Lists, Rankings and Guesstimations

Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all.

My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple.

Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It’s the perfect marriage.

Lots of changes this week as, in case you missed it, a fella named Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter of the first game. Let’s see just how genius Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick is with Matt Cassel running the show.

Tennessee’s Vince Young, after being booed off the field, that is, might be out 2-4 weeks with a sprained knee and Tampa Bay’s Jeff Garcia and Kansas City’s Brodie Croyle are also iffy with injuries.

With Peyton Manning looking uncharacteristically rusty coming off his preseason knee surgery, I see no reason not to push the Cowboys’ Tony Romo to the head of the class in light of his 320-yard debut in Cleveland. And, just to make it juicy – Dallas hosts the Eagles Monday night -- let’s move Philly’s Donovan McNabb and his 361-yard performance just into Tony's blind spot.

No doubt you’ll find other reasons to disagree with me – perhaps 32 of them – after the jump.

1. Tony Romo – Cowboys

2. Peyton Manning – Colts

3. Donovan McNabb -- Eagles

4. Drew Brees – Saints

5. Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers

6. Eli Manning – Giants

7. Philip Rivers -- Chargers

8. Jay Cutler – Broncos

9. Jake Delhomme – Panthers

10. Brett Favre – Jets

11. Aaron Rodgers – Packers

12. Carson Palmer – Bengals

13. Derek Anderson – Browns

14. Matt Hasselbeck – Seahawks

15. David Garrard – Jaguars

16. Matt Ryan – Falcons

17. Jon Kitna – Lions

18. Kurt Warner – Cardinals

19. JaMarcus Russell – Raiders

20. Chad Pennington – Dolphins

21. Trent Edwards – Bills

22. Marc Bulger – Rams

23. Jason Campbell – Redskins

24. Matt Schaub – Texans

25. Kyle Orton – Bears

26. Tarvaris Jackson -- Vikings

27. Matt Cassel – Patriots

28. Kerry Collins – Titans

29. Brian Griese – Buccaneers

30. Damon Huard -- Chiefs

31. Joe Flacco – Ravens

32. JT O’Sullivan – 49ers -- Richie Whitt

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