One of my favorite parts of writing this blog is the conversation it creates. I have made friends who now talk to me about things they read on the blog. I have been late in writing this blog about the biggest game of the year, but it’s ok, because I have had people asking my opinion on things going on in the sports world, which makes me feel all fuzzy.
I firmly believe that, in order to make it through 3 or 4 games of NFL playoffs, a team must have a good quarterback. He doesn’t need to be elite, just good. Big Ben fits in here, but Christian Ponder does not. So, with 8 teams remaining in the playoffs, I will rank the QBs for each team. This ranking is based solely on my trust in the QB, in general, not necessarily for their matchup this week. Here goes:
8.) Colin Kaepernick– It’s his first playoff game. I’m not sure what to expect out of him yet.
7.) Matt Schaub- He got his first playoff win last week. I don’t trust him to take me all the way.
Tie-6.) Russell Wilson- He’s only this low because he’s a rookie.
Tie-6.) Matt Ryan- Matt Ryan has fewer playoff wins than Tony Romo. I’m not sure why, but the Falcons are 0-3 in the playoffs under Matt Ryan.
4.) Joe Flacco- He hasn’t been to the big game yet, but Flacco has some good-to-great wins in the postseason.
3.) Tom Brady- I know he is probably higher in everyone else’s book, but he hasn’t won a SB since 2005. That’s 7 seasons.
2.) Peyton Manning- Peyton is the best QB right now, in my opinion,but he has much more help than most other QBs in the playoffs.
1.) Aaron Rodgers- Aaron is currently the scariest QB in the league right now. He has to make the Packers win, because they have nothing else.
How would you rank the QBs that will be playing today and tomorrow?