NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh.
When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked idea, it'd go here -- the criteria is everything, nothing and all that's in between.
Past performance and future potential is considered, but mostly -- like college football's weekly Top 25 -- it's an attempt to identify the quarterbacks you'd most like to have starting for your team in this game, this week, right now. Injuries, obviously, significantly plummet value. A clever new TV ad might bump a player a notch.
Let's get moving and shaking:
Max Hall Derek Anderson John Skelton, Cardinals.
Brett Favre Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings.
Matt Moore Brian St. Pierre Jimmy Clausen, Panthers.
29. Carson Palmer, Bengals.
Charlie Whitehurst Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks.
Matthew Stafford Shaun Hill Drew Stanton, Lions.
Vince Young Rusty Smith Kerry Collins, Titans.
Bruce Gradkowski Jason Campbell, Raiders.
Seneca Wallace Colt McCoy Jake Delhomme, Browns.
Troy Smith Alex Smith, 49ers.
22. Kyle Orton, Broncos.
Tony Romo Jon Kitna, Cowboys.
20. Donovan McNabb, Redskins.
19. Mark Sanchez, Jets.
18. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills.
17. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers.
Chad Pennington Tyler Thigpen Chad Henne, Dolphins.
15. Peyton Manning, Colts.
14. Matt Schaub, Texans.
13. Joe Flacco, Ravens.
12. David Garrard , Jaguars.
11. Sam Bradford, Rams.
Matt FlynnAaron Rodgers, Packers.
Todd Collins Jay Cutler, Bears.
Brodie Croyle Matt Cassel, Chiefs.
7. Eli Manning, Giants.
Kevin Kolb Michael Vick , Eagles.
Dennis Dixon Byron Leftwich Charlie Batch Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers.
4. Phillip Rivers, Chargers.
3. Matt Ryan, Falcons.
2. Tom Brady, Patriots.
1. Drew Brees, Saints.
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