Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.

To get things started, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out after one week of preseason games:

1. Peyton Manning – He’s coming off of a record-setting season and his head coach says he looks better than ever; that’s a scary proposition for the rest of the league.

2. Tom Brady – Despite not having many reliable weapons last season, he led the Patriots all the way to the AFC title game; that says a lot about his skills still being top-notch.

3. Drew Brees – When Sean Payton is on the sidelines for the Saints, Brees is still among the best passers in the game; he can sling it with the best of them.

4. Aaron Rodgers – The key for Rodgers is staying healthy, something the Packers learned the hard way last year; when he’s in the lineup, Green Bay is a legit title contender.

5. Ben Roethlisberger – It’ll be interesting to see if Big Ben can continue to flourish despite losing another marquee wide receiver; that’s a tough task.

6. Andrew Luck – Last year, he added a division title and a playoff win to his résumé; this time around, it’s all about advancing deep into the playoffs, something Luck is equipped to do.

7. Jay Cutler – Watch what he does during a full season in Marc Trestman’s offense; Cutler is going to post monster numbers, making him a fantasy football phenom in 2014.

8. Matthew Stafford – When it comes to posting big numbers, as well as delivering in clutch situations, there are few better than the Lions QB; now, he needs to win more games.


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  1. David Droegemeier

    how can you idiots put Ben, Cutler, luck, Stafford ahead of phillip rivers?? you guys are completely retarded..You have no credibility in my mind…I wasted my time reading this.

  2. This will be the last time I read an article on this site, this list is complete BS. How can you idiots put Ben, Cutler, luck, Stafford ahead of Russell Wilson??

  3. I agree… Wilson superbowl winning quarterback better stats than Ben, Luck, Kapp, Cover 32 just lousy, oh and Cutler that high?????

  4. I am laughing at this list. You mean to tell me you put Mathew Stafford, jay Cutler, Andy dalton and Nick foles ahead of Russel Wilson and Colin kaepernick. Really..let me know when cutler,stafford and dalton win a playoff game let alone lead their respective teams to a superbowl. Are you kidding…I would not take any one of those guys over Wilson or Kaepernick.

    • let me guess you idiots are from the west coast!!!!!! this is a persons opinion.
      I agree with Mr Dawson. read before you speak!

  5. It must suck to be all you guys without Peyton Manning AND the ability to think and comprehend.
    Hey, MORONS…it was clearly indicated that the list was based on WEEK ONE, Preseason 2014. So the SuperBowl doesn’t play in. And neither does lifetime stats. Sure, Rivers is a good QB, but he didn’t do anything special last week. And I have more news for you wipes….IF you are a starting QB in the NFL, you are automatically very very good. So shut up with the ” GO MY TEAM” mentality. Those top 4 guys are clearly a little ahead of the rest, and basically they are completely interchangeable.

  6. Yes. Luck is much better than both Wilson and Kaep. Yes the Seahawks and the 49ers have better teams. There is a difference.

  7. `Joel M Christie

    Maybe you should have waited till after week 1 of the official season to get a better perspective of what’s happening. All you’re doing now is just pissin’ people off. You gotta remember you have hard core fans that have been watching their team and the NFL for years and you’re not gonna outsmart them because they know how to read the game just as well as you do. Be patient everyboby. Lets just weed things out till the regular season starts. And it will be a great for all you guys. peace, Joel.

  8. It took a staff to come up with this bonehead list? Credibility was shot & I stopped reading with Cutler 7th & Stafford 8th. LMAO

  9. This Ranking was the biggest joke of a lifetime. 32 comedians is more like it. Ken Whisenhunt + Ray Horton = Tenn. Titans all the way to the Super Bowl under QB Jake Locker.

  10. I don’t think the “Staff” since no one is willing to put their name to this BS has spend more than a few minutes watching RW. Russell Wilson has the highest passer rating for their first two years of any quarterback in NFL history. He has as many or more wins than any NFL quarterback in history during their 1st 2 years and has had extremely impressive come from behind wins. Please do some real research and watch some of the west coast teams before putting out this type of trash. I get so tired of commentators and so called analysts who won’t do their job. Give some basis for you opinion that can be support and stop making derogatory statements about people you have obviously not watched.