The 5 "Elite" Quarterbacks in the NFL 2011

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When talking NFL quarterbacks, the word "elite" gets thrown around. Is this QB elite or isn't he? How many elite quarterbacks are there? What makes a quarterback truly elite? 

For me, my criteria for calling a quarterback elite is simple. Elite quarterbacks should have good stats, which includes good yards per attempt, completion percentage and quarterback rating, along with touchdown to interception ratio. 

Along with stats, elite quarterbacks should win games and have success in the playoffs. I know it's a team game, but take a look at the previous Super Bowl teams since 2003; they all had franchise quarterbacks, with the exception of the 2006 Chicago Bears.

Having a good quarterback automatically gives your team a big advantage, especially in today's pass-first NFL.

Some quarterbacks come close but are missing a key ingredient. They either have good stats but no playoff wins or have played poorly in the playoffs. Or they have a ring, but can't put together good stats on a consistent basis.

So without further ado, here are my five elite quarterbacks.  

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