As the offseason crawls towards the start of NFL training camps, one of those dreaded weekly articles you will find will be that of the “top players at X position”.
They do a great job of encouraging... debate, we will say.
Sometimes though, there are such absurd rankings that you have to bring them up for discussion.
His top three are great:
- Tom Brady
- Aaron Rodgers
- Drew Brees
Then, we get a little crazy.
4. Derek Carr
5. Russell Wilson
6. Matthew Stafford
7. Phillip Rivers
8. Matt Ryan
9. Cam Newton
Obviously, the Carr placement seems to be a head scratcher, if you took Carr out and replaced him with say Carson Wentz/Ben Roethlisberger I think plenty of people will get on board.
5-9 make sense in some ways, but the final quarterback in Carr’s top ten will certainly draw some ire.
10. Jimmy Garoppolo
Well... That makes things quite interesting.
When I began reading this list, it seemed to be heading towards a Wentz, Big Ben, maybe even an Andrew Luck or Deshaun Watson in that ten spot.
Then the Garoppolo bomb was dropped and this got really. different.
It goes to show that each evaluator, analyst or blogger has their own idea of what a top quarterback looks like and some even see Jimmy G as already having reached that point.