Originally Posted by LeonM
Joe Flacco has always been a good QB. Rated in the top half of the league. Somewhere between 10 and 16. You take his recent run to the superbowl and combine it with his overall body of work and you have a top 10 QB based on his resume. In my opinion, It goes like this.
TOP 4 QUARTERBACKS
There is a slight drop off from that super group but these are the next guys on the list in the league. You can now put Flacco in this group.
Joe Flacco is now elite. He can cement his status by winning the big game. I have him in the top 8. Then I'd follow these names with Tony Romo and Philip Rivers based on body of work although both have had issues and flaws. This is basically your top 10 group in the league right now.
The next level of quarterbacks are mostly young players with potential for further elevation down the road. This is a list of those names with a few veterans peppered in. Not in any particular order.
ROBERT GRIFFIN III
That's basically the top 16 QB's in the league. You can argue Michael Vick when he is at his peak and healthy but he is currently at the next level with the likes of Matt Schaub. Colin Kaepernick has a small body of work but he can move up to the top half of the league in no time.
Then you start to approach the second and lower half of the league.
You start with the likes of Andy Dalton,Sam Bradford and Josh Freeman. Then you drop off to a fading veterans like Carson Palmer and young players who have yet to shine and some who have regressed badly like our own Mark Sanchez. Sanchez could be ranked 32nd. He is certainly not ranked higher than the likes of Jake Locker,Brandon Weeden and Christian Ponder. He is in the basement with the likes of Kevin Kolb, Matt Cassel and Blaine Gabbert.
I do not think he is elite ... but I do like your list ranking. Elite to me is Brady, Manning, Rogers, Brees (Rogers being the most talented and youthful ... but least elite to date) ... thats it. Funny how Flacco's trajectory is the exact opposite of Sackchez.