The Top Three Quarterbacks in the NFL

Tebowarian By Tebowarian, 2nd Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Quarterbacks are not simply given the title elite, they must earn it. Find out which players are the top three quarterbacks in the NFL.

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1. Peyton Manning +3 Sure Manning is provided with one of the best receiving corps in the NFL, a somewhat average running game, and a fair O-line, but he helps to provide that overall group of good players with the opportunities to perform as great players. He has the ability to produce stats and dominate an opponent like no other player. Manning was a stat monster this season, breaking various NFL regular season records. Those stats, combined with Rodger's injury, were enough to boost Manning to #1. Below average to average offensive line, decent rushing attack, very good receiving corps. Offensive support for Manning, B+.

2. Aaron Rodgers -1 Even though I think that Rodgers is just a smidgen below Manning, that isn't to lessen anything that Rodgers does. In fact, in some respects, Rodgers is sometimes asked to do more than what Manning is asked to do. Rodgers molds poor O-line play, Eddie Lacy (somewhat of a revelation to the Packers in that they may finally have a competent running game), and very good receivers into a top 5 offense. Support to Rodgers, B-.

3. Tom Brady -1 While Brady did have many more struggles than he normally does, in some regards he still provided one of his best years at QB for the Patriots. Considering that Brady was behind a slightly above average offensive line, a mismatched group of running backs, and that he was at times throwing to receivers that I had never even heard of before, he provided a top-level QB performance. Normally the coach that each QB has does not have much of an impact on the grade for offensive support, but having Coach Belichick keeps Brady's offensive support grade above a D+ or D-. C-


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author avatar John Watson
29th Dec 2014 (#)

I think that Rodgers goes to the top of the list after this season.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
29th Dec 2014 (#)

You're spot on.

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