The 2011 NFL season proved to be a record-setting year for quarterbacks.
A record-tying 10 quarterbacks passed for more than 4,000 yards. It was the second time in three years (2009 was the other) that feat was accomplished. Three of them: Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Tom Brady (New England Patriots) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions), passed for more than 5,000 yards--which was also a first.
Before last season, only two other quarterbacks, Dan Marino (1984) and Brees (2008) hit the 5,000-yard plateau.
In an era where passing numbers are inflated, NFL quarterbacks are setting passing records at a phenomenal pace. Both league and team records have been obliterated by today's QBs. However, one question is always being asked throughout the league, and that is, who is the best quarterback in the game?
If you play fantasy football, choosing a top-notch signal-caller is a must. The elite QBs will always get picked within the top five, while everyone else gets picked whenever.
Every media outlet has their own ranking system of quarterbacks. But as always, each system will be scrutinized heavily.
At Bleacher Report, quarterback rankings will always be a big conversation. Every writer has his or her own system for how they rank QBs. Some readers will agree, and there are those who will disagree.
On the eve of the 2012 NFL season, I will attempt to rank every projected NFL opening day starter from No. 32 all the way down to No. 1.
Which quarterback is No. 1?
Find out in the following slideshow.