Originally posted by GNielsen:How can you not have Rodgers at #1 with a 108 rating and 8 ints against 37 td's. And P. Manning has to be right behind him at #2 for similar rating and numbers.
Brees is way down the list in QB rating - sure, he's got lots of yards and td's, but he's got 19 ints to go along with that. Everybody on your top 9 list has a higher rating than Brees with the exception of Flacco. Kaepernick and Brady are almost identical in rating and td-int ratio so I'm not sure why Brady is #1 and Kaepernick's down at #6. If we're going by the numbers from the season and not subjective judgments, Wilson should be just above Brady and Kaepernick, Brees and Rothlesburger should be a bit below them, and Flacco shouldn't even be on the list. And I agree with you on Ryan. So many of his passes were incomplete if he wasn't throwing to Gonzolez and Julio Jones it's ridiculous. Actually, I think Alex Smith deserves to be on the list more than Ryan - much higher rating.
You can't just base your opinion on stats. You have to at least look at them in context. I absolutely can't stand when people use QB rating to put guys over each other. It's silly. Alex Smith over Ryan? You will not find a single person that agrees with you outside this board, period. The guy had 32 touchdowns to Smith's 13 for crying out loud. I'll never understand downgrading a QB just because he had talent around him. Do you use the same logic with Montana or Young?
Brees is a top 5 QB, I could care less about the INT's. He had the worst D in the league and was forced to throw the ball a lot. He had to come from behind a lot. INT's happen that way.
How some cling to QB rating is baffling to me.