Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rodgers is the "19th Best" QB in the league.

According to the consensus of four scouts who have played the Packers.   These are the quartbacks listed ahead of Rodgers:

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Carson Palmer, Matt Ryan, Donovan McNabb, Philip Rivers, Kurt Warner, Brett Favre, Jake Delhomme, Vince Young.

Rodgers was tied with Jason Campbell, Chad Pennington and Jeff Garcia.

Now I could quibble with some these selections (Vince Young?!?!), but the truth is that there are a lot of good quarterbacks on this list and it is a little difficult to make a case that Rodgers is clearly "better" than most of these guys.  But by the same token its also difficult to say that many of these guys are clearly better than Rodgers.

It seems to me that every year there are about 4 or 5 QBs that clearly stand out.  Then there are the next 10-12 QBs that form the next pack of players.   The QBs in the next pack are all pretty much interchangable.  You can rank them, but the results will be pretty arbitrary. Looking over your list, you would have to admit that there is not a hell of a lot of difference between #6 and #15.

For what its worth, I do feel strongly that Rodgers is in that next pack.

1 comment:

  1. This just tells me that some scouts are no different than anyone else when it comes to bringing the stupid. That list is simply laughable; I can't imagine why these particular scouts didn't want to put their names behind it. Vince Young? Carson Palmer? Tom Brady is certainly at the very top of this list, but he's not really available to plug into the lineup right now, is he? And where's Matt Cassell on this list? Kerry Collins?

    Right now there are two elite QBs in the league. We all know who they are; one is on IR. Everyone else is currently behind these guys, although some are better than others. Then come the stiffs- Garrard, whoever is starting for the Chiefs, whoever is starting for the Raiders. Aaron Rodgers is in the second group- as is Brett Favre, by the way. One difference between these two is that one guy is at the beginning of his career, and the other at the end.