The NFL has become a quarterback-driven league. Without a viable quarterback, there’s very little margin for error, and trying to win consistently like that is simply no longer a realistic option.
These days, Super Bowls are won exclusively by teams with capable quarterbacks.
This weekly series is designed to provide an updated power ranking of every starting quarterback in the NFL counting down from No. 32.
Each quarterback will be valued primarily on current performances and what he's been able to accomplish through the 2013 season rather than putting too much weight into previous years or unrealized potential.
Considering this is the first week of the season, we had to start somewhere. That means the reputations of these passers will be preceding them as we look ahead to the much-anticipated NFL season opener.