Giants quarterback Eli Manning stirred up NFL talk this week when he called himself a top five NFL quarterback. Eli isn’t even top two in his own family. Regardless, Ravens QB Joe Flacco was a guest on “The Scott Van Pelt Show” on ESPN radio in which he too called himself a top five NFL quarterback.
According to Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun, Flacco was asked about Eli Manning’s comments and responded that he felt the same way Eli did. “I think of myself the same way,” he said. “You don’t want to talk about yourself as a quarterback, but here in Baltimore, we’ve won a lot of games in the last three years and we’ve won playoff games each year. And when you’re talking about football games, it’s all about winning football games and that’s what we’ve done.”
As Vensel points out, Eli can at least lean on his Super Bowl ring. On the contrary, Flacco’s numbers in the postseason are nothing stellar. Of his seven playoff games, Flacco has only completed half or more of his passes in three of them. He’s thrown four touchdowns compared to seven interceptions and has an overall QB rating of 61.6 in those games.
So who are the top five quarterbacks in the league? I’ll clear the air with my list.
- Tom Brady
- Aaron Rodgers
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Drew Brees
- Peyton Manning