Jaw's List of The NFL's Top 30 Quarterbacks
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Who are The Top Quarterbacks in The NFL? Ron Jaworski Counts Them Down

7/10/12 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Aaron Rodgers took the number one spot on ESPN analyst and former NFL Quarterback Rob Jaworski’s Top 30 NFL Quarterbacks list. Jaws spent the last month counting down the list on Sportscenter and it’s no surprise that Rodgers was number 1. He would probably be number 1 on the majority of people’s lists.
 
Jaws spent countless hours in the video vault meticulously going over every snap of every player (with the help of some interns I’m sure). So let’s take a look at the list and see what we agree on or if anything stands out.
 
Note: Jaws did not include any rookies so don’t go ballistic because RGIII and Andrew Luck are not on the list.


 
June 14, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws a pass during minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
                                Tim Tebw was ranked 30th on Jaw's list of 30 best QB's in the league.

30. Tim Tebow, Jets
29. Blaine Gabbert, Jags
28. Christian Ponder, Vikings
27. Matt Flynn, Seahawks
26. Matt Moore, Dolphins
 
Thoughts: I am not a Tebow lover or hater by any means, but I do not think he is the worst QB in the League. He should definitely be ranked in the bottom percentile, just not last. I would take Tebow over the other QB’s in the bottom five in a heart beat. But I would by no means have him ranked higher than 26th.
 

25. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals
24. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
23. Mark Sanchez, Jets
22. Matt Cassel, Chiefs
21. Carson Palmer, Raiders
 
Thoughts: I’m a little shocked to see Carson Palmer so high on the list. He was horrible at times as the Raider’s starting QB and is not getting any younger. Carson Palmer is done as a starting NFL player and at this point is nothing more than just another body.
 
Both Mark Sanchez and Matt Cassel are paid like Top 10 QB’s. The Jet’s and Chiefs will be in a tough spot if both these guys don’t step up their game. No one expects either guy to be a top 10 player, but for the amount of cash they are making it’s not too much to expect both guys to be top 20 QB’s.

May 29, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) during organized team activities at the San Francisco 49ers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
                     Smith has two new recievers in Moss and Manningham and is gunning for a Super Bowl.


20. Sam Bradford, Rams
19. Andy Dalton, Bengals
18. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans
17. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers
16. Alex Smith, 49ers
 
Thoughts: Alex Smith is a lot better than people give him credit for and it’s good to see him at the 16 spot. Smith is poised to have a big year with both Mario Manningham and Randy Moss being added to the team.
 
I would like to see Sam Bradford become a top 15 QB. The Rams traded away the number two pick in this year’s NFL draft which would have turned into RGIII. Bradford has a lot of pressure on this shoulders coming into the season. The Rams stood loyal to their QB and are hoping he returns the favour with a big year.
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9/22/12   |   JenX63   |   32786 respect

Oh I see, this story was way back in July , before players started playing. Maybe he should redo and add some Rookies, Griffith (Luck) not so much.

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

drcpb wrote:
I agree Peyton Manning will be remembered as the best QB ever! But even if he had played all of last year and had been traded to denver or picked up as a free agent, he has to start new with a new system, new players, new stadium. Add to that his nearly career ending injury and there are too many doubts to assume he will be in the top 10 this season.

well, the system is tailored made for him,  mile high will give him more distance.  he works too hard and studies the game too hard to have a mediocre season.  Elway is making sure he is comfortable  He will be allowed to run the offense, call plays from scrimmage.  I think he is the smartest quarterback in all of football.  And those smarts will be applied to whatever limitations he may have physically.  He will figure out what he has to do.  That is who Peyton is.  He will shock a lot of people.  I am willing to bet he is in the top 3 for sure.  I have to check the stats but I think he is one of the least sacked quarterbacks playing.  Smart and saavy.

7/26/12   |   drcpb   |   21 respect

drcpb wrote:
If anything, Cutler is ranked too low!!!  Martz is gone and he has Marshall back.  Bennett and Forte have already proven they work well with Cutler.  Jeffrey is going to be a nice surprise.  Meanwhile, Payton Manning will be a bust!  Drew Brees won't be able to do it alone, and will miss Shawn Payton.  And no mention of Andrew Luck or RGIII?  Tsk Tsk!

I agree Peyton Manning will be remembered as the best QB ever! But even if he had played all of last year and had been traded to denver or picked up as a free agent, he has to start new with a new system, new players, new stadium. Add to that his nearly career ending injury and there are too many doubts to assume he will be in the top 10 this season.

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

drcpb wrote:
If anything, Cutler is ranked too low!!!  Martz is gone and he has Marshall back.  Bennett and Forte have already proven they work well with Cutler.  Jeffrey is going to be a nice surprise.  Meanwhile, Payton Manning will be a bust!  Drew Brees won't be able to do it alone, and will miss Shawn Payton.  And no mention of Andrew Luck or RGIII?  Tsk Tsk!

i disagree about Peyton.  I bet he comes back blazing and sharp.  He is too smart of a player to be a bust.  I admit Cuter will be helped a lot by having some kind of ground game taking the pressure off him.  But TOTALLY disagree about Peyton.

7/26/12   |   drcpb   |   21 respect

If anything, Cutler is ranked too low!!!  Martz is gone and he has Marshall back.  Bennett and Forte have already proven they work well with Cutler.  Jeffrey is going to be a nice surprise.  Meanwhile, Payton Manning will be a bust!  Drew Brees won't be able to do it alone, and will miss Shawn Payton.  And no mention of Andrew Luck or RGIII?  Tsk Tsk!

7/15/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Romo is way too high!  I put him nearer to Tebow!  And Cutler is #8?  Really????  Someone put down the pipe!

7/11/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Can't wait for football either. Clearly Jaworski doesn't consider Tebow the worst in the league. He ranks him ahead of Colt McCoy and whoever the Redskins trotted out there last year. I think Newton and Stafford are too low. Matt Ryan (sorry, no nickname until you win something) may be too high. Romo, who has never won anything, is definitely too high.