Sports fans love lists and rankings.
They create debate and allow us to compare players, teams, and coaches of past and present generations.
Some of the most popular rankings in the world of NFL fans revolve around quarterbacks, receivers, and runningbacks. With that in mind BleacherReport.com is going to have a weekly power ranking for each position.
The biggest difficulty in creating a ranking is determining the criteria used.
Should the list be based on the 10 quarterbacks someone would select to start a franchise?
If that's the case then players like Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco become top-5 quarterbacks because of their age and tremendous upside.
What happens if the list is based on this year only?
Then obviously someone like Brett Favre could could rise to the top.
This list is not going to be so cut and dried.
First, I am going to take into account how well the quarterback is going to play, which is obviously a projection.
The second thing to consider is the track record of the player. This means Drew Brees is going to receive some major bonus points.
And the final factor is the current state of the quarterback, which takes into account a quarterback being injured, suspended, or having some major question lingering. This means a player like Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Favre are not going to be on the list even though both are top-10 quarterbacks.
It's difficult to put Big Ben on the list when he's not going to be playing for four weeks.
As for Favre, how can I put him on the list right now when there are still questions about his ankle and his playing ability considering he missed a lot of the preseason?