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Who is the 5th best QB in the NFL right now? (1 Viewer)

Who is the 5th best QB in the NFL right now? (real, not fantasy)

  • Matt Ryan

    Votes: 18 13.8%
  • Andrew Luck

    Votes: 42 32.3%
  • Russell Wilson

    Votes: 9 6.9%
  • Philip Rivers

    Votes: 9 6.9%
  • Alex Smith

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Colin Kaepernick

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Tony Romo

    Votes: 20 15.4%
  • Andy Dalton

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Matthew Stafford

    Votes: 9 6.9%
  • RG3

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Joe Flacco

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Eli Manning

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Cam Newton

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Ben Roethlisberger

    Votes: 8 6.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 0.8%

  • Total voters
    130

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I think just about any rational, impartial person would agree that (regardless of order) Peyton, Brady, Rodgers and Brees are the best four, but who is the 5th best QB in the NFL right now?

I think Luck was only the 3rd best of the rookie starters last year, but the way he has played this year, I have to go with him. I might have said Matt Ryan before, but the way he is playing so far, he is coming off a bit like a guy who has to have great talent around him to succeed. In other words, I think Luck is better at making those around him better than Ryan is.

 
Indecisive, its between Stafford, Romo, Rivers, Eli, Ryan and Roethlisberger.

Heavily leaning Stafford, ill just go with that.

 
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I wouldn't put Stafford in the top 10. Yesterday was a good indication of how he looks when he doesn't have a beast like Megatron to throw to, and against a Packer defense that isn't exactly lights out. Stafford is similar to Dalton, IMO, in that I always see him missing throws and leaving plays on the field, but sometimes puts up great numbers thanks to his beast of a number 1 WR. Granted, plenty of QBs benefit by having great talent to throw to, but while some go from good to great because of talent, Stafford strikes me as an average NFL starting QB who just happens to have the most unstoppable skill position player to throw to every week.

 
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I don't see how you can reasonably put Brady in the top 4 right now. All of his metrics per game, both standard and advanced, are dead average.

 
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between Luck, Ryan and Stafford I think (though RG 3 if not injured would be in this pack I think)

went with Ryan

no wrong answers here though

 
Not quite the question you asked but if NFL teams were divying up QBs and mine was picking 5th, I would be pulling for Luck or Wilson.

 
I wouldn't put Stafford in the top 10. Yesterday was a good indication of how he looks when he doesn't have a beast like Megatron to throw to, and against a Packer defense that isn't exactly lights out. Stafford is similar to Dalton, IMO, in that I always see him missing throws and leaving plays on the field, but sometimes puts up great numbers thanks to his beast of a number 1 WR. Granted, plenty of QBs benefit by having great talent to throw to, but while some go from good to great because of talent, Stafford strikes me as an average NFL starting QB who just happens to have the most unstoppable skill position player to throw to every week.
You mean when he plays with his 3rd, 4th and 5th string WRs?...

 
Eli has a bad line this year and I'd still rather have him than anyone else in the playoffs, top 4 included. That said, Luck will make the top 4 elite tier a top 5 tier by the year's end.

 
Who ever says Ryan needs their head examined. Dude would have nothing without elite weapons and even then all he can do is check down to Gonzo or his RB

 
Not quite the question you asked but if NFL teams were divying up QBs and mine was picking 5th, I would be pulling for Luck or Wilson.
If the NFL were divying up QBs, there's no chance in hell Luck is there at #5. Not much chance he's there at #2.

 
Many of these guys look roughly equal to me, so the question becomes who does the most with the least help.

Ryan has the best receiving group in the league when white returns, romo has one of the best duos with witten and dez. Luck looks great, but has better receivers than Wilson. Wilson has a great team even if not great receivers right now. Its close, I'm going with luck, but Wilson might be scary with harvin.

 
If we are talking about picking a guy for a franchise, that you'd have for multiple years -- fairly easily Luck.

Just for one year? I'd still take Ben.

 
I wouldn't put Stafford in the top 10. Yesterday was a good indication of how he looks when he doesn't have a beast like Megatron to throw to, and against a Packer defense that isn't exactly lights out. Stafford is similar to Dalton, IMO, in that I always see him missing throws and leaving plays on the field, but sometimes puts up great numbers thanks to his beast of a number 1 WR. Granted, plenty of QBs benefit by having great talent to throw to, but while some go from good to great because of talent, Stafford strikes me as an average NFL starting QB who just happens to have the most unstoppable skill position player to throw to every week.
You mean when he plays with his 3rd, 4th and 5th string WRs?...
Right, it isn't just that he is missing the #1 WR in the NFL, it's that he is left with arguably the worst collection of WRs and TEs in the NFL.

 
I wouldn't put Stafford in the top 10. Yesterday was a good indication of how he looks when he doesn't have a beast like Megatron to throw to, and against a Packer defense that isn't exactly lights out. Stafford is similar to Dalton, IMO, in that I always see him missing throws and leaving plays on the field, but sometimes puts up great numbers thanks to his beast of a number 1 WR. Granted, plenty of QBs benefit by having great talent to throw to, but while some go from good to great because of talent, Stafford strikes me as an average NFL starting QB who just happens to have the most unstoppable skill position player to throw to every week.
Matt Ryan was Dalton until he got Julio and Gonzo. I am not saying Stafford should be in the top 5 but he has Calvin and that was it until this year, now add Bush.

 
For this year it is Peyton, Brees and then there is a big group for the other 3 spots. Cam, RG3, Wilson, Stafford, Luck, Romo, Rivers, Rodgers.

For the last 5 years Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Manning, and then Eli I guess

 
I wouldn't put Stafford in the top 10. Yesterday was a good indication of how he looks when he doesn't have a beast like Megatron to throw to, and against a Packer defense that isn't exactly lights out. Stafford is similar to Dalton, IMO, in that I always see him missing throws and leaving plays on the field, but sometimes puts up great numbers thanks to his beast of a number 1 WR. Granted, plenty of QBs benefit by having great talent to throw to, but while some go from good to great because of talent, Stafford strikes me as an average NFL starting QB who just happens to have the most unstoppable skill position player to throw to every week.
Matt Ryan was Dalton until he got Julio and Gonzo. I am not saying Stafford should be in the top 5 but he has Calvin and that was it until this year, now add Bush.
Det leads the NFL in drops, for what that's worth. Stafford is very underrated IMO.

 

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