Last year Peyton Manning was the #1 ranked QB in most pre-draft rankings, but then Tom Brady decided to date Gisele. That alone should’ve been enough for Brady, but he decided to break several single season passing records. Now it’s obvious that Brady is #1, but who’s #2 or for that matter #22?
Well it all starts with what your league scoring is. Do interceptions count against you? Do rushing carries count? Do you get extra points for having the last name of Manning? Knowing what your league scoring will help you figure out what players should be valued and who should be left for dead. Take for instance Jon Kitna, he threw for 4,068 yards and 18 TDs last year. Not bad right? Only if your league doesn’t count his 20 INTs last year.
So without further ado here’s my top 25 QBs as of July 30:
- Tom Brady – What can be said except that he’s dating Gisele.
- Peyton Manning – He’s a little banged up, but he’s always consistent.
- Tony Romo – When you have T.O. and Witten everything is easier.
- Drew Brees – Jeremy Shockey actually has a good QB to throw him the ball.
- Carson Palmer – He still has Chad Johnson and TJ Housmanzadeh to throw to.
- Matt Hasselbeck – Mike Holmgren is still the coach right?
- Derek Anderson – He has way too much talent to be bad, … right?
- Ben Roethlisberger – I don’t expect him to throw for more than 3500 yards, but he should still put up some good numbers.
- Donovan McNabb – He would be so much higher if he wouldn’t get hurt so much.
- David Garrard – He doesn’t have a lot of good receivers, but then again he didn’t last year when he threw for 2,509 yards and 18 TDs.
- Jay Cutler – He had a solid year last year despite the whole diabetes thing.
- Philip Rivers – If he plays like he did in the playoffs he should finish higher than this, but I won’t put a whole lot of money on that.
- Eli Manning – He’s a least consistent, plus his last name is Manning.
- Aaron Rodgers – All he has to do is get the ball to the receivers and they’ll do the rest.
- Marc Bulger – Take a look at McNabb’s comment.
- Jake Delhomme – Steve Smith’s favorite QB is back, but maybe not fully healthy.
- Jason Campbell – He should have a solid year with a new offense.
- Matt Shaub – Health is an issue, and so is inexperience.
- Alex Smith – He’s bound to be better. Maybe? Hopefully!
- Vince Young – His rushing numbers should always help him out.
- Trent Edwards – I feel like he’ll do better in his second year on the job.
- Jeff Garcia – He doesn’t throw many TDs, but he doesn’t throw INTs either.
- Jon Kitna – He throws a fair amount of TDs, but he also throws a lot of INTs.
- JaMarcus Russell – Hey he’s got some decent weapons.
- Brett Favre – Why not take a flyer on him just in case he does play this year. He’s better than the rest even if he doesn’t play.