It's funny, just a couple weeks ago there was a thread here about if the Jets should make a run for Flacco if he hits FA. Of course he won't and Jets don't have the $, but most posters said he's just average at best.
Flacco's a very good QB. He's not at the top of the list - that's Brady, Brees, Manning, and Rodgers. I don't think he's next on the list either, but he's very good, and obviously good enough to take a team to the Super Bowl.
If Rodgers retires right now is he a HOF'er? No. Therefor he's not elite yet. I'm pretty certain he will be by the end of his career barring horrible injury or a total nosedive in his career, but he's not right now. He's bee a starter for 5 years.
He's pretty close. Warner is borderline HoF based on 5 seasons. Rodgers needs at most 2 more good years and he is a lock