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.
Vince Young Rusty Smith Kerry Collins, Titans.
Matt Moore Brian St. Pierre Jimmy Clausen, Panthers.
Troy Smith Alex Smith, 49ers.
Bruce Gradkowski Jason Campbell, 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.
21. Donovan McNabb, Redskins.
20. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills.
19. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers.
Tony Romo Jon Kitna, Cowboys.
17. Kyle Orton, Broncos.
16. Peyton Manning, Colts.
15. Joe Flacco, Ravens.
14. Matt Schaub, Texans.
13. Mark Sanchez, Jets.
12. David Garrard , Jaguars.
11. Sam Bradford, Rams.
10. Eli Manning, Giants.
Todd Collins Jay Cutler, Bears.
8. Matt Cassel, Chiefs.
Dennis Dixon Byron Leftwich Charlie Batch Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers.
Kevin Kolb Michael Vick , Eagles.
5. Phillip Rivers, Chargers.
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4. Aaron Rodgers, Packers.
3. Tom Brady, Patriots.
2. Matt Ryan, Falcons.
1. Drew Brees, Saints.