Ranking the Remaining Quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Playoffs

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Ranking the Remaining Quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Playoffs
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There’s an interesting contrast between the eight quarterbacks who are still alive in the 2013 NFL playoffs.

On one hand, half of those passers are young guns. Neither Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson has been in the league for more than three years.

These four (along with RGIII) seem to comprise the future of the quarterback position. Athletic, strong-armed and eager to make a mark.

And on the other hand, we’ve got the veterans. All of Phillip Rivers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played football at its highest level for at least a decade.

Three of these four have all but secured busts in Canton, and Rivers’ career stats are nothing short of impressive. Each of this quartet’s career is closer to the end than the beginning and the realization that this may be their last best shot is setting in.

That being said, I actually found it much more difficult to rank the younger group in this list. I think that’s because we’ve yet to see the best they’ve got to offer. With none being older than 26, their career arcs are only moving up.

 

Ranking Criteria: This list was compiled with numerous factors considered. Chief among them were championships, wins and losses, statistics and in several instances, potential.

 

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