If you've been a football fan for a while, you've likely engaged at least once in the debate of "Who's the greatest quarterback of all-time?"
Was it Montana with all his rings?
What about Elway?
Depending on the logic you choose to use, all of those current or future Hall of Famers have exhibited a level of "greatness" that most quarterbacks can't come close to. Do you base your opinion on Super Bowls? How about winning percentage? Fourth quarter comebacks? What about quarterback rating, passing yards, or touchdowns?
Truth be told, there is no single formula that will ever remove the ambiguity of what one stat fans see as more important than another, but let's give it a shot anyway.
This season, a case can be made for as many as five or six quarterbacks as the league's best. Some quarterbacks are putting up record-breaking passing numbers, but their teams aren't winning. Others are averaging less than 200 passing yds per game but their teams are marching towards the playoffs.
So who are the best quarterbacks to this point in the 2010 season? Here are my top 10 based upon the following calculation:
Quarterback Rating + 3rd down conversion percentage x Wins + Yards passing per game