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2011 NFL Preview: Quarterback Rankings

Posted By Adrian Fedkiw On Aug 29 2011 @ 8:27 pm In NFL | No Comments

Just noting, these are not fantasy football rankings.  Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let me explain the criteria and attributes I looked at to rank the field generals.

  • Accuracy- Being able to fit the ball into tight windows, hit the receiver in stride, timing, touch and arm strength.
  • Leadership- The quarterback position is the most important position in football.  When a team faces adversity, can he instill confidence in his teammates to get through the adversity.
  • Intelligence- Being able to read the defense, make the right decisions, feel and anticipate the rush.
  • It- competitiveness, toughness, poise in two minute situations.
  1. Peyton Manning (Ind) 9.75
  2. Tom Brady (NE) 9.75
  3. Aaron Rodgers (GB) 9.25
  4. Drew Brees (NO) 9
  5. Philip Rivers (SD) 8.5
  6. Ben Roethlisberger (Pit) 8.5
  7. Michael Vick (Phi) 8.25
  8. Matt Ryan (Atl) 8.25
  9. Joe Flacco (Bal) 8
  10. Tony Romo (Dal) 8
  11. Josh Freeman (TB) 7.75
  12. Matt Schaub (Hou) 7.75
  13. Jay Cutler (Chi) 7.5
  14. Eli Manning (NYG) 7.5
  15. Sam Bradford (Stl) 7.5
  16. Matt Cassel (KC) 7.25
  17. Kyle Orton (Den) 7.25
  18. David Garrard (Jax) 7.25
  19. Matthew Stafford (Det) 7.25
  20. Mark Sanchez (NYJ) 7.25
  21. Donovan McNabb (Min) 7.25
  22. Kevin Kolb (Ari) 7.25
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buf) 7.25
  24. Colt McCoy (Cle) 7.25
  25. Matt Hasselbeck (Ten) 7
  26. Jason Campbell (Oak) 7
  27. Chad Henne (Mia) 7
  28. Alex Smith (SF) 7
  29. Tarvaris Jackson (Sea) 7
  30. Jon Beck (Was) 6.75
  31. Cam Newton (Car) 6.75
  32. Andy Dalton (Cin) 6.75

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