Let’s continue to reassess our 2012 rankings by taking a look at the quarterbacks. Where should the rookies be ranked? How aggressive should we be with Peyton Manning? Who are ideal choices late in your draft? Let’s take a look:
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
- Tom Brady – New England Patriots
- Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
- Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
- Eli Manning – New York Giants
- Michael Vick – Philadelphia Eagles
- Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons
- Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers
- Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
- Matt Schaub – Houston Texans
- Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins
- Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears
- Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens
- Carson Palmer – Oakland Raiders
- Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams
- Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals
- Kevin Kolb – Arizona Cardinals
- Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
- Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buffalo Bills
- Matt Flynn – Seattle Seahawks
- Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs
- Alex Smith – San Francisco 49ers
- Mark Sanchez – New York Jets
- Christian Ponder – Minnesota Vikings
- Matt Moore – Miami Dolphins
- Jake Locker – Tennessee Titans
- Matt Schaub is an option who has the potential to be a QB1 should he be healthy, Andre Johnson stay healthy and Arian Foster/Ben Tate stay healthy (at least one of them). Could it happen? Absolutely, but let’s not forget that Schaub is coming off of a Lisfranc foot sprain, ending his season after just 10 games. Schaub was very good in 2009 & 2010, but there is a lot of risk involved in him right now keeping him as more of a high-end QB2.
- Will it be Jake Locker or Matt Hasselbeck leading the way for the Titans? Locker looked good in his opportunities last season (542 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT) and is the future at the position. Even if he doesn’t start the season, I’d put my money on him getting the job before long and should be the better option in 2012.
- Mark Sanchez is going to open the season as the Jets quarterback, but we all know it’s only going to take one or two poor quarters (not games) for the chants to start for Tim Tebow to come into the game. Monitor the situation, but for a team that should be operating with its defense and running game leading the way, Sanchez should not be highly rated.
- Just because Andrew Luck was the #1 pick in the NFL draft does not mean he should be highly rated on draft day. He’s certainly not being put in a situation to excel, that’s for sure. Keeper leagues are a different story, but in yearly formats I’d be hesitant to reach for him.
- Kevin Kolb has Larry Fitzgerald to throw the ball too… That’s a huge advantage over many of the other low-end quarterback options. Assuming he wins the job he could be a steal as a low-end QB2.
What are your thoughts of these rankings?
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