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Old 01-14-2012   #1
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Default Who are the League's Top 10 QBs?

With the emergence( non-chokence?) of TJ Yates, there has been a lot of discussion about how good(or bad) Matt Schaub is. So, I'm curious to see who everyone considers to be the league's elite passers going forward into 2012. Take into account any aspect of their game that you wish, passing ability, leadership, "clutch", messianic status; whatever.

Please include your top 10 with a brief justification for their ranking.

1. Aaron Rodgers
The NFL's most efficient passer, averaging 9.2 yards per pass attempt. Finished second in the NFL with 45 TD passes and 1st in QB rating(122.5).
2. Drew Brees
The League's record holder in total passing yardage with 5,476 at a very nice 8.3 yards per clip. It's hard to believe anyone could be better than Brees right now, but Rodgers is clearly playing on a completely different level from the league's more mortal passers.
3. Tom Brady
He's Tom Brady and his wife is hot. Oh, and if not for Brees coming out of his slump to kick the league passing record in the nuts, Brady would have.
4. Peyton Manning
The Forehead lives on; for now.
5. Matt Stafford
We've been waiting to see what this kid could do if he stayed healthy. Well 5,000 yards and 41 TDs later, now we know. It wasn't the most efficient or beautiful season, but the results speak for themselve's.
6. Eli Manning
Eli is closing in on his brother, even if it took The Forehead dropping off some to do it. He's now among the leagues top passers and carries the Giants' offense.
7. Matt Schaub
Despite a slightly down year, Schaub kept the offense rolling and was very efficient with his passing attempts, averaging 8.5 yards per attempt(3rd in the NFL). Schaub was key to a Houston Ball Control offense with excellent play on 3rd down to keep drives going and clock running.
8. Philip Rivers
After nearly falling off the edge of the universe early, Rivers pulled out a quality season finishing with 27 TDs. He could be lower, but past performance gives him the benefit of the doubt.
9. Ben Rapistberger
Roethlisberger's passing talent has been somewhat exposed recently with his mobility hampered by injuries, but it's exactly that mobility that makes him a special player. He's no Vick in that department, but his ability to extend plays until coverage breaks down is the key to the Steeler's big plays.
10. Tony Romo
If not for being a 4th quarter choke artist, Romo could be considered one of the NFL's elite QBs. As it stands, 10th is as high as I will go for a guy I don't trust with the game on the line.

Honorable Mention:
Matt Ryan 29 TDs 261 YPG 92.2 QBRating
Cam Newton 21 PTD 14 RTD 4,757 total yards; A star for the future.
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