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