There has been too much news this week to wait too long to update our quarterback rankings. Tony Romo, who originally was ranked second on our rankings, is out for the next six to eight weeks. Brett Favre, who hasn’t been ruled out yet, is extremely doubtful.
Let’s take a look at how things currently look, though we will again update the rankings later in the week if necessary:
- Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Houston
- Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – vs. Tennessee
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at New York Jets
- Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Minnesota
- Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Pittsburgh
- Carson Palmer – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Miami
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at New Orleans
- Matt Schaub – Houston Texans – at Indianapolis
- Donovan McNabb – Washington Redskins – at Detroit
- Kyle Orton – Denver Broncos – at San Francisco
- Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buffalo Bills – at Kansas City
- Matt Moore – Carolina Panthers – at St. Louis
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Washington
- Mark Sanchez – New York Jets – vs. Green Bay
- Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Buffalo
- Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams – vs. Carolina
- Jon Kitna – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Jacksonville
- Jason Campbell – Oakland Raiders – vs. Seattle
- Chad Henne – Miami Dolphins – at Cincinnati
- Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Arizona
- Tarvaris Jackson – Minnesota Vikings – at New England
- Kerry Collins – Tennessee Titans – at San Diego
- Matt Hasselbeck – Seattle Seahawks – at Oakland
- David Garrard – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Dallas
- Troy Smith – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Denver
- Tony Romo’s injury leaves Jon Kitna to start for the Dallas Cowboys. While he has a favorable matchup, his Week 7 action was his first in roughly two years. He looked pretty good, going 16-33 for 187 yards and two touchdowns and looks to have a good rapport with Dez Bryant. Still, with the risk he brings with him, he’s nothing more then an option for those in two-quarterback formats.
- While there is talk of Brett Favre playing this week, right now I don’t buy it. He’s being replaced on the rankings by Tarvaris Jackson, who would get an opportunity against a Patriots passing defense that has been beat up in 2010. Still, do you have any faith in him?
- At this point, it appears David Garrard will be returning as the Jaguars quarterback this week, barring a setback. I know, let’s not all get excited at once.
- There’s still a lot of question on if it will be Jason Campbell or Bruce Gradkowski for the Raiders for the upcoming week. Until we hear otherwise, Campbell is going to remain on our rankings.
- Alex Smith is out for the next few weeks and will be replaced by Troy Smith as the 49ers starting quarterback. Does anyone even care? This is a situation to avoid in all formats at this point.
What are your thoughts on these rankings? Who’s too high? Who’s too low?
Make sure to check out our Week 8 Rankings: