The NFL is a offensive minded game today. Offenses are built to pass, and defenses are built to defend it. Most offenses view the running game as secondary. Inside this slideshow, I will break down the top ten quarterbacks in the league today.
Coming off a 4,770 yard season, Schaub has proven himself elite with his precision passing and ability to read defenses. Although not equipped with a rocket arm, he is proven his ability with a 98.6 rating. Paired with Andre Johnson, he should be one of the top quarterbacks in the years to come.
Donovan McNabb, in his last season with Philly, passed for 3,553 yards and 22 touchdowns. Although his accuracy is declining slowly, he is still one of the elite today. His experience and his rocket arm should do wonders for the Redskins.
Tony Romo is coming off a career high 4,483 yards, and 26 touchdowns. Romo may appear to be a playoff choker, but what he did against Philly in the playoffs was good enough for me. His stats for the 2010 season will go through the roof because of the potent offense down in Dallas.
Philip Rivers is one of the elite quarterbacks in the league today. He ranks second in winning percentage (.719) behind Tom Brady. He passed for 4,254 yards and 28 touchdowns. Only thing from stopping Rivers from truly being elite is a Super Bowl ring. He should do quite well in 2010.
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself elite by being the only quarterback to have back to back 4,000 yard seasons and just being a dang good quarterback. He passed for 4,434 and throwing 30 touchdowns last season. He has done admirably well with Favre's shadow hanging over him.
Ben Roethlisberger is a great quarterback, no doubt about that one. He ranks 9th in all time passer ratings, and 8th in completion rate and has two Super Bowl rings to show for it.
His on-field achievements are dazzling, with Roethlisberger being in the league for 7 years. Last season, Roethlisberger passed for 4,328 yards, and 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He is truly elite, and there's no comparison.
It's just his off the field antics that get him in trouble.
Joe Flacco is elite, in my opinion. Coming off a 21 touchdown season, there is nowhere to go but up. Plus, he has Boldin and Mason.
For Favre to be even on here, it's truly amazing. Who would ever thought a 40 year old quarterback still be amazing in this day and age? I sure didn't. Coming off a 33 touchdown season and 4,202 yards, Favre is truly age-defying the quarterback position.
I know you what you are thinking, why isn't Peyton Manning number one? Well, I think he's a great quarterback, just a tad overrated. He is really something to watch because he can really break down a defense, and is like an offensive coordinator as a quarterback.
Drew Brees is the best quarterback, hands down. His accuracy and efficiency is outstanding. His ability to put the ball in difficult to reach passing lanes is amazing to watch. He may not have the numbers or statistical lines that Peyton Manning has, but what he does have is accuracy, which Manning has too, but an accuracy that is outer-worldly.