Tom Brady

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 keep things going, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out after two weeks of preseason games:

1. Peyton Manning – The Broncos have been stellar in two preseason games, as Manning appears to actually have more zip on the ball this season; look out, NFL. (LW: 1)

2. Tom Brady – Yes, he threw a pick-six. Yes, he made a lame attempt at a tackle on the play. Get over it. Brady is still at the peak of his game. (LW: 2)

3. Aaron Rodgers – Rodgers marched his offense up and down the field, against a very good Rams defense. He’s back and as good as ever, which is great news for the Pack. (LW: 4)

4. Drew Brees – Granted, the Saints are just being careful with their veteran quarterback. But the left oblique injury that has kept him out of preseason is worth monitoring. (LW: 3)

5. Ben Roethlisberger – Big Ben looked in midseason form, throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the Steelers victory over the Bills. He’s ready to go in Pittsburgh. (LW: 5)

6. Andrew Luck – He threw a touchdown pass and looked sharp against the Giants, staking the Colts to a big lead. When the game was blown, he was wearing a ballcap. (LW: 6)

7. Matthew Stafford – Stafford looked terrific against the Raiders, throwing a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes. Hooking up with newcomer Golden Tate for a score was a good sign. (LW: 8)

8. Jay Cutler – Cutler was very efficient against the Jaguars, although he only managed to put seven points on the scoreboard. That’s a minor concern. (LW: 7)


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  1. It’s gonna be so sweet when December roll around & Jake Locker’s having the season of his life. He’s going to put the Titans in Playoff contention and take us deep. Sorry people, we know you guys don’t like that.

  2. Bill Graham

    Wow. Lazy, worthless analysis. Preseason is all situational. Starters – I am talking non-QBs- are rested, often due to injury/surgery, but otherwise would play in regular season. Scenarios are contrived, meaning some starters aren’t either using or seeing first stringers. No acknowledgement of this reality, therefore, any fundamental understanding demonstrated of the game. Not worth my or anyone’s eyeball time. Just plain stupid. I will never come here again.

  3. Holden Caufield

    You’d think if the morons that have written this drivel actually read what they wrote they realize what complete idiots they are.

    • I respect your opinion so what 2 teams in the bottom 10 have the best chance to have 8 wins taking the schedule into consideration.

  4. Matt Pfeffer

    Matt Cassel at #32? How can he be lower than Brian Hoyer. Who ever did this ranking must not have been watching either the Vikings game, because Cassel looked a lot better than Hoyer and that doesn’t even take much.