Originally posted by dtg_9er:
If I were to make a list or lists it would have to be divided into what have they done, what potential do they have going forward and my likes/dislikes in style.
A: Best Today--intensity lives here
P Manning--unbelievable precision
Brady--heady and a winner
Brees--maximizes his talent, good under pressure
Rodgers--most all round
B: Great Talent/Occasional WTF
Roethlisberger--strength overcomes dumb
C: Talent/Questionable Decisionmakers
Rivers--pressure gets to him
Romo--everythings' going well? Time to throw the ball away.
Cutler--throw it long...even if it's to a defender
C.2: Good but Next Level?
Ryan--just doesn't overwhelm in big games
Flacco--one year wonder? strong arm, selfish?
Smith--Control over sizzle
Bradford--but for injuries?
D: Young and Upcoming
Kaepernick--most raw talent
Luck--most overall mental/physical conbination
RGIII--thought he was a gamer...?
Newton--2nd most raw talent
Foles--can he do it again?
These are groupings, not rankings. The difference is that I have no idea who is the best but I see these guys as similar in their careers so far.
Kaepernick may become the best QB of all time but at the moment he is just a huge ball of amazing raw talent. It's up to his attitude and coaches to take the next step. He's smart enough, can he see the field well enough?
I like this approach! These categories make more sense than the rankings.