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Top 5 Current NFL Quaterbacks

Posted on: October 8, 2009 7:02 pm
 

Being a starting NFL quarterback pays off huge for you in the financhial aspect of life, however, it is a really tough job and when your not performing at a high level, you better be prepared to warm the bench, or be traded.

I narrowed the list of elite current quarterbacks in the NFL down to 5. Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, and Eli Manning are the 5 quarterbacks that I personally think are the top 5 in the NFL. Tell me who you think is the best quarterback in the NFL, and i will count up the votes that each respective quarterback gets.

Peyton Manning- 3 MVPs, 1 Super Bowl Ring and a whole nuch of tremendous seasons has Manning in my top 5. Manning can make every throw, and his leadership and competitiveness make him an elite football player. Manning will have another great season in 2009, and I think he will win 1 or 2 more MVP awards before he retires.

Drew Brees-  Drew Brees is the ideal stat-stuffer quarterback. After leading the NFL in passing yards a season ago Brees deserves to be mentioned with the names of Manning and Brady. Brees is a gun slinger who doesn't have the tools that Manning and Brady have, however, he still puts up jaw-dropping numbers.

Tom Brady- Tom Brady isn't having the type of season he had in 2007, but people are forgetting that he is coming off a severe injury, and by week 6 you will see him playing like the "07" Brady. Brady is still an elite quarterback, because he still has the physical tools that he always had, its just he needs to get back into a comfort zone.

Phillip Rivers- Phillip Rivers had a huge season in 08 tying the NFL lead with touchdown passes, and leading the league in quarterback rating. He recently just signed a 6 year deal that will keep him in San Diego for several more years. He fits perfectly in that system over there. Rivers seems to play great in the California weather, and you will see another huge season out of him in 09. This guys will be an elite quarterback for years to come.

Eli Manning- Eli Manning always has been in the shadow of his older brother Peyton, however, after the past couple season Eli has shown us that he can play quarterback very well in the NFL. Eli is off to a huge start in 2009, and to be honest that is why I have him in my top 5 NFL quarterbacks. You can argue that Kurt Warner or Tony Romo, or Ben Roethlisberger belong in here, but I think Eli is going to be an MVP type QB for several years to come. He is in the consideration early for the 2009 NFL MVP and he deserves it. He has a higher passing than all 3 of those other great quarterbacks that I mentioned earlier in this paragraph. Eli Manning is a top 5 QB in my mind.

What do you think???

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2010 6:33 pm
 

Top 5 Current NFL Quaterbacks

With such a subjective category I guess we need to be a little more specific on what we are looking at.  This year the five best quaterbacks in the NFL are Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Philp Rivers, Aaron Roger and Ben Roethlisberger in that order.  That is by quarterback rating.  What five quarterbacks would you I want playing for me in the playoffs as we speak?  Brady, Manning, Favre, Rivers and Roethlisberger in that order.  Brady equals superbowls.  Manning is "Mr. Consistant".  Favre has the experience and the second best passer rating in football.  Rivers has gotten better every year and now he doesn't just make sure he doesn't lose the game, he can win them. Roethlisberger looks so good in the playoffs.  He has won games with a less talented team than their opponents. 



Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2010 1:48 pm
 

Top 5 Current NFL Quaterbacks

1. Manning
2. Brees
3. Rivers
4. Farve
5. Schaub

This is the order i think the qb's should finish this year. I know Brady is not in there but Schaub had a way better year this year. Next year will be a few changes and it will be a very exiting year.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2009 7:35 pm
 

Top 5 Current NFL Quaterbacks

I agree with  Peyton Manning first, however I think Tom Brady should be third, with Drew Brees second. In addition, Brett Favre 4th was a surprise to me, I know he is playing good but I think Eli Manning is a better quarterback than him at this point in his career. Let's not forget about how enduring a 16 game season can be be to a seasoned veteran like Favre. Eli is much younger therefore, a 16 game season doesn't affect him like it will affect Favre. I agree with Phillip Rivers as well, Rivers is a tremendous quarterback and his fiery passion is great for the Chargers.

Very solid list though BucFan.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2009 7:11 pm
 

Top 5 Current NFL Quaterbacks

  1. Peyton Manning
  2. Tom Brady
  3. Drew Brees
  4. gulp... Brett Favre
  5. Phillip Rivers


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