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