brees/no=won a sb,wreaked havoc vs opp def without any superstar support, spread it around, then all hell broke loose as nfl has never seen, team/coach/managment wrecked. no other team in history (imho) has to pick up the pieces as they do. somehow feel they will have to be reckoned with this year. how many other qb's could do what he did???If by "what he did" you mean throw for all the yards, please note that Brees has thrown the ball the past three years more than any other QB in the league. I bet a few other QBs could throw for 5k+ when they attempt 650 or more passes a year Brady did it on about 40 less passes in 2011 and Stafford with about the same. In fcat, this past season, if Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Matt Schaub, and Joe Flacco had all thrown for 650 attempts, they'd likely have crossed that 5k mark also.
manning sr/ind/den=well, how many other qb's could accomplish what he did with those teams???Regular season performance, not many. Playoff performance, many. Tim Tebow won more games with Denver and Andrew Luch made the playoffs with a worse off cast than Peyton ever had in Indy.
manning jr/nyg=the one on this list with the best support, maybe nothing more than right place at right time. nevertheless once can be a abberation, twice no mistake, can make a case others could have done as well giving the situation, but who??? bottom line when all was on the line he came thru, twiceThose playoff runs were pretty good. Special things happened, can't even argue that.
ig ben/pitt=ditto manning jr but had to work a bit harder, age may have finally caught up with pitt as injuries have with ben, may fall off the list but make no mistake if they do not get there he won't be the reason, no problem at all stacking him up with the best in a winner take allThe bolded is a joke right? They don't make the playoffs because of Ben. This past season they missed it because of Ben's annual injury AND because of his consistently game ending INTs after he came back. It's already been noted that the Steelers only make the playoffs with a top 4 defense. They DON'T even make it with the number 5 defense (2009).
imho flacco needs one more run to be elite...his on-the-road wins (not just this year), accuracy in tossing the long ball, ability to improvise, and avoiding mistakes on the road as a dbl digit dog have been most impressive. he has exceeded my expectations of him. that being said i sorta of consider him in the eli catagory as of now.
doesn't hurt he delivered me a 9-1 winner for the sb
with ben, although once again subjective, other than the qb's i named who do you think could have won pitt sb???ya maybe a couple others, but he came thru when it was on the line, can't take that away from him, def or notEhh, I've had my up and down feelings towards Ben (not surprising as a Ravens fan). I think many QBs could have won the Seattle superbowl (Tim Tebow included) but not many could have done what he did in the three games prior