The NFL should have a QB-only match play tournament

Aaron Rodgers would do well in a QB match play tournament. (Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers would do well in a QB match play tournament. (Getty Images)

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I was reading up on the American Century Championship from last weekend and saw that Aaron Rodgers was playing in it and I got to thinking about something.

The NFL should hold an offseason QB-only match play tournament. The drama, and I say this with a straight face, would be high. 

You know guys like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would take it way too seriously, there would be the Tony Romo choke factor in play, and we could get Johnny Football involved.

There are no downsides!

You could fill it out like the PGA Tour does with the Match Play Championship except just have 32 guys (your best golfing QB on each team) battle it out over a few days at a cool course. We could play the semis and finals over 36 holes.

Let's take a look at what that might look like with four brackets (seeds in parentheses).

Bracket 1

Tony Romo (1) vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick  (8)
Johnny Manziel (2) vs. Andrew Luck (7)
Matthew Stafford (3) vs. EJ Manuel (6)
Tom Brady (4) vs. Carson Palmer (5)

Romo should win this bracket but Johnny will give him a battle. Carson Palmer is sleeper-y. I have no idea if Andrew Luck can swing a club but I bet he can manage the hell out of a golf course.

Bracket 2

Sam Bradford (1) vs. Matt Cassel (8)
Drew Brees (2) vs. Russell Wilson (7)
Matt Schaub  (3) vs. Robert Griffin III (6)
Colin Kaepernick  (4) vs. Michael Vick (5)

Pretty great group right here. Russell Wilson will probably shoot six straight 72s to win the whole thing. Bradford might be the best golfing QB alive.

Bracket 3

Peyton Manning (1) vs. Nick Foles (8)
Eli Manning (2) vs. Joe Flacco (7)
Alex Smith (3) vs. Andy Dalton (6)
Philip Rivers (4) vs. Cam Newton (5) 

The "are they elite" group. I want an all-Manning final.

Bracket 4

Ben Roethlisberger (1) vs. Chad Henne (8)
Aaron Rodgers (2) vs. Josh McCown (7)
Jay Cutler (3) vs. Jake Locker (6)
Matt Ryan (4) vs. Ryan Tannehill (5)

Possibly the worst of the four groups though I could see Roethlisberger winning it all.

Somebody needs to make this happen.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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