NFL: Top 10 Quarterbacks Going Into The 2008 Season

Carter JohnsonContributor IMay 17, 2008

These are my Top 10 Quarterbacks in the NFL going into the 2008 season:

1)Tom Brady

2)Peyton Manning

3)Carson Palmer

4)Ben Roethlisberger

5)Drew Brees

6)David Garrard

7)Matt Hasselbeck

8)Tony Romo

9)Eli Manning

10)Derek Anderson


Tom Brady deserves number one. With the record-breaking MVP season last year, he is the incumbent number one. His wide receiving corps is still intact with Moss, Welker, and Gaffney still on the roster.  Also, along with a pretty good offensive line, Brady has a chance to deliver again. Yes, Brady did get sacked a plethora of times in the Superbowl. but throughout the year they were solid.

There is not much difference between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. They both have been the league MVP and won a Superbowl. Peyton is a great, instinctive quarterback with a laser arm. Just like Brady, his receiving corps is still intact with Harrison, Wayne, and Gonzalez coming off a great rookie season. The sky is the limit for this team.

Now comes the difficult part of the judgment. After Brady and Manning there is a drop off. The person I think is next is Carson Palmer. He is a great quarterback with a huge arm and did well last season after the terrible knee injury he suffered. The only concern I have is that the receiving corps is in disarray. With Chad Johnson in a stand off with the club and TJH thinking about holding out this could be a tough year.

Roethlisberger could take Palmer's spot on my list if they wide receiver crisis for the Bengals does not straighten out. Roethlisberger is a big strong guy that has very good accuracy and can carry his team. His first year in the league he set a league record of 13 wins leading the team to a 15-1 record but lost in the playoffs. He also has a ring from Superbowl XL.

Drew Brees had a great first year with the New Orleans Saints with the surprising star of Marques Coslton but had a so-so year last year. Look for him to come back in 2008 with the help of Reggie Bush and Marques Coslton continuing to get better.

Once you get past number five things get very difficult. Donovan McNabb and Vince Young could crack the list but these are the ones I like. Derek Anderson took and okay Browns team and made it great. David Garrad is becoming a great Quarterback that could take the Jags very far. I'm not sold on the second of the Manning brothers but since he won the Superbowl I had to put him somewhere on the list.

These choices are only my opinion and I would like to know what you think. Please comment or leave feedback if you want.