Only about 100 hours stand between us and Super Bowl XLV, and chances are you've already analyzed this game every which way but Sunday. Well, maybe you’ve included Sunday in your analysis.
The NFL has evolved into even more of a quarterback's league over the last decade, and both teams—the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers—have two of the best in the league. But, how high do they rank…in this man’s opinion, of course?
There are several ways to go about such an analysis, and keep in mind that anybody who says that his/her ranking is completely objective is kidding himself. But obviously, a worthwhile opinion must be generated by some numbers, and I have attempted to do so without boring you with all the math.
What I am looking for is the answer to this question: If I were choosing one current NFL quarterback to build a team around for next season, who would I choose?
I’m not basing this on career achievement (although that Top 10 list is included as well) nor am I looking for which (young) QB may be the best to hold onto for the next five-plus seasons. Now obviously, track record means something, but if picking a franchise quarterback for one season, a three-tear track record is often as good as a 12-year one.
This list may also differ ever-so-slightly from my pick of the one quarterback I would pick to play for me if my life depended on it. That sounds too morbid, anyway.
So, please enjoy the show, see where I’ve placed Aaron, Ben, Tom, Peyton and others, and feel free to agree or disagree—preferably in a civil, but passionate fashion—at the conclusion.