2011 NFL Predictions: Top 10 Quarterbacks at Season's End

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIAugust 31, 2011

2011 NFL Predictions: Top 10 Quarterbacks at Season's End

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    The NFL has basically played the quarterback shuffle this past offseason between trades and contract extensions. The preseason has given everyone a taste of what their teams may be like this fall, and with the regular season right around the corner, playoffs are already on people's minds.

    So which quarterbacks will come out on top, and which ones will just miss the cut? 

Michael Vick

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    The Philadelphia Eagles just granted Michael Vick's wish with a six-year, $100 million contract.

    Now that the pressure is on him to play and financial worries are on the way out the door, Vick will return to the glory he was before the dog-fighting. 

Josh Freeman

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    Last year, Josh Freeman showed he would not go down without a fight. This preseason has been a little difficult for the third-year QB, but that doesn't mean he isn't trying.  

    The Bucs are young all around, but Freeman has the goods to get them through the NFC South and leave happy thoughts in the minds of Bucs fans everywhere. 

Sam Bradford

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    Last season he looked the best out of any other QB in his draft class, and this year Bradford will only continue to get better.  

    People maybe have been impressed last season, but his accuracy and drive will only make them even more thrilled by the end of the season. 

Philip Rivers

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    The Chargers' offense scored the second-most points in 2010, led by Philip Rivers.

    The team as a whole may not be the best at the end of the season (really depending on the defense), but Rivers just keeps getting better. 

Aaron Rodgers

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    The reigning Super Bowl champion will continue to dominate this season. Aaron Rodgers has a style of play that is sure to propel him to the top of the charts for many years to come. 

Joe Flacco

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    Joe Flacco's playing is similar to a roller coaster, always up and down.  

    However, he has a powerful team behind him, which may prove to be what Flacco needs to propel the Ravens through the playoffs. 

Matt Ryan

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    The Falcons QB demonstrated last season that he has what it takes to play in the big leagues.  

    They faced a devastating loss against Green Bay in the NFC Championship, but that will only make Ryan work harder this season to bring that title to Atlanta.  

Drew Brees

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    Drew Brees powered New Orleans to the Super Bowl two years ago, and his energy is still thriving. Brees is a crowd favorite and will continue to please Saints fans all season. 

Tom Brady

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    While he suffered some injuries last year, Tom Brady is back and ready to do what he does best—win.  

    The Patriots are sure to be back on top with Brady back and healthy this fall. 

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Ben Roethlisberger

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    Big Ben may not have come through in the Super Bowl, but he rarely lets his team down. Roethlisberger has been through the ringer for off-field activities, but never lets it affect him during a game—which is why Steeler Country loves him so much. 

Who Missed the Cut?

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    Jay Cutler is a great quarterback, but with no offensive line, he doesn't have much hope of being one of the top 10 at the end of the season.

    Matt Stafford also has the goods to do big things, but that is only if he can avoid injuries.