Today's NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and the talent under center is arguably better than it's ever been before.
When one truly considers the embarrassment of riches the NFL has at quarterback, it's easy to get excited for the 2012 NFL season.
Think back to last year. Drew Brees had one of the best years ever by a quarterback, but Aaron Rodgers was the MVP. Two NFL quarterbacks in league history had passed for 5,000 yards, but three did it in 2011. Matthew Stafford was one of the 5,000-yard passers, but saw his Pro Bowl spot go to the best-ever rookie passer, Cam Newton.
So, in this golden era of quarterback play, let's take a look at what the numbers should look like this season.
One note on the list: Each projection assumes a full season. Each of these is the calculation of the player if he wins the job in Week 1 and keeps his job (no matter how poor he plays) for 16 games. Yes, players will get injured and their numbers will suffer, but predicting injuries is a little morbid, no?
How will your team's quarterback fare in 2012?