Published on August 30th, 2012 | by Timothy Makalinao0
Top 10 Best NFL Starting Quarterbacks (QB) for 2011 Season Rankings
Top 10 Best NFL Starting Quarterbacks (QB) for 2011 Season Rankings! The best quarterbacks in the league ranked for the 2011 season. Now I know some of these rankings may differ from your rankings, but this is generally based on stats, numbers, records, health, and clutch performances to bring you the best 2011 Starting Quarterbacks. Now Numeroten presents, Top 10 Best NFL Starting Quarterbacks (QB) for 2011 Season Rankings! Great for Fantasy Leagues!
10. Eli Manning – 2010 Stats – Attempts 539 – Completions 339 – Completion Percentage 62.9% – Yards 4,002 – Touchdowns 31 – Interceptions 25 – Quarterback Rating 85.3 – Age 30 – Team New York Giants
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The MVP and Winner of Superbowl XLII, is far from being the best in the league, but he is one of the better ones out there. Manning’s numbers in 2010 would have usually put him in a higher spot than 10, but what really holds Manning back was the 25 interceptions he had last year. Sure, he had over 4,000 yards, but what is the point of getting the ball to enemy territory if you are just going to give it right back? Without the interceptions, the Giants would have probably been a playoff team last year. However, after all is said and done you can’t ignore the fact that his numbers besides the interceptions are pretty good, and that he has an ability to play better when it counts.
9. Matt Ryan – 2010 Stats – Attempts 571 – Completions 357 – Completion Percentage 62.5% – Yards 3,705 – Touchdowns 28 – Interceptions 9 – Quarterback Rating 91.0 – Age 26 – Team Atlanta Falcons
The 2010 Probowler, Matt Ryan continues to make a name for himself as one of the best Quarterbacks in the league. Matt Ryan had a career high in yards, touchdowns, and completions. Furthermore, he had a career low with interceptions (9). Also, he helped carry the Falcons to their second straight playoff appearance, and helped them attain back to back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history. With hidden talent still waiting to come out from Matt Ryan, expect Ryan to once again improve his numbers this year, and a make a run as a top 5 NFL Quarterback.
8. Joe Flacco – 2010 Stats – Attempts 489 – Completions 306 – Completion Percentage 62.6% – Yards 3,622 – Touchdowns 25 – Interceptions 10 – Quarterback Rating 93.6 – Age 26 – Team Baltimore Ravens
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With his third straight appearance to the playoffs, Joe Flacco has shown how well he can compete with the big boys in the NFL. With only 3 seasons under his belt, he has been in 8 playoff games, started 19 games his rookie year (a record), and is tied for having the most wins in his first three years in the NFL (36 tied with Dan Marino) Yet, in the upcoming season Flacco’s targets have drastically been changed to clear cap space, and have been replaced with mostly eager rookies trying to make a name for themselves. It should be very interesting to see how the Ravens end up doing this year, but I suspect that Flacco will find a way to lead his team to the playoffs again.
7. Ben Roethlisberger – 2010 Stats – Attempts 389 – Completions 240 – Completion Percentage 61.7% – Yards 3,200 – Touchdowns 17 – Interceptions 5 – Quarterback Rating 97.0 – Age 29 – Team Pittsburgh Steelers
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The two time Superbowl winner, Ben Roethlisberger started the season off with a 4 game suspension due to NFL misconduct. However, even though he got off to a late start, Big Ben ended up leading the Steelers to another Superbowl birth, and almost edged out the Green Bay Packers (Lost 31 -25). Furthermore, Roethlisberger was still able to produce great numbers even though he only played 12 regular season games, and made it clear that he was still one of the best. If Roethlisberger plays a full season in 2011, he will once again be right there in fighting for the Superbowl.
6. Michael Vick – 2010 Stats – Attempts 372 – Completions 233 – Completion Percentage 62.6% – Yards 3,018 – Touchdowns 21 – Interceptions 6 – Quarterback Rating 100.2 – Age 31 – Team Philadelphia Eagles
The most explosive player in the NFL, Michael Vick made one of the most amazing comebacks in NFL history last year. After being given a chance by the Eagles, Michael Vick never turned back and trudged along the path of greatness. Even though Vick didn’t start all 16 games his explosiveness and intelligence on the field, brought the Eagles to the playoffs. If Michael Vick can stay healthy and have an explosive season, there might be a chance he could be fighting for the spot as the best quarterback in the league at the end of 2011. Think of Michael Vick as the dark horse in the competition and may surprise a lot of people. He might also be one of the best fantasy players in the league.
5. Drew Brees – 2010 Stats – Attempts 658 – Completions 448 – Completion Percentage 68.1% – Yards 4,620 – Touchdowns 33 – Interceptions 22 – Quarterback Rating 90.9 – Age 32 – Team New Orleans Saints
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The 5 time pro bowler, Drew Brees lifted the struggling city of New Orleans by winning Superbowl XLIV. Brees lead the NFL with the highest completion rating of 68.1%, and was third in yards last year. However, what brought Brees down were his 22 interception which was the second worst in the NFL (Only behind Eli Manning). Yet, if he lowers the amount of interceptions he gives next year, expect him to be fighting for number one since he does have the other numbers to prove why he is worthy.
4. Philip Rivers – 2010 Stats – Attempts 541 – Completions 357 – Completion Percentage 66.0% – Yards 4,710 – Touchdowns 30 – Interceptions 13 – Quarterback Rating 101.8 – Age 29 – Team San Diego Chargers
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Leading the Chargers to the best offense in the NFL, Philip Rivers did everything he can to try and get the Chargers to the playoffs. In the 2010 season the Chargers lead the NFL in both offense and defense, but still didn’t get into the playoffs. The reason for this was their horrid special teams in the 2010 season. This offseason the Chargers have been trying to improve their special teams, in hope that they can get into the playoffs. If the Chargers do improve their special teams, I wouldn’t doubt that they will get into the playoffs just because they have Philip Rivers. Rivers had one of the highest completion percentage, lead the league in yards, and was second in quarterback ratings. I fully expect Rivers to have another wonderful season, and make another run for the Superbowl.
3. Peyton Manning – 2010 Stats – Attempts 679 – Completions 450 – Completion Percentage 66.3% – Yards 4,700 – Touchdowns 33 – Interceptions 17 – Quarterback Rating 91.9 – Age 35 – Team Indianapolis Colts
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One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Peyton Manning would usually be in the one or two spot coming into the 2011 season, however, his recent neck surgery threatens his numbers and ability to play in the early season. Still, with the credentials Peyton Manning has, it will be hard to predict if the surgery negatively impacts him at all, that is why he is still ranked 3rd coming into the 2011 season. Leading the Colts to 9 straight playoff appearances, having 4 MVP Awards, 11 Pro Bowl Selections, and a Superbowl Ring, Manning has made a name for himself as one of the best all time. If any team relied on one player the most it would be the Colts reliance on Peyton Manning. Manning himself turns the team from a 5-11 team to an 11-5 team. So in the end, the only real issue with Peyton Manning is how he handles his neck surgery in the early part of the season.
2. Aaron Rodgers – 2010 Stats – Attempts 475 – Completions 312 – Completion Percentage 65.7% – Yards 3,922 – Touchdowns 28 – Interceptions 11 – Quarterback Rating 101.2 – Age 27 – Team Green Bay Packers
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In just his third year as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a Superbowl Championship. In his 3 seasons as a starter, Aaron Rodgers has averaged more than 4,000 yards a season and led the Packers to two straight playoff appearances. Furthermore, Aaron Rodgers possesses the ability to play at 150% the bigger the game gets. A key reason he is number two is that Rodgers lead his team to a Superbowl Championship, and the real goal of every team is to win the Superbowl.
1. Tom Brady – 2010 Stats – Attempts 492 – Completions 324 – Completion Percentage 65.9% – Yards 3,900 – Touchdowns 36 – Interceptions 4 – Quarterback Rating 111.0 – Age 34 – Team New England Patriots
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A 3 time Superbowl Champion, Tom Brady’s closest competitor to being the number one quarterback in the league is probably only Peyton Manning at full health for next year. The reason why Tom Brady is so far ahead is that he already has the skills and talent to be number one, but he now has plenty more targets on the field that can catch the ball. Ranked one of the best quarterbacks of all time, Brady’s numbers surely support his case to being one of the best of all time. Brady holds the record to the most passing touchdowns in a regular season (50 in 2007), had the fewest starts to 100 regular season wins (131 starts), most consecutive wins (21 2003-2004 season), and countless other records and numbers. Tom Brady is the centerpiece of the New England Patriots and his rings, numbers, stats, and records are all there to prove why he is number one. Expect Brady to have another amazing season this year for the Patriots, and not to mention a great pick for your fantasy league.