With only five weeks of football left in the regular season, this is shaping up to be a very exciting final stretch as teams are playing for the division and in some cases conference.
What we also have is the birth of a new generation of up-and-coming signal callers.
We have been blessed to see the likes of Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton and Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger in the past few years, but we have a new generation of signal callers led by NFL MVP candidates, Phillip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers and the Atlanta Falcon's Matt Ryan.
Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers promise to be the next-generation marquee names to keep a eye on.
One cannot also take notice of the fine jobs that NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year front-runners Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams and Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns have done for their bottom-feeding teams.
This is a QB Power Ranking based on grades through Week 12 of the NFL season.
The three factors they are graded on are:
Team Value - What the QB's value is to his team; factor's that are considered is the team's performance if the QB is injured, suspended, team record when the QB is in/out of the line-up, etc.
Body of Work - The QB's overall performance on the field, basically a performance measurement of yards, TD's, leadership.
Supporting Cast - This is measured on the skill players that the QB works with so the featured positions will be looked at is the QB's go-to RB, WR, TE and so on.
All factors will be given a +/- along with a number from one being the lowest to 10 being the highest, and all three factors will be used to weight the individual grade given to a QB.
Without further adieu, let's start with the Top NFL QB Thru Week 12 Ranking