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Fantasy Football 2010 Rankings: Quarterbacks 164

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  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • August 10, 2010, 4:12 PM


Three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks were in the running for Number 1 in our rankings. But all three came up short of the top spot. Read on to see who ranks first in our Top 10 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings...

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Rodgers was second in the NFL in total yards (4,434 passing yards, 316 rushing yards) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (30 TDs, 7 INTs). So why is he now Number 1? Because the Packers’ play one of the NFL’s softest schedules when it comes to opposing pass defenses. He’s also one of the best running quartebacks in the NFL. 

2. Drew Brees, Saints
Obviously, Brees isn’t far behind Rodgers. No one has thrown for more yards (9,457) or touchdowns (68) over the past two seasons. Though the fact that Brees and the Saints will now wear a “bulls-eye” as Super Bowl champs is slightly worrisome.

3. Peyton Manning, Colts
Manning should be right up there with Rodgers and Brees. He’s thrown for 4,000 yards or more in 10 of the past 11 seasons, and 30 or more touchdowns in three of the past four years.

4. Tom Brady, Patriots
Brady looked great, but not quite his old amazing self, in his first season back from a major knee injury. He should be healthier this season. If his favorite receiver Wes Welker proves he’s all the way back from his knee injury (we’re not so sure that will happen, though), Brady could end up Number 1 on this list.

5. Tony Romo, Cowboys
Romo has plenty of weapons, from breakout speedster Miles Austin and super rookie Dez Bryant at wide receiver, to Jason Witten, one of the best pass-catching tight ends in football. Romo is set up for a career year, but the Cowboys’ shaky offensive line has to give him enough protection. First-year starter Doug Free is set to start at left tackle, the most important spot on the o-line.

6. Matt Schaub, Texans
Schaub finally stayed healthy for a full season in 2009 and delivered huge statitstics. He led the NFL in passing yards (4,770) and should be up there again as he throws to superstar receiver Andre Johnson. The only thing standing in Schaub’s way is the risk of injury.

7. Jay Cutler, Bears
Cutler had a nightmarish first season in Chicago, throwing an NFL-worst 26 interceptions. He’ll have a chance to improve this season under new offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Martz was the brains behind the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” offense of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. His teams always rank among the league leaders in passing yards.

8. Kevin Kolb, Eagles
Kolb takes over for Donovan McNabb in Philly. While he doesn’t have D-Nabb’s arm strength, Kolb is one of the most accurate passers in the NFL. And with receivers like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, who can take a short pass and turn it into a huge gain, Kolb has a chance to pile up big-time yardage.

9. Philip Rivers, Chargers
If the Chargers were at full strength, Rivers would be higher on this list. But top wide receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill, the most important pass protector on the offensive line, are both threatening to hold out this season. It would make Rivers much less of a sure thing going into the year.

10. Carson Palmer, Bengals
His elbow should be a little healthier this year than it was last season, and the Bengals loaded up with weapons in the offseason. In addition to Chad Ochocinco, Palmer will now have Terrell Owens as a possession receiver and Antonio Bryant as another deep threat. With an improving running game led by Cedric Benson, teams won’t know how to stop this Cincy offense.

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164 Comments

The 5 rankings should be
1: Drew Brees
2: Eli Manning
3: Donavan McNabb
4: Phillip Rivers
5: Joe Flacco

My sixth is

Mark Sanchez.

my ranking are 1.peyton manning
2.brees
3.brady
4.rivers
5.palmer
Go Colts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i can see that you're a colts fan like me.

Go Colts!!!!

i agree

These are my fair Rankings:
1) Drew Brees
2) Peyton Manning
3) Aaron Rodgers
4) Tom Brady
5) Brett Favre
6) Tony Romo
7) Matt Schuab
8) Philip Rivers
9) Carson Palmer
10) Donovan McNabb

I agree with you,but I would change Donovan Mcnabb and Aaron Rodgers around.

Here are My rankings.
1.Drew Brees
2.Peyton Manninng
3.Brett Farve
4.Matt Schaub
5.Tom Brady
6.Tony Romo
7.Jay Cutler
8.Aaron Rodgers-boo packers
9.Carson Palmer
10.MAYBE-Kevin Kolb or Phillp Rivers.
You guys chose for me so I go with the faviorte.

phillip rivers should be number 6

Packers RULE!

i think p manning should be 1

I Totally agree go peyton and the colts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

where is farve? he is old so he should be number five or six! seriously. purple pride baby!!!!!!!!!

Why in the world is AAron Rodgers number 1 with a list featuring people such as drew brees peyton manning eli manning and donovan mcnabb? im not saying that aaron rodgers isnt a good quaterback but i think that he should be anywhere between the 2-5 position my top five are
1.peyton manning
2.brett farve
3.donovan mcnabb
4.aaron rodgers
5.eli manning

wow ur rankings stink. ur number 1 spot is the only good ranking u hav

YOU are so RIGHT that AARON RODGERS is overrated

PHILIP RIVERS#1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Brady shouldn't even be on da list

Your Crazy!!! peyton stinks he shouldn't be on the list! Tom brady got MVP what else do u want!!!

1.TOM BRADY
2.Drew Brees
3.Matt Ryan
4.Petyon Manning

Exactly Jaguar U got the brain of Einstein

Brady should be 57 or something.

acebasketball450 i totally agree but peyton manning is number 1
go coltsss!!!!!!!!!

Aaron Rodgers is overrated. Mah rankings:
1. Drew Brees
2. Peyton Manning
3. Tom Brady
4. Aaron Rodgers.
5. Philip Rivers
WHO DAT GO SAINTS!!!

man aaron rodgers rocks

yeah, Who Dat Say gonna beat them saints!

SAINTS ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron Rodgers and the pack are going all the way

1.peyton manning
2.tom brady
3.brett farve
4.drew brees
5.aaoron rogers
6.phillip rivers
7.tony romo
8.vince young
9.mark sanchez
10.matt schaub

Where did Favre go? He's in my opinion #5

Where's Matt Ryan?!?!!?!?
He should at least be in the top 10.

matt ryan is great!!!!!!!