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Old 02-26-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Offseason Rankings - QB

Its the off-season - the official time of unofficial rankings.

Thought i'd start with the most important position - Quarterback.

1. Tom Brady - I dont think that there can be much doubt that TB is the standard bearing QB in the NFL at this time. Spent most of this season keeping his team afloat with the Patriots having alot of problems running the ball - (24th rated running attack) and keeping the ball out their endzone, especially through the air ( 31st ranked pass D).

Led his team to the playoffs, where he improved his playoff record to a phenomonal 10-0 before succumbing to his first mediocre post season performance against the the Broncos (20/36 341yds 1TD/ 1INT) - but if the truth be told the problem lay more with his butter-fingered teammates who coughed the ball up 3 times at crucial moments.

2. Ben Roethlisberger - A couple of games out injured showed the doubters just how important Big Ben is to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Flourished under a more pass oriented offense this year - putting up some decent numbers in the regular season.
However, the post-season is where Ben finally made his step up to the 'Elite' category of NFL QB's -

- Shredding the Bengals for 3TD's and 208yds for a 148.7 passer rating
- Making the key throws in the Indy dome to the tune of 2TD/s and 197 yds
- Putting the highly rated Denver D to the sword for 275yds and 2 TD (rating 124.9)

His one weak passing game came in the SB - but its a team game - and his team owed him a few big plays from previous rounds.

3. Jake Delhomme - A reputation for inconsistency has always plagued Jake - but the facts remain - this guy plays his best ball in the playoffs. A superb Carolina SB comeback was engineered by his pin point deep throws and kept his previously out-matched team in the game until the dying seconds.

4. Carson Palmer - Already one of the best pure passers in the game. Plenty of help from a loaded offensive unit - from the outstanding O-Line, to the RB's and WR's. But Palmer, in his short career, has been force to play with a pretty poor Defensive unit - most games ending in shootouts. If he can make a full recovery from his knee injury I expect to see the Bengals continue to progress to the big game over the next couple of years.

5. Peyton Manning - Copybook passing mechanics. When not put under pressure Peyton is arguably the most dangerous QB in the NFL. However, has found the playoffs a step too far all of his professional career - specialises in routs but finds it tough if he is knocked out of 'Plan A' - a common occurence for QB's in the post season.

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I'd like to hear who everyone else has as their Top5 current NFL QB's and maybe a little bit about why you rate them highly.

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Old 02-26-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

I love Ben, don't get me wrong. But, I don't think he's 2nd best in the league.


1) Peyton Manning

2) Carson Palmer

3) Tom Brady

4) Matt Hasselbeck

5) Drew Brees
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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

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I love Ben, don't get me wrong. But, I don't think he's 2nd best in the league.


1) Peyton Manning

2) Carson Palmer

3) Tom Brady

4) Matt Hasselbeck

5) Drew Brees
Ew...this is tough

1) Peyton Manning
2) Tom Brady
3) Carson Palmer
4) Ben Roethlisberger
5) Drew Brees
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

1. Tom Brady

2. Carson Palmer

3. Peyton Manning

4. Drew Brees

5. Matt Hassleback

In most people's top five and he still wont' get resigned. Amazing.
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LITP, i cant argue with a thing you said!
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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

1. Tom Brady
2. Peyton Manning
3. Carson Palmer
4. Matt Hasselbeck
5. Ben Roethlisberger
6. Drew Brees

But the one quarterback that I would love to have had on our team in his prime, Brett Favre.
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:53 PM   #7
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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

I appreciate the Steelers fans here not being homers and putting Ben R at No.1.

Drew Brees has a big contender for top 5 duty - but ultimately results and post-season play have to be factored into the equation.

Looks like he wont be achieving any of these goals at San Diego, which I feel is a shame given the amount of talent he had at his disposal there.

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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

1 - Joey Harrington
2 - Jeff Garcia
3 - Josh McCown
4 - Koy Detmer
5 - Kyle Boller

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Default Re: Offseason Rankings - QB

1. Tom Brady - (he's just the best)
2. Peyton Manning - (great passer and feild general)
3. Carson Palmer - (great accuracy, and a great deep ball)
4. Ben Roethlisberger - (he just wins baby)
5. Trent Green - (quietly puts up great numbers year after year)
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Ben might not be No.1, but he wins football games. Base it on that alone, and he is in the top 5
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