Last night, while watching Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers almost single-handily beat the Atlanta Falcons, a debate broke out on one of my followers Facebook pages. The debate centered around Rodgers and whether or not he was a top-five NFL quarterback. Some said yes while others proclaimed no.
I listed the top three as: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. The final-two spots came down to this list, which will come after the jump...
QB list: Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Joe Flacco and Matt Hassellback. Maybe, I'll throw in Donavan McNabb to make Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles supporters mad -- Giants fans like this!
Personally, I went Manning, Brady, Brees, Roethlisberger and Rodgers. Many who were in the debate flipped Rodgers with Rivers because the former N.C. State Wolfpack's past record.
But a case can be made for MVP candidate Vick, who carried the Philadelphia Eagles to the playoffs; or young gun Ryan, who led the Atlanta Falcons to the NFC No. 1 seed. Eli Manning didn't make the playoffs but he's got a Super Bowl ring. Cutler has played decent under offensive coordinator Mike Martz and has the Chicago Bears in prime position for a Super Bowl berth. Sanchez has had his troubles but is the LEADER of the Jets and Hassellbeck just led his team to one of the biggest playoffs upsets in history.
So, who you got readers? Which QB deserves to be in the Top-5 list more?