpepper. For example, Sage Rosenfels didn't have much trouble racking up yards and touchdowns in 2007 & 2008 when Schaub was injured.

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August 19, 2011  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How can Aaron Rodgers not be #1?!?!?!

XD

August 19, 2011  10:57 AM ET

your rankings suck just because a QB has a ring doesnt make them good Kyle Boller got a ring with the ravens so why isnt he on here Rings dont mean anything, Eli has a ring but isnt better then any of these QB's other then Romo so your adding of rings into the equation is ridiculous

August 19, 2011  10:59 AM ET

I would put Rivers in the 10 slot , but great list

August 19, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How can Aaron Rodgers not be #1?!?!?!

Because Un has a functioning brain!

August 19, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

your rankings suck just because a QB has a ring doesnt make them good Kyle Boller got a ring with the ravens so why isnt he on here Rings dont mean anything, Eli has a ring but isnt better then any of these QB's other then Romo so your adding of rings into the equation is ridiculous

What would your rankings be?

August 19, 2011  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

your rankings suck just because a QB has a ring doesnt make them good Kyle Boller got a ring with the ravens so why isnt he on here Rings dont mean anything, Eli has a ring but isnt better then any of these QB's other then Romo so your adding of rings into the equation is ridiculous

Only idiots bring up the Kyle Boller argument in this discussion. Can you really not see why his situation doesn't apply? Confucius would have a lot of fun with you.

August 19, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

your rankings suck just because a QB has a ring doesnt make them good Kyle Boller got a ring with the ravens so why isnt he on here Rings dont mean anything, Eli has a ring but isnt better then any of these QB's other then Romo so your adding of rings into the equation is ridiculous

Kyle Boller got a ring? News to me.

August 19, 2011  11:08 AM ET

I would put Kolb ahead of Vick.

August 19, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Kyle Boller got a ring? News to me.

As a backup QB.

August 19, 2011  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

your rankings suck just because a QB has a ring doesnt make them good Kyle Boller got a ring with the ravens so why isnt he on here Rings dont mean anything, Eli has a ring but isnt better then any of these QB's other then Romo so your adding of rings into the equation is ridiculous

I didn't place Eli Manning on my list.

August 19, 2011  11:11 AM ET

1 Brady: no need to explain, (un) did a good job.
2 Hoyer: He would be recognized but he is the backup and is too good to trade away to a competitor
3 Mallett: He's third string behind the 2 best quarterbacks, and is great.
4 Cassel: Former Patriot who is doing great elsewhere
5 Ryan: BC Grad who is one of the best in football
6 Edelman: is playing WR because the 3 best QBs in football are on his team, but would be starting for 29 other teams

The rest of the top 10 is a tier or 2 down.

August 19, 2011  11:13 AM ET

Good list by left, I would flip# 8 and# 10, but that may be Homer talking.

August 19, 2011  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

As a backup QB.

Boller was drafted in 2003, AFTER the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

August 19, 2011  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Boller was drafted in 2003, AFTER the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

So we're guessing larrylegend was referring to Trent Dilfer?

August 19, 2011  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How can Aaron Rodgers not be #1?!?!?!

Ha-ha-ha.

August 19, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

So we're guessing larrylegend was referring to Trent Dilfer?

Dammit. In my haste to insult the guy I didn't even realize.

August 19, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Good list by left, I would flip# 8 and# 10, but that may be Homer talking.

D'OH!

August 19, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Kyle Boller got a ring? News to me.

Maybe the fella that said that was thinking of Trent Dilfer?

 
August 19, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

So we're guessing larrylegend was referring to Trent Dilfer?

One would assume.

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