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David Carr’s Top 10 Quarterback rankings include two QB’s in the NFC West

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David Carr ranked the top quarterbacks in the NFL heading into 2018 and two are in the NFC West.

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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.

David Carr, former first overall pick in the NFL Draft, dropped his top ten quarterbacks heading into 2018.

His top three are great:

  1. Tom Brady
  2. Aaron Rodgers
  3. 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.