Quarterback Rankings

The JMRA Quarterback Rankings – Week 9

It took six weeks, but a new quarterback is at the top of the contender charts.

The combination of Peyton Manning’s uneven performance in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and emergence of a little known wide receiver named Seyi Ajirotutu landed San Diego’s Philip Rivers as the closest contender to the throne of Drew Brees.

Rivers’ performance on the road at Houston further amplified his strong 2010 campaign and shook up the Top 10 as both Manning and Tom Brady were knocked from the one and two positions on the chart.




Pos. Player Team Score LW
1. Philip Rivers SD 95.0 (4)
2. Peyton Manning IND 94.9 (1)
3. Tom Brady NE 92.6 (2)
4. Eli Manning NYG 92.4 (5)
5. David Garrard JAX 90.7 (3)
6. Aaron Rodgers GB 89.4 (NR)
7. Matt Ryan ATL 89.3 (6)
8. Tony Romo DAL 86.3 (7)
9. Michael Vick PHI 86.2 (8)
10. Joe Flacco BAL 85.8 (NR)

Dropped out: Matt Schaub, Vince Young

We’ve learned one pretty simple lesson over the last three weeks; the Dallas Cowboys defense represents every quarterback’s dream. The Cowboys pass defense ranks dead last in opponent passer rating. The opposing quarterback sports a QB rating of 109.1 when they see the Dallas star.

Dallas’ play significantly impacted these rankings over the past three weeks. David Garrard, Aaron Rodgers, and Eli Manning all took sizable jumps in the rankings thanks to their meetings with the Cowboys.


Pos. Player Team Score LW
1. Jimmy Clausen CAR 55.1 (1)
2. Matt Moore CAR 62.0 (2)
3. Derek Anderson ARI 66.9 (3)
4. Alex Smith SF 71.0 (6)
5. Matt Hasselbeck SEA 71.6 (7)
6. Brett Favre MIN 73.5 (5)
7. Shaun Hill DET 74.4 (8)
8. Donovan McNabb WAS 74.8 (9)
9. Sam Bradford STL 75.4 (10)
10. Jason Campbell OAK 76.6 (NR)

Dropped out: Bruce Gradkowski

Not much changed with the Job Squad this week. However, the ongoing McNabb-Shanahan saga will likely rear its head again when the Eagles take on the Redskins to close Week 10.

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