by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
There really haven’t been changes to the rankings as of yet, though the outlook on some of the quarterbacks may have changed slightly. Who is looking more promising? Who appears to be on the decline? Let’s take a look:
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
- Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
- Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
- Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
- Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
- Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
- Eli Manning – New York Giants
- Ryan Tannehill – Miami Dolphins
- Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys
- Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers
- Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers
- Teddy Bridgewater – Minnesota Vikings
- Aaron Rodgers or Andrew Luck? Andrew Luck or Aaron Rodgers? Take your pick, but there is no question who the top options are.
- When we initially ran our rankings there were concerns regarding Russell Wilson’s contract situation. That’s not a question any more, having signed a 4 year, $87.6 million that includes $60 million guaranteed. We all know how he can make plays with his legs, but he’s also completed 63.4% of his passes over his three seasons in the NFL and now has Jimmy Graham & Tyler Lockett at his disposal. He easily could emerge as one of the elite in the game.
- Peyton Manning & Drew Brees are on the down side of their careers and there are concerns about the utilization of the running game limiting their production. Of course, does anyone truly believe that the Broncos or Saints are going to look towards their quarterbacks more as a caretaker than a play maker? Don’t underrate them.
- The New York Giants simply continue to add weapons, with James Jones now in the mix as well. Maybe he’s more of a safety net, in case Victor Cruz isn’t 100%, but don’t be surprised to see him make a minor impact regardless. The Giants have the ability to put weapons all across the field and that should mean another big season for Eli Manning.
- Bridgewater has upside and should see an improvement with the addition of Mike Wallace, but there’s a fairly big gap between him and Rivers. We all know the team is going to run through Adrian Peterson, which is going to limit Bridgewater’s opportunities.
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