I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and we started to discuss who were the top five quarterbacks in the NFL. We had a disagreement about one of the players. Here is how the conversation broke down:
First, we both easily agreed that Tom Brady (93.5 career passer rating), Peyton Manning (95.5 career passer rating) and Drew Brees (92.2 career passer rating) would comprise the top three in the league.
Next, we decided that Aaron Rodgers (96.1 career passer rating) would be the fourth best in the league. Our fifth selection is where we disagreed. I said that Philip Rivers (96.3 career passer rating) is easily a top 5 quarterback in the NFL.
Rivers is coming off back-to-back 4,000 plus yard passing seasons in which he posted a QB rating of over 100 in both seasons. This season, after just 6 weeks he has a league leading 2,008 passing yards with a 100.7 passer rating. My friend disagreed that Rivers was a top 5 quarterback, but could not come up with someone to take his place.
So, who do you think would be in the top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL? Does Rivers make the cut? Comment below