The McNabb trade shakes up the rankings a bit.
1. Aaron Rodgers—Does damage with both his arm and his feet, which gives him a leg up on his competition.
2. Drew Brees—Year after year he puts up gaudy numbers.
3. Peyton Manning—You’d think he’d slow down at some point, but that hasn’t been the case.
4. Philip Rivers—Now that LT is gone, there’s no question they are a pass-first team.
5. Tom Brady—Another year removed from the knee injury.
6. Tony Romo—He’s averaged 29 TDs over the past three years.
7. Matt Schaub—Injury concerns keep him from being any higher. When he is healthy, look out.
8. Brett Favre—The grandpa still has game…if he chooses to come back.
9. Matt Ryan—Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez give him a nice 1-2 punch.
10. Kevin Kolb—I know he’s unproven, but he’s accurate and has good, young weapons.
11. Donovan McNabb—He doesn’t have the weapons in Washington, but he always seems to find a way to make it work.
12. Joe Flacco—With Anquan Boldin added to his arsenal, Flacco should be a legitimate No. 1 QB.
13. Ben Roethlisberger—If he can avoid jail time (and a suspension) he’ll likely move up. That risk keeps him out of the top 12.
14. Eli Manning—I think they’ll run more than last year, but Eli should still have a solid year with his weapons. Amazing the difference a year makes.
15. Alex Smith—Michael Crabtree should only be better. Plus, Vernon Davis is a beast.
16. Carson Palmer—Antonio Bryant and Chad Johnson form a nice duo. He’d be higher if he didn’t have to face Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice.
17. Jay Cutler—They haven’t added him any pieces, but Cutler still has the ability to put up big numbers on occasion.
18. Matt Leinart—This is his last chance to make something for himself. Money will motivate.
19. Vince Young—More of a winner than a fantasy QB. He’ll have his moments.