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:
Chad Henne Chad Pennington Tyler Thigpen, Dolphins.
Matt Moore Jimmy Clausen, Panthers.
Drew Stanton Matthew Stafford Shaun Hill, Lions.
Charlie Whitehurst Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks.
28. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills.
Max Hall Derek Anderson, Cardinals.
Tony Romo Jon Kitna, Cowboys.
25. Kyle Orton, Broncos.
24. Carson Palmer, Bengals.
Bruce Gradkowski Jason Campbell, Raiders.
Alex Smith Troy Smith, 49ers.
21. Donovan McNabb, Redskins.
Jake Delhomme Seneca Wallace Colt McCoy, Browns.
19. Sam Bradford, Rams.
18. Brett Favre, Vikings.
17. David Garrard , Jaguars.
16. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers.
Kerry Collins Vince Young, Titans.
14. Matt Cassel, Chiefs.
13. Matt Schaub, Texans.
Todd Collins Jay Cutler, Bears.
11. Mark Sanchez, Jets.
Dennis Dixon Byron Leftwich Charlie Batch Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers.
9. Joe Flacco, Ravens.
8. Eli Manning, Giants.
7. Tom Brady, Patriots.
6. Aaron Rodgers, Packers.
5. Matt Ryan, Falcons.
4. Peyton Manning, Colts.
3. Phillip Rivers, Chargers.
2. Drew Brees, Saints.
Kevin Kolb Michael Vick , Eagles.
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