gpngc's NFL QB Rankings
Now that the season is over, here are my rankings for top QBs in the NFL. This is extremely subjective, obviously.
35% 2012 performance
15% Career performance to date
10% Projected career performance (trajectory/upside)
8% Raw arm talent (5% accuracy/touch, 3% pure arm strength)
8% Decision-making/ability to read and manipulate coverages
8% Team success
8% Intangibles/leadership qualities/making those around him better
3% Mobility within the pocket/scrambling ability
3% Clutch history
2% Ability as a runner
2% Durability (I assume every player is healthy for this list)
*When you add everything up together the question that this list answers is this: Which QB would you rather have right now, today, to play one game, assuming full health and ideal circumstances in terms of offense and supporting cast for that player. How much time to prepare, what exactly the made up opponent would be, and if the question is changed to 'for one full season' should not affect the ranking.
1) Aaron Rodgers
2) Peyton Manning
3) Tom Brady
4) Drew Brees
5) Ben Roethlisberger
6) Eli Manning
7) Joe Flacco
8) Matt Ryan
9) Andrew Luck
10) Colin Kaepernick
11) Robert Griffin III
12) Cam Newton
13) Russell Wilson
14) Matthew Stafford
15) Philip Rivers
16) Jay Cutler
17) Tony Romo
18) Matt Schaub
19) Sam Bradford
20) Andy Dalton
21) Josh Freeman
22) Carson Palmer
23) Ryan Tannehill
24) Ryan Fitzpatrick
25) Michael Vick
26) Alex Smith
27) Brandon Weeden
28) Kevin Kolb
28) Christian Ponder
29) Mark Sanchez
30) Matt Flynn
31) Matt Moore
32) Jake Locker
33) Chad Henne
34) Ryan Mallett
35) Nick Foles
36) Blaine Gabbert
37) Jamarcus Russell
38) Tim Tebow
*Backups with no realistic chance at a starting job or trade are not ranked (Shaun Hill, Bruce Gradkowski, etc.)
It's a fair ranking of Bradford, 19th is about right. +REP for you good sir.
I think Russell Wilson needs to be higher on your list personally.
Team success really hurt Stafford :/
Based on your own criteria it doesn't make any sense to have Manning ranked above Brady. Their 2012 season was at worst equal, with Brady a little better. Their careers are at worst equal with Brady a little bit better. And being a year and half younger, Brady should clearly have the better upside. So Brady is at worst tied in the top two, better in the third, and in the rest there's hardly a difference, with Brady slightly winning the few where there is. Following your own ranking system, it's ridiculous to have Peyton above Brady..
Cutler at 16 isn't so bad since I consider 7-17 on that list to be clumped together fairly closely. I don't think there's any doubt that Cutler should be higher than Rivers, and there are a couple others I would bump him ahead of, but whatever, it's all nitpicking.
I think this list is pretty good, considering how hard it is to separate between a lot of the QBs. I would probably make some minor adjustments here and there, but no big jumps up or down the list. good job compiling it.
Mark Sanchez ahead of anyone after the season he just put up? Please.
No Chiefs QB on the list? Seems about right.
More evidence the Chiefs need to draft a QB #1 even if he really grades out as only a mid first rounder.
I like that Luck/CK/RG3/Newton/Russell Wilson are all smushed together.
It will interesting to see how this list shakes out the next 10 years.
I decided to use your criteria to create my own top list. The only difference is I replaced Russell with Cassel. Rating is out of 100.
The only flaw I see on your list is Colin Kaepernick being in the top 10 after just seven regular season starts and three in the playoffs. That's just too small of a sample for me.
how did 2012 hurt ben a lot? before he dislocated a rib he was 17/3 TD/INT, he was surgical and then got hurt.
5 is right around where he should be, not that 6 is ridiculous but a lot of people dont realize how good he was the last 2 years until he hurt his ankle in 11 and his rib/shoulder in 12
which is why im still for drafting oline high lol
Makes sense, i do not think flacco and ryan belong in front of him, but i see why they are, at least for now. Hopefully we can get a full season out of him next year, the oline is much improved we just need to address WR and i think hes got several more strong seasons and playoff pushes ahead of him.
flacco riding high off of the big playoffs and superbowl win, id be fairly surprised if that holds up consistently though
Kap over RGIII & Cam? If the Niners had Cam they'd be two time Super Bowl champions by now.
Pretty good list, and here's the thing: performances change all the time.
Guys will move up and down all the time. Philip Rivers was a top-5 QB for sure about 3, 4 years ago, consistently great. Now many y'all treat him like... Josh Freeman.
Just because a guy is a rookie, or has only 10 starts, doesn't mean they aren't as good as someone who's in their 6th or 8th year. I have no problem seeing Kaepernick, RG3, Wilson, Tannehill, or Luck rated higher than vets.
Here's the key question I wanted to -wait for it- start a thread asking (but there are already so many other QB threads right now, I held off :o)
Who is the 5th best QB in the NFL right now?
The top 4 seem pretty unanymous here as well as from Mike & Mike, Jaws, Hasselbeck, etc.
Who is the 5th best QB?
Super Joe Flacco
Rob Griffin III
I think the first 3 guys on there each have valid cases.
Flacco (playoff record is fantastic, unprecidented to win a playoff game in first 5 seasons plus a Super Bowl in a run where he was Joe Montana perfect).
Big Ben & Eli both have 2 rings already.
BR was having a great season this year until I traded for him in FFB and got him hurt.
Eli has done it twice.
Then the next tier are those young guns who are great.... but can they sustain the greatness? I'm sure one or two of them will....
Romo has put up some great numbers, but he's the Romo-coaster.
Eli is obviously in the top 5 QBs in the NFL. Big Ben at 6. Flacco's probably leading the rest of the pack in 7th. Then it gets really messy. You've got your inconsistently awesome, like Cutler and Stafford, your very good on a good team but not greats, like Ryan, Schaub, Dalton and Romo, and your up n comers like Luck, Bob, Russell, Cam and Tannehill.
Pretty good list. I always like to see how others teams' fans view Romo. He just makes me smh because there are stretches throughout the season where he plays up to that Eli and Ben level only to fail in grand fashion when the lights turn bright. The curious case of Tony Romo.
Anyway, here's mine:
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Tom Brady
3. Peyton Manning
4. Drew Brees
5. Eli Manning
6. Ben Roethlisberger
7. Matt Ryan
8. Joe Flacco
9. Matthew Stafford
10. Cam Newton
11. Colin Kaepernick
12. Andrew Luck
14. Tony Romo
15. Russell Wilson
16. Jay Cutler
17. Matt Schaub
18. Philip Rivers
19. Andy Dalton
20. Michael Vick
21. Carson Palmer
22. Josh Freeman
23. Sam Bradford
I like Romo. And you could argue him over Rivers or Cutler or Stafford.
But no one in their right mind would take him over Wilson considering what we know about each player lol.
It's a pretty solid list. I'd have Eli at 5 instead of 6, and I'd rate Wilson higher, but I can't hate on that list. Well done.
Awesome job on that list.
Now do it with the incoming rookies! ;)
If I need one quarterback to win a game for me tomorrow, I'm not picking Aaron Rodgers. He is statistically great in the regular season with an arsenal of weapons around him, but I wouldn't characterize him as a "big game" QB. He and the Packers had a phenomenal run in 2010 on their way to the Super Bowl, but outside of that he has been very similar to Peyton Manning in terms of playoff success (1-3) and that lone victory came against a Joe Webb led Vikings squad. I'm not hating on Aaron, just pointing out the facts.
I'd still take Tom Brady before anyone else.
So far not so good though...
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