Originally posted by blm7754:
This list is bogus. It gets VERY subjective after Rodgers as it is not statistcally based. I would start it like this:
You (and the prior poster who disagreed with Luck over Big Ben) and I seem to be using different criteria. Which is fair enough--I didn't lay out any specific criteria in the OP and you're free to make your own list.
That that said, I was going for something more akin to Barnwell's "Trade Value Rankings," but limiting it to QBs under 30. Past stats and accolades are obviously important to the extent they tell us about a QB's ability, but obviously I'm going to put the relatively unproven Andrew Luck over someone like Stafford (which you agree with in your rankings) despite the fact that Stafford has WAY more yards, TDs, etc.
But 32 out of 32 GMs would take Luck over Stafford. I would apply the same justification to having Luck over Big Ben in my list. To build a team around from this point forward, anyone would take Luck over Big Ben--probably 32 out of 32 again.
Frankly I think it's crazy that you would have Luck below Alex Smith, lol. I feel pretty strongly that at least 75% of GMs would have Luck over Griffin, but obviously it's still early on that and each guy has supporters in that debate. Finally, you are shockingly high on Ryan, but okay.