NFL's Top-Five Quarterbacks for the '08-'09 Season

tee polkAnalyst IJuly 28, 2008

Here is a look at the top-five NFL quarterbacks that will have a huge impact for their team this season.

1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Say what you want to say about Brady, but for the past couple of seasons, he has been the best quarterback in this league. Even though he—and his team—was destroyed by the Giants in the Super Bowl, expect Brady to have a strong season and try to take his Pats back to the Bowl.


2. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts

Yeah, Peyton may have watched his little brother win the Super Bowl last season, but this guy is still one of the most elite QBs in the game today. Manning is probably the smartest quarterback that the NFL has ever seen because of his awareness and playcalling in a no-huddle offense.

Manning is No. 2 on my board because for some reason he seems to be overshadowed by Brady whenever they play. And Brady has three rings to Manning's one, so that makes him better than Manning.


3. Eli Manning, New York Giants

A lot of people may not agree with this one, but who cares. Over the last three weeks of last year's season, this guy was on his game like no other quarterback in the NFL, and he simply showed a lot of poise against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Eli may have been doubted his whole career in New York, but what can you say about him now? He is a champion. He may, someday, be better than his brother!!


4. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

Romo is probably the most talented quarterback in the NFC, but he still has to overcome the obstacle of winning a playoff game in his tenure as the QB for America's team.

Romo definitely has a chip on his shoulder coming into this season after receiving a pretty hefty contract during last season. I really wanted to rank Romo ahead of Eli, but until he gets the job down in Big D, Romo will only be known as a legend or a failure, and trust me, failure is not an option—especially when you date a hottie like Jessica Simpson!


5. David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars

This may be a surprise to some, but Garrard is a true baller. Just look at the record the Jaguars produced last season. And who could forget that upset of the Steelers in the playoffs.

Garrard just inked a new deal this offseason and is now letting the fans in Jacksonville forget all about Byron Leftwich, but this guy takes the fifth spot over Caron Palmer, Drew Brees, Matt Hasselbeck, and Vince Young because he is destined for stardom.