jlrfalcon Posted April 6, 2019 Share Posted April 6, 2019 (edited) CBS Sports has released a new set of QB "rankings" that is actually a tiering of them. I could agree with Ryan being put in a second tier if the first tier was reserved for QB's who have played multiple years and have multiple rings and/or MVP's to back them up. I also would suggest that tiering system look beyond the playing field in many cases and the impact it has on a team. Aaron Rodgers is being told by his owner now that "he has to respect his new Head Coach" - the guy basically just ran off his prior head coach and has not exactly been great in recent years. Andrew Luck - a great QB but what has he really accomplished yet other than Comeback Player of the Year? Baker Mayfield - already equivalent to Ryan's status? Would anybody trade Ryan right now for him? Deshaun Watson/Patrick Mahomes - players can have great seasons but are a few years really needed to be top tier? Cam Newton - a QB who can run but is he really that great? is CBS just not willing to admit they may have been wrong for the past few years? Russell Wilson - just lucky to have had a good defense behind him for a few years? Philip Rivers - do they just want to always think of him and Ryan as a twin sob stories that must go together? Carson Wentz - how can a tier 1 not even get a mention him in Tier 2 this year - bad judgment? And, I love how they start the Tier 1 section with "reserved for men who have won MVP's and rings" - do they forget that Ryan did? Few QB's in this league can be looked at as great a team player on and off the field as Ryan. Many would have pitched a fit with as many coaching changes he has dealt with, as bad of pass protection he has lived with, as pitiful of defenses on his team as he has lived with, and as little respect he has received from the national press. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2019-nfl-qb-tiers-whos-a-franchise-guy-a-rising-star-a-place-holder-heres-where-your-starter-ranks/ Tier 1: Bona Fide Franchise Quarterbacks 2017: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton2018: Rodgers, Brady, Wilson, Brees, Roethlisberger, Newton, Carson Wentz2019: Rodgers, Brady, Wilson, Brees, Roethlisberger, Newton, Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck This is the highest of terrain, reserved for men who have won MVPs and rings, or, in several cases, both. It isn't easy to crack, but Mahomes, throwing 50 touchdowns passes in what amounts to his rookie season and nearly slaying the Pats to get to the Super Bowl, um, yeah, that will qualify. Wentz drops down, with injuries slowing his ascent, though I could see him right back here in 2020. I believe Newton will have a bounce-back season as well: I like the assemblage of talent around him and a second year with Norv Turner will produce some big things in Carolina, says here. It's time for Rodgers to start playing week in and week out like an MVP, too, and we'll see how his relationship develops with novice head coach Matt LaFleur. Luck has been destined for this tier for a while, and with the way he played last year, after missing so much time to serious injury and worrying if he'd ever make it back, I suspect that by January no one is arguing against him being in the top eight passers on the planet. Tier 2: Top Pros, Proven Winners 2017: Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Derek Carr, Matt Stafford, Tony Romo2018: Ryan, Rivers, Stafford, Kirk Cousins2019: Ryan, Rivers, Baker Mayfield, Deshaun Watson I am still kicking myself for going against my gut and putting Manning in this slot two years ago. Belonged way down. Anywho, Ryan and Rivers speak for themselves, and normally a guy like Mayfield would probably be in Tier 3 after less than a season under center. But he won, regularly, with a Browns team that had not won anything for like two years, and he did it despite Hue Jackson still being the head coach at the time. The kid will be Tier 1 next spring and I came **** close to putting him there today. Watson bounced back with aplomb from an ACL tear, and maybe this year the Texans will actually start protecting him from getting pummeled most weekends. Might be a novel approach, with J.J. Watt not getting any younger and this kid being the franchise and all. Edited April 6, 2019 by jlrfalcon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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