Debating the best of anything is going to generate tons of opinions and arguments. So what better way to do that then rank the the top NFL Quarterbacks.
This list will be list the TOP QB's currently in the NFL. I'll take into consideration, winning, stats, Superbowl rings, and Pro Bowls.
Obviously winning will be the number one criteria when listing these Quarterbacks. If a player doesn't win, but puts up good stats he will be listed low or perhaps off the list. So lets look at this list, shall we?
BTW , this is my first write up on here. Not sure I'm doing it right at all.
No denying Tom Brady here, as much as I don't like the Patriots, you have to respect Brady as a player. I could make a strong argument he is the greatest QB in the last 15 years.
Brady currently has 3 rings and if he would retire tomorrow, he's a HOF'er. Although he's almost 31 and has the bad knee now, it will be interesting to watch him attempt to perform at the high level New England fans are used to seeing.
If winning means everything in the NFL, clearly Ben Roethlisberger deserves to be listed towards the top. There aren't many QB's better at winning games.
Whether it's regular season or post season, Ben seems to find a way to win. Let's not forget Ben hasn't hit his prime yet, baring injury there's no reason Ben can't continue his success for another 5-10 years.
Roethlisberger, is only 27 and is essentially a Hall Of Famer. There's only few QB's with 2 rings who aren't in canton right now.
This could be the most controversial ranking in my list. But, he currently owns the most wins in first five pro seasons, and already has two rings.
I had to rank him higher than Peyton Manning because he's clearly younger, and has already won two super bowl rings. Manning until recently was a playoff choke artist.
Many of you might argue Ben choked in Superbowl XL, but remember how great he played leading up to this game.
If I were to take one of those QB's RIGHT NOW, and start a team I'd take Ben. Manning has had HOF WR and perennial Pro Bowler in Wayne.
Ben has Hines Ward, but he got Ward, when he was clearly past his prime. He has far less to throw to than Peyton and Brady.
The future Hall of Famer has all the numbers along with a ring. But until recently he was a choke artist, never winning the big game.
He has an outstanding win loss record, along with outstanding offense. He's been privileged to have a HOF wide out to throw to, for a number of years.
Perhaps Manning is so good, he made Harrison a HOF'er. All I do know is he's a talented QB and is on track to break all the QB records. So he's getting a No. 3 slot.
Drew Brees, 10 300+ Yd games in 2008. He's in his prime. Guy has been on some bad teams, but he took a horrible New Orleans team to the NFC Title game a year after the horrific hurricane, hit the area.
While Drew Brees doesn't have the big talented hall of fame receiver such as a Payton Manning or a Tom Brady, he seems to get the job done, and put up some godly stats along the way.
Sadly as long as he remains the QB of the Saints, I don't see him getting his Super Bowl ring, and this guy deserves one, not only a fantastic player, he's a class act.
Donavon McNabb makes this list for being a winner. While he's never won the Superbowl, he's been to one of them, and many NFC Championship games. He's a pro bowler just about every year, without the help at receiver.
Philly hates this guy, and I don't get it, half the league would kill to have a guy of his skill, starting for their team. He's getting ranked higher than Eli, because he has been winning longer, with clearly less talent at WR(besides T.O. for the short time).
I know Romo has only started for about three seasons. The guy puts up some good stats, but how much of those stats were because he's a good QB? Remember, he's had T.O. for every year he's been starting.
Based on Terrell Owens' track record on making QB's great, I can't list him any higher. We will find out this year how good Romo truly is.
The other thing that hurt his ranking on this list is, his ability to choke come December when team's need their QB's the most.
Eli Manning comes in at No. 7. He's a Super Bowl champion. His performance seemed to drop after Plaxico shot himself in the leg.
I like Eli, but he needs to show me he doesn't need Plax to help him be great, and return to a Super Bowl without him. The Giants weren't the same after Plax.
Philip Rivers is a great QB, obviously. He has little help at WR but a solid Offensive line and Solid Running back in LT, so he's been able to put some sweet stats up.
The thing that holds him back from placing higher, is the inability to win the Big games. He's been to 2 AFC Championships yet he's never broke through.
His team reminds be of the Steelers with Kordell Stewart, being able to get to the Championship game, but never breaking through.
All though Rivers is by far the more supiere QB, he can't be any higher, sorry Charger fans.
At number nine, I have Carson Palmer. He's had two pro- bowl WR's and a pro bowl RB in his time in Cinci. I know he's been injured, but I don't see him ever being the same QB again.
He had two exceptional years, the rest were average. He's made the playoffs one time. Yes, I know Bengal fans will say Cinci should have won that game if it wasn't for Kimo's hit. Let's not debate that, because we will never know.
Sadly, I see Palmer playing another five years at below average level, and never doing any damage come play off time, unless he's traded to another team.
Matt Hasselbeck comes in at 10. He's been a solid player throughout his career in Seattle. He's made it to the Superbowl once, and he appears in the pro bowl, what seems like every year.
One thing that hurt him here is he's had a Pro Bowl, and MVP running back in his prime, and really hasn't been as dominate as he has in the past without Alexander.
Plus he's losing his hair!