Last year was by far the best passing year in NFL history. Records were broken, and stats were unbelievably high. It sometimes looked like you were watching Madden instead of a real game.
For the first time ever, three quarterbacks threw for over 5,000 yards. Aaron Rodgers only played about 14.5 games, otherwise there would have been four of them.
It used to be that the ridiculous quarterback play came from the AFC, with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady leading the charge. Brady still had a fantastic year, but Manning was out for all of it, and the next-best AFC quarterback, Matt Schaub, missed a good bit of time due to injury.
Now, most of the big-time quarterbacks are in the NFC, and it is something to see. Quarterbacks that people don't even look at as good quarterbacks passed for well over 3,000 yards.
However, there is a select group that has completely set itself apart. Here are the top five quarterbacks in the NFC heading into this year.