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Best quarterback in football

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BrianGriffin, Jan 23, 2012.


Whos the best quarterback in the NFL right now?

  1. Tom Brady

    11 vote(s)
  2. Drew Brees

    5 vote(s)
  3. Aaron Rodgers

    19 vote(s)
  1. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    We had the MVP question, which only included Rodgers and Brees, but wound up with folks debating the above three.

    Now that Brady is headed for the Super Bowl (again) and Rodgers and Brees both had some struggles in the playoffs (you can say Brady struggled in the AFC championship game too), I wonder who you would rank as the best QB right now.

    And with your answer, say why and if the post-season has any influence on your answer.
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I voted for Aaron Rodgers. He is at the peak of his powers, moves better and takes contact better than the others. He put up a historic season, even without a ring. And I fully expect he'll put up another incredible season next year.
  3. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    By the way, I voted Brady and I am influenced by the fact that Brady's team got to (another) Super Bowl and Rodgers and Brees did not. I say that knowing full well that Brady did not play well in the AFC championship game.

    Yet, the accumulation of winning in his career, his role on a team with a pedestrian running game and little defense, and the great numbers he put up this year lead me to my answer when you add in the fact that he's back in the big game again.

    Brady stands alone. It's close, but he's a half notch about the other two.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Tim Tebow.
  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    No Eli Manning? While I'd vote for Brady, depending on how the Super Bowl plays out, I think an argument could be made for Eli.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Eli really is in the discussion now. I'm not sure any of the other candidates have ever put on the type of tough, gritty performance he put on today. That was Hall of Fame-worthy (and if he wins another title in two weeks, he's all but in). If Brady got beat up half as bad as Eli did today, he'd spend all his time screaming for flags.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Brady and Brees are already clear-cut Hall of Famers, and Rodgers is well on his way.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Otto Graham.
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Right now? Eli Manning.

    But isn't it interesting how we continue to underestimate and overlook him?
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    "We" don't.
    The guy's been like Magic Johnson and raised the level of all those around him, ever since high school and college.
    Great leader.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Brees didn't struggle in the playoffs. 462 yards and 30+ points against that defense? Compare that to what Eli did against them. It's not close.
  12. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    I thought about Eli. Maybe I should have included him, but I was still thinking there was a bit of a gap between the three I listed to Eli, who's probably a solid No. 4 (as opposed to Favre, who is a retired No. 4).
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