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Aaron Rodgers

Not getting enough respect.

Predictable? Yes.

Correct? Not even close.

The New England Patriots’ Tom Brady finished first in ESPN’s quarterback power rankings. While it’s hard to argue with the reigning NFL MVP and a three-time Super Bowl champion taking the top spot, it’s pretty easy to argue with the other two guys who finished ahead of the Green Bay Packers’ [intlink id=”25″ type=”category”]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink] — the [intlink id=”196″ type=”category”]Indianapolis Colts[/intlink]’ Peyton Manning and [intlink id=”234″ type=”category”]New Orleans Saints[/intlink]’ Drew Brees.

Brees finished three points ahead of Rodgers.

The bottom line is this — both Manning and Brees were awarded for their career achievements. Sure, their passing stats are superior to Rodgers’ because they’ve played longer, but that isn’t how you compile power rankings based in the here and now.

If you were starting an NFL team today, who would want behind center?

The 35-year-old Manning — a guy who’s quarterback rating reached its lowest point since 2002, last season? The 32-year-old Brees, who chucked the most interceptions of his career in 2010?

Both quarterbacks have won the exact same number of Super Bowl as Rodgers — one.

Rodgers, meanwhile, is 27, entering his prime, had similar stats in 2010, threw fewer interceptions than either guy and had a higher quarterback rating than both.

1. Tom Brady
2. Aaron Rodgers


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Brees April 26, 2011

    hahah, you’re qb wins both the superbowl and superbowl mvp and still doesnt get recognitions hahahaha go suck one AROD!

    1. Nick Larson April 26, 2011

      suck a dick pal how did your team do this year in the play offs??? and try doing what rodgers did this year with our running game.

      1. Aaron Seals April 26, 2011

        hes gotta be a bears fan.. hey man how that new quarterback you gut from denver working out for you guys.

  2. Doug April 26, 2011

    I guess we’re going to have to deal with mediocrity at the QB position. Sigh. I think this is one challenge I’m willing to accept for many years.

  3. Ryan April 26, 2011

    Brees: I’ll take my team winning the Super Bowl and my QB winning the SB MVP over some placing high in some arbitrary, subjective and frankly meaningless system any time.

    Nonetheless, Monty is right. How many times did we hear Troy Aikman say during the Packers run to the SB that if he were starting a team right now the player he would take would be A-Rodg? Rodgers is young and extremely talented. He has many great years ahead of him. Meanwhile, draft analysts like Kiper and McShay are talking about the Patriots and Colts starting to think about drafting Brady’s and Manning’s successor.

    Personally, I don’t think Drew Brees even belongs in the discussion.

  4. robbie April 26, 2011

    look plain and simple rodgers is even better than brady if we are talking about right here and now. and fuck troy aikman i hate that S.O.B. im glad he said what he did but he always trys to shit on rodgers and the packers every chance he gets…

  5. Aaron Seals April 26, 2011

    What i dont get is why TohomoRomo is even on the list. With his vagina being hurt all season and what not. I Think that power rankings are based on Popularity as opposed to season performance. And i Disagree with you that Tom Brady should be #1 on that list Because if we were going for Season Performance Philip Rivers should be on Top. and Then Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady should be In third. The Patriots havent done Shit since they were caught filming other teams Practices. and can we please take MATTY ICE aka Matt no playoffs wins Ryan off this list all together. That guy is a Joke

  6. winning April 26, 2011

    Brees is a Saints fan. haha. Enough said

  7. iltarion April 26, 2011

    Personally, I think A-Rodge is the best QB in the game right now. He has mobility over Brady and Manning, and that is a HUGE factor. A-Rodge can change a game with his legs (see Atlanta), and that is a big weapon that neither of those two other guys have. On the other hand, I don’t really have a problem with Brady and Manning being rated above A-Rodge for now since they are both going to the Hall of Fame and A-Rodge is just entering his prime.
    I am a Drew Brees fan, but anyone who has seen him play knows that A-Rodge is better in pretty much every area. A-Rodge has a stronger arm, makes just as good decisions, and is just as accurate. The only edge I give Brees over A-Rodge is off the field since Brees is married with children. I’ll take that over a man-whore anytime.
    Phillip Rivers? Seriously? Dude is SO overrated. I hate his delivery. It takes forever for him to get rid of the ball. He is good at throwing the ball up for big WRs or TEs to go up and get it. That is about it. His MO is to fall behind by sucking for the 1st half, and then rack up yardage and TDs late. See Matt Schaub.