It’s time to stack up these QB’s. Aside from the top 6-7, this list might get really tough to pound out. Now that all of the QB’s have found teams, it’s been time to re-stack this list. Only person to drop out of the top 5 was Peyton Manning. The signing of Kerry Collins is worrisome.
1. GB Aaron Rodgers
2010 Stats – 312/475, 3922 YDS, 28 TD, 11 INT, 64 RUSH, 356 YDS, 4 TD
For my money, Rodgers is the unquestioned No.1 QB. Other than the decision to try and run against the Lions one to many times, he is smart and can be extremely effective running the ball when the opportunity presents itself.
2. PHI Michael Vick
2010 Stats – 233/372, 3018 YDS, 21 TD, 6 INT, 100 RUSH, 679 YDS, 9 TD
I didn’t own Vick in any league last year to my dismay. So I grew to absolutely loath his production. It felt like I played him in a league every week and he would put up ridiculous numbers to beat me by a handful of points. He is going to put up huge numbers when he plays, just be sure to get a decent No.2 to back him up. Chances are you will need him for more than just a bye week.
3. NE Tom Brady
2010 Stats – 324/492, 3900 YDS, 36 TD, 4 INT, 31 RUSH, 30 YDS, 1 TD
He’s so consistent and his 4 Int’s last year was a career low. He continues to get better and with Welker, Woodhead and Branch all catching short easy throws and running after the catch, his numbers should look great again this year.
4. NO Drew Brees
2010 Stats – 448/658, 4620 YDS, 33 TD, 22 INT, 18 RUSH, -3 YDS 0 TD
Not a threat to run on you, Brees is a technician much like Manning. He can kill you whether you blitz or drop everyone into coverage. He regressed a bit last year in terms of turnovers, so look for him to have less of those in 2011.
5. SD Phillip Rivers
2010 Stats – 357/541, 4710 YDS, 30 TD, 13 INT, 29 RUSH, 52 YDS, 0 TD
Having Vincent Jackson all year is going to help Rivers, like he needed much. You can’t go wrong with anyone in the top 6 of this board.
6. IND Peyton Manning
2010 Stats – 450/679, 4700 YDS, 33 TD, 17 INT, 18 RUSH, 18 YDS, 0 TD
Health questions coming into 2011 give the slightest of concern for Manning but he’s Peyton baby! He should still be among the elite when all is said and done. As nice a surprise Tamme was a year ago, it will be nice to have a healthy Dallas Clark back. UPDATE: With Kerry Collins now signed up to play for the Colts, makes me scared to draft Peyton. He could be a great value since he’s now slipping into the 4th round and later.
7. DAL Tony Romo
2010 Stats – 148/213, 1605 YDS, 11 TD, 7 INT, 6 RUSH, 38 YDS, 0 TD (6 Games)
Was looking good through the first six games, if Romo can manage to play all 16 this year he will be a top 10 QB.
8. HOU Matt Schaub
2010 Stats – 365/574, 4370 YDS, 24 TD, 12 INT, 22 RUSH, 28 YDS, 0 TD
Schaub was able to stay healthy all of 2010 which meant he put up spectacular stats. That’s always been the case with Matt, if he plays, he’s one of the best.
9. ATL Matt Ryan
2010 Stats – 357/571, 3705 YDS, 28 TD, 9 INT, 46 RUSH, 122 YDS, 0 TD
He’s got Julio Jones to compliment Roddy White now, so look for Matt Ryan’s numbers to go up.
10. TB Josh Freeman
2010 Stats – 291/474, 3451 YDS, 25 TD, 6 INT, 68 RUSH, 364 YDS, 0 TD
Was amazing in his first year, beware of the sophomore slump with Freeman.
11. NYG Eli Manning
2010 Stats – 339/539, 4002 YDS, 31 TD, 25 INT, 32 RUSH, 72 YDS, 0 TD
12. PIT Ben Roethlisberger
2010 Stats – 240/389, 3200 YDS, 17 TD, 5 INT, 34 RUSH, 176 YDS, 2 TD
He missed a few games in 2010 so his numbers are a little down but he was great once he got going.
13. STL Sam Bradford
2010 Stats – 354/590, 3512 YDS, 18 TD, 15 INT, 27 RUSH, 63 YDS, 1 TD
Great rookie season, should still be middle of the pack till they give him some better receiver options. I’m kind of getting excited about Bradford’s chances this year under McDaniels! If Bradford and the receivers catch on to the system quickly, the sky is the limit!
14. BAL Joe Flacco
2010 Stats – 306/489, 3622 YDS, 25 TD, 10 INT, 43 RUSH, 84 YDS, 1 TD
15. DET Matt Stafford
2010 Stats – 57/96, 536 YDS, 6 TD, 1 INT, 4 RUSH, 11 YDS, 1 TD
Stafford has all the talent in the world to work with, now just STAY ON THE FIELD! I love his attitude and guts, can’t wait to see what he does with a full season under his belt.
16. CHI Jay Cutler
2010 Stats – 261/432, 3274 YDS, 23 TD, 16 INT, 50 RUSH, 232 YDS, 1 TD
I can’t quite make up my mind about Cutler in 2011. Is he going to grasp the Martz system fully or regress into old habits? We will see.
17. KC Matt Cassel
2010 Stats – 262/450, 3116 YDS, 27 TD, 7 INT, 33 RUSH, 125 YDS, 0 TD
18. DEN Kyle Orton
2010 Stats – 293/498, 3652 YDS, 20 TD, 9 INT, 22 RUSH, 98 YDS, 0 TD
Now that Orton has officially been given the starting job, he should continue where he left off last year. Don’t expect his numbers to be as good now that Jon Fox is the coach. It will be more of a run-first offense in 2011.
19. PHI Kevin Kolb
2010 Stats – 115/189, 1197 YDS, 7 TD, 7 INT, 14 RUSH, 68 YDS, 0 TD
If he can get traded to the Cardinals, that would be great for him and the WR corp of Arizona. Fantasy football fans unite to make this happen! UPDATE: He did get traded to the Cards! And now I move him up a few spots from 21 to 19.
20. NYJ Mark Sanchez
2010 Stats – 278/507, 3291 YDS, 17 TD, 13 INT, 30 RUSH, 105 YDS, 3 TD
21. JAC David Garrard
2010 Stats – 236/366, 2734 YDS, 23 TD, 15 INT, 66 RUSH, 279 YDS, 5 TD
22. BUF Ryan Fitzpatrick
2010 Stats – 255/441, 3000, 23 TD, 15 INT, 40 RUSH, 269 YDS, 0 TD
23. CLE Colt McCoy
2010 Stats – 135/222, 1576 YDS, 6 TD, 9 INT, 28 RUSH, 136 YDS, 1 TD
Showed some good promise and leadership in his rookie season but he’s still on team that looks awful. Hopefully the rookie WR Greg Little can help the Browns get the ball downfield a bit more. UPDATE: With his play in the first two preseason games, I’ve moved McCoy from 29 to 24.
24. TEN Matt Hasselbeck (traded to Titans)
2010 Stats – 266/444, 3001 YDS, 12 TD, 17 INT, 23 RUSH, 60 YDS, 3 TD
The Titans get a steady veteran to help them through this transition period. If Hasselbeck can keep off the turf, he should be a decent bye-week filler. Could give way to rookie Jake Locker at some point, but should start the first half without question.
25. OAK Jason Campbell
2010 Stats – 194/329, 2387 YDS, 13 TD, 8 INT, 47 RUSH, 222 YDS, 1 TD
26. MIN Donovan McNabb (traded to Vikings)
2010 Stats – 275/472, 3377 YDS, 14 TD, 15 INT, 29 RUSH, 151 YDS, 0 TD
Going to be on a new team with a new system, probably doesn’t bode well for this veteran. On the bright side, the Vikings can let rookie Ponder sit, watch and learn. He may even see some action in a two-minute drill…
27. CAR Cam Newton
2010 Stats - Rookie
He could surprise in his first year. I bet he will find a couple nice performances somewhere in 2011. Good luck landing one of them.
28. MIA Chad Henne
2010 Stats – 301/490, 3301 YDS, 15 TD, 19 INT, 35 RUSH, 52 YDS, 0 TD
Probably won’t start the whole year… why are you even reading this far down?
29. Rex Grossman/John Beck
2010 Stats – committee
If Shanahan picks one and sticks with one guy, this person would move up a few spots. Both have looked good in the preseason. Problem is I think both have a shot to start games. As a bye-week fill in, I would like the Redskins QB, whomever it is. I hate myself for even saying it.
30. DEN Tim Tebow
2010 Stats – 41/82, 654 YDS, 5 TD, 3 INT, 43 RUSH, 227 YDS, 6 TD
Talk about a guy who I want to see succeed! I love this guy, I like to watch him play and I feel like he can just win games. It didn’t work out so well last year but played well enough to earn the starting gig in my eyes. So much for that, he’s now been relegated to sit behind Brady Quinn as the #3 quarterback. I believe he can still be valuable in the redzone but his value as a QB is almost gone.
Not sure if he is going to retire or play but Palmer is still probably the best option for the Bengals. They don’t want to start rookie Andy Dalton if they don’t have to.
Let me know what you think, good or bad!