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Who’s the Best QB in the NFL, Right Now?

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In case you missed it Sunday, Peyton Manning passed the most overhyped QB of all time Brett Favre in career passing touchdowns. He only needed 246 fewer games, 1,514 fewer passes, and managed not to also set the record for interceptions in the process.

Seriously, get Brett Favre tf outta here.

Anyway, that got me thinking: is Manning the best QB in the league right now?

We’ve seen Tom Brady decline. Drew Brees is looking as mortal as ever right now. Does Manning still hold the WWE belt at the league’s most important position?

Only one way to find out: shoddy internet analysis biased by my own hatred. Let’s go!

Definitely not in the running –

**takes in dramatic deep breath like Ace Ventura**

Geno Smith, Jake Locker, Drew Stanton/Carson Palmer, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater (would love nothing more than for this to change though) EJ Manuel/Kyle Orton (RIP Orton’s mustache), Derek Carr, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mike Glennon, Geno Smith again, RG3/Kirk Cousins/Colt McCoy, Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, Ryan Tannehill, Matt Stafford (smh), Andy Dalton, Alex Smith, Austin Davis, Ben Roethlisberger

Definitely not, but here’s why –

Colin Kaepernick – Still not sure he can hit a receiver who isn’t already open, standing still. That’s not good.

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Jay Cutler – For losing to the Bills and Dolphins at home. Always throws the interception everyone expects from Tony Romo.

Matt Ryan – Really good. Firmly below the top two tiers.

Eli Manning –

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Joe Flacco – Extra points for saying he was the best, then winning the Super Bowl. Still not elite, but I respect the swagger.

Russell Wilson – Still feels like a game manager for Seattle. Has a knack for really big moments/plays though. I’d trade him for Stafford (I’m a Lions fan) in a second.

Cam Newton – Not sure if this is his fault, or the GM’s. Has never really had a set of competent receivers and/or running backs. I’m grading him “incomplete.”

Andrew Luck – Clearly ESPN wants you to believe he is. I see Favre 2.0. That makes him an all-time great by the way, no shade.

Tony Romo – Still elite! Leading the Cowboys to the best season in years as soon as he got an offensive line and a productive running back. Go figure.

“Are you (Insert name of best QB in the league)?”

“I used to be, kid.”

Tom Brady – Pour out a little liquor.

Drew Brees – Maybe he was too short after all. Love watching him play, but he has lost his grip on the top spot. Take away Jimmy Graham and he just seems…average.

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You could talk me into it –

Phillip Rivers – My (fantasy) quarterback. **Terrell Owens sniffle**

He has played like the best QB in the league for the past season and a half. But he has to translate that into some playoff success before I can crown him.

Now for the tip-top of QB mountain…

The best of the best –

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Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers. Clearly the two best quarterbacks in football today.

I could give either any set of receivers in the league, and would consider that team an elite offense.

They are #1 and 2 in QB rating.

They both have a championship.

They both have an MVP award. Five to one in favor of Manning, but still.

Manning made Julius Thomas a star. Rodgers gave White people everywhere hope because of Jordy Nelson.

They’re both really, really, ridiculously good. So how to choose?

Well, Rodgers has the benefit of his legs. When he senses pressure, he’s good at avoiding it, and has made highlight plays by scrambling or throwing on the run. Manning on the other hand plays dead when a defender closes in.

Rodgers is eight years younger. A nod to Manning for longevity, but I’d lean toward the younger, fresher QB.

Rodgers also dates Olivia Munn…I have no idea what Peyton Manning’s wife looks like.

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**Googles**

Yeah Rodgers got it.

So by a hair, I have Aaron Rodgers as the best quarterback in the league today. Take a bow, Aaron, #UDaBes

What do you think? Who would you take to win a game today? Manning? Rodgers? Someone else?

Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. All these shots at my QB tho….

    Manning decline is real too, his deep throws wobble dee wobble and drop it like it’s hot probably moreso than Brady who has always had a problem with overthrowing (until Moss made him look accurate). So it’s really Rodgers and the rest.

    Out of the young guns I’m starting to like Wilson the most who seems to get better each year and is not more talented than the others but seemingly smarter….well like Brady in his early years. Cam and Colin need to stop staring down receivers, Luck needs to tone down the risky plays and RGIII when healthy needs to take a page from Wilson and just learn how to outscheme his way to wins

    1. Manning always threw that wounded duck. Who would your number 2 be if not Manning? Maybe it doesn’t matter since you grouped them all together under “the rest” lol.

      I think Wilson looks really good bc he’s on a rookie deal. That level of expectation changes when you get that (deserved in his case) big money. I’ll be curious to see how his bad and so-so games get discussed post-contract.

    2. Cam and Kaep don’t really know how to throw receivers open yet. I’m hoping they figure that shit out really soon though. They ain’t rookies no more. You’re right about them staring receivers down. That’s the worst habit a QB can pick up and seemingly the hardest to shake, but to be fair even the best QBs still slip up and do it from time to time. Good point about Brady being smarter but also being an overthrower on deep balls (most QBs are). Manning always threw weeble wobble balls though. That makes him more impressive to me because his arm strengh has always been mediocre and he’s never thrown pretty spirals consistently like Brees, Rodgers, and Brady. From the neck up nobody’s messin wit Manning. Especially pre-snap. Luck and Wilson will be the best from the young QB class. Griffin isn’t gonna stay healthy enough sadly.

  2. I don’t like the way you dismissed Eli (dispite having no one the throw to, he’s having a pretty damn good season)…but not even I, a die hard Giants fan, would make the argument that he’s the best in the league…BUT, i do not believe that A-A Ron should be considered either…to me its hands down, not even close, Peyton…and then in the distance i’d go with Luck (my fantasy Qb) and then Rodgers…i think Rodgers is over hyped and overrated…he’s failed SPECTACULARLY in really key moments and he’s had some pretty damn good teams too..Romo gets a lot of crap for throwing ill timed Int’s in the regular season (he doesn’t make it to the playoffs….***SHOTS FIRED***) But Rodgers throws them in the playoffs…a lot!

    1. Eli Face is ALWAYS slanderable. Always. He looks like I did after I broke something as a kid. :-{ …something like that.

      I don’t see Rodgers’ failing being as spectacular as, say a Romo or Peyton Manning (Pick 6 in one SB against the Saints, total collapse last year). I think his losses have been a result of LOTS of injuries around him.

      Peyton is known as the GAWD of playoff chokes. Surprised you gave him props then killed Rodgers for that.

    2. Rodgers overrated? Lol, man stop. How you gone put unproven Andrew Luck over him when Luck got 19 touchdowns and 7 picks, meanwhile AR-12 has 18 TDs and 1 pick. I’ll admit that Luck has the potential to be as good, but he’s not on his level yet. Your bias is showing. Plus your boy Luck threw 7 pics IN THE PLAYOFFS in just two freaking games last year. Not a wise position to take just yet

  3. LOL at the Eli Slander when he’s been balling this season. Two Rings and a top post Season clutch performer. Thats my QB, but I know he aint the best in the league now.

    Quietly this season its been Rivers/Manning

  4. Peyton Manning is the best QB period. He has a lot of playoff losses that arent his fault. Sure the Seahawks demolished them in SB. But it’s hard to go to work when your offensive line cant give you the proper protection. Hold the line for 3 seconds or more and manning will find the open man. Additionally, he has made a lot of average WRs great, and a lot of good receivers elite.

  5. Much as I love my Giants, Eli’s o-line eliminates him from consideration. I used him as a bye-week fill in and just…yeah, no. He cost me that W. I’d say the same thing for Brady. If Eli or Brady had a better o-line, they’d be able to stand back there all day and throw more accurate deep passes.

    I agree w/ Tristan and say Russell Wilson is my #2. I feel like Wilson is more of a student of the game and can see the play before it even develops (like Peyton) as opposed to Colin and Cam just have that raw talent.

  6. Martinez Delighted with John Stones Progress

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    Everton head coach Roberto Martinez is pleased with a good recovery progress of the club’s young English defender John Stones, who has recently undergone ankle operation.
    “John had his surgery on Monday and it was very successful,” said the Spanish manager, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola indo11.com.
    “Now we are starting to look at counting the days until he will be fully fit again.”
    “John has responded really well to the last two or three days of work in terms of healing the ligament. He has made a good start to his recovery.”

  7. Palace Defender Hangeland Has No Problem with Back-Up Role

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    Crystal Palace’s ex-Fulham veteran center-back Brede Hangeland insists he is willing to accept back-up role at the club as long as the Eagles get good results.
    “I am always happy to play but, at this stage of my career, I am past my personal ambitions and just want the team to win games,” said Hangeland, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola indo11.com.
    “I am coming towards the end of my career, and I am not going to bang the manager’s door down if I am not playing. I am always ready to play but my goal is for the team to win.”
    “I am happy to support the lads who are playing. We are a hard-working squad and the ones who are not playing can’t go and moan. That is important if we want to do well.”

  8. Revealed: Gerrard rejected offers from Real Madrid twice

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    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that Spanish giants Real Madrid tabled offers for him twice in the past but his intention was to stay put at the Merseyside club.
    The Reds took on Madrid on Wednesday night’s Champions League’s group game.
    “When a club like Real Madrid are interested in you it’s flattering,” admitted Gerrard, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola indo11.com.
    “I have had a couple of options through my career to go to Real Madrid but I resisted temptation because of the feeling I had for my hometown club. It might be something I regret down the line for not challenging myself and experiencing another country but I would have had an even bigger regret leaving Liverpool.”
    “I had a great admiration for Madrid but for me Liverpool is my No 1 club.”

  9. What about Carson Wentz you dumbos , Don you know anything at all about football ? He’s the NVP of the league this year ! Show hmm a little respect !

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