Another NFL season has come to a close. After the Baltimore Ravens staved off a feverish comeback from the San Fransisco 49ers, Joe Flacco was named the game's MVP (the 26th quarterback to win the award) and was handed the keys to a brand new Corvette Stingray.
With Flacco taking home the MVP award, it now raises the debate of whether Flacco joins the group of elite quarterbacks. But whether Flacco is or isn't elite does not fully answer the question. Does Flacco's performance merit him a spot among the best quarterbacks in the NFL? And who is the best quarterback in the NFL right now?
Here is the ranking of all 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. The criteria was based mostly on statistics (courtesy of ESPN.com) from the 2012 season plus the player's potential for next season.