ESPN QB Rankings: Favre is #3?

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Here is an interesting ranking from ESPN of the top 64 quarterbacks in the NFL today. I’m not a huge fan of rankings — it’s a magazine gimmick to attract eyeballs by provoking debate. And I usually disagree with the analysis, which is the point, of course. But I think ESPN gets this just about right. Tom Brady is #1, that’s undeniable. Peyton Manning is #2, Favre is #3, Tony Romo is #4, and Ben Roeth… is #5.

I think a good argument could be made that Favre is better than Manning right now. Favre has a passer rating of 98.7, Manning has a 97; Favre has a TD to interception ratio of 24/11, Manning is 27/13; Favre has thrown for 3,678 yards (despite most of the Cowboys game) and Manning has thrown for 3,358. And on it goes. Apparently the judges gave bonus points for arm-flailing before the snap and whining after incompletions, so Manning got the nod. (All that said, both Romo and Roeth… have better passer ratings than Favre.)

Manning is good, sure. But anytime I have a choice between the two, I’ll take Favre.

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5 Responses to “ESPN QB Rankings: Favre is #3?”

  1. howieroark Says:

    Manning is a putz. He is always ripping his teammates the minute something goes wrong. The other day I heard him in an interview talking about how hard he works. Sure, on commercials.

  2. cowboys4ever Says:

    I think Farve is by far the greatest qb of all time. I look forward to you guys playing the boys in the playoffs.

    I am a huge Romo fan, but would love to see Farve go out on Top. I think him vs Brady would be a great super bowl.

    Cowboys Chris
    Tony Romo fan.

  3. Dr John Chambers Says:

    “”Each week, I bring more stress on myself wondering if this is too good to be true,” Favre said. “I want to continue the streak and winning. When I talk about the streak, it’s not the (consecutive) starts; it’s the hot streak we are on. Then, I ask what can I do better?” Brett Farve
    As a Green Bay Paker Fan I would love to see this happen.

    Green Bay Packers 2008/2009!!!!

  4. Peyton Manning, Whiner « packergeeks Says:

    […] Favre’s better numbers through that point in the season.  After pointing this out in this post, I wrote: “Apparently the judges gave bonus points for arm-flailing before the snap and […]

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