Heading into the 2009 NFL season, there are seven or eight quarterbacks who are in the discussion to make the "top five" list in the NFC. This is one of the many reasons 2009 sets up as a very interesting fantasy football season.
One mistake I often see from fantasy owners is that they often rely too heavily on numbers from the year before to analyze what a player will do in the season to come. Beware to not miss the forest, for the trees.
One of the strongest quarterbacks not to make my top five is Jake Delhomme, who is pictured above. Without going into a full blown analysis and explanation of his merits, I will simply state—any time Steve Smith is your number one target, you have a good chance of putting up healthy numbers against any opponent.
Without further ado, here are the top five NFC quarterbacks for 2009. Let the discussion begin.