Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of 2011

The Top Ten
1 Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is a retired American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 7 Super Bowls, and was often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady was also... read more

Easily the best quarterback ever, and it's to the point where it isn't debatable. And I am from California, growing up as a 49ers fan. A sad day to admit this, but yes, Brady is unmatched.

Brady should win at least two more Super Bowls as he emerges as the greatest quarterback of his generation. He's just that good on the turf.

Did you see that game against the Broncos? He absolutely trashed them and put Tebow Mania to bed once and for all!

2 Aaron Rodgers Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Hello? Passer rating of 122.5. Easily the best on the list. Brady is good, but only because he has great protection and can stand in the pocket all day. It seems like every time Brady throws, it's to a wide-open receiver, whereas Rodgers routinely makes great passes into tight coverage.

Yes, everyone on this list is very good, but Rodgers is the best (especially in 2011).

Very well deserved. Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The proof? When was the last time you saw the Packers reach 15-1 for a chance at a second Super Bowl victory?

3 Drew Brees Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He is the only player to have back to back to back 5,000 yards in three seasons straight. Brees also has the all time best completion percentage with 66.95%.

If you vote for Peyton Manning, there's no way he's the best because he doesn't even play, and he's playing on one of the worst teams in the league. Drew Brees beat his team, and I bet he could beat the Patriots and most likely the Steelers. Go Saints!

This guy is a freak. Tim Lincecum should give him his nickname. Over 5,000 passing yards last season? Wow!

4 Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

Ok, let's be serious here. Peyton Manning is the poster boy for the new millennium. He personifies everything the NFL stands for. Tom Brady broke his 49 TD record by 1 score. Brady took over 100 more attempts than Manning and played 1 more full game. Manning had 49 scores and over 4500 yards in 15 games. That's an average of 3.26 TDs a game and 300 yards a game. If he finished his 16th game instead of 2 attempts, he would have had 4800 yards and 52 - 53 TDs. Brady in a "Run Up The Score" offense scored 50 TDs and 4800 yards in 16 games. Manning had over a 121 passer rating and Brady had 117. Not to downplay Brady, but Manning was more efficient in his attempts.

This kid was a quarterback savant since he was born. Heir to a Pro Bowl QB dad, he was nurtured into what would become the BEST QUARTERBACK EVER! He was a high school phenom and scouted by every college. He was a standout in college and finally drafted NUMBER 1 OVERALL. This stuff is what stories are made of, but this is actually true.

Manning transformed a 3-13 team into the largest turnaround ever into a 13-3 team. Sure, Manning had a few disappointing losses in the playoffs, but a majority of them really weren't his fault. Close analysis shows that multiple times Manning was put in a situation where he could have won the game on a last-second drive. He threw perfectly in a majority of situations (such as in the regular season), but usually some receiver or "idiot kicker" messed up. Vanderjagt missed like 2-3 game-winning kicks, and several receivers dropped the balls in key moments "Dallas Clark." If he had won those games, the momentum would have carried over into the next game, and he would have more playoff success and more rings.

Brady will have his rings over Manning, no doubt, Manning might win one more, but that does not discredit his success. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to practice perfection year in and year out. Whether his defense sucks or his offense and his... more

5 Philip Rivers Philip Michael Rivers is a former American football quarterback. He played for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers from 2004 to 2019 and for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2020 season... read more

I know that Rivers stepped into the QB position after Brees left. Truly, he might not be the best ever, but he sure as hell has the heart and drive to win. I loved watching Cutler leave Denver. Also, the SD win against the highest paid QB, Eli Manning, was sweeter than honey.

Yes, I am a San Diego fan and have been since the late 80s. My soon-to-be husband is a lifetime Steelers fan. Life some days really sucks at my house. But at least we all know SD is playing to finish this year with a team and backing that a QB needs. Wow. LT and our Energizer bunny Sproles. What an athlete. God bless.

6 Matt Ryan Matthew Thomas "Matt" Ryan, nicknamed "Matty Ice," is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

Matty Ice is the ultimate professional and clutch quarterback. Matt thrives in tense situations and does not get his due credit. He's already been in the Pro Bowl in a very difficult NFC, but that's not enough. Please respect this man!

7 Michael Vick Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Falcons as the first overall pick... read more

The guy's rushing is second to none. Just a freak of a player and thoroughly deserved to be the return player of the year. MVP next year for sure.

8 Ben Roethlisberger Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

"Ben is a tank." He probably takes some incredible hits and keeps on going. Whether his continuing to play when injured is the right thing in the long run is questionable, but you have to admire his courage and tenacity. His ability to extend the play keeps many Pittsburgh drives alive.

Excellent player who has offensive skills. Give it a few years, and he will be better than Peyton Manning.

9 Eli Manning Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is a former American football quarterback who played his entire career for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
10 Matthew Stafford John Matthew Stafford is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

The #1 overall pick in 2009 selected by The Detroit Lions, Stafford has a critical acclaim in his stats.

Stafford is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 passing... read more
The Contenders
11 Matt Schaub
12 Cam Newton Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He had previously played with the Carolina Panthers from 2011 to 2019, and for the New England Patriots in 2020. In November 2021, he signed with his old team, the Carolina Panthers.

Superman is probably the best rookie quarterback in the NFL ever! Cam Newton is slowly working his way into the Hall of Fame.

13 Tony Romo Antonio Ramiro Romo is an American football television analyst and former quarterback who played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

The second highest-rated QB of all time and he "sucks"? He had a 102 rating this year, fourth in the NFL, and he "sucks"? If a player has a 102 rating, HE is doing HIS job. If anyone had any type of brain, they would realize he isn't the problem. They get their sports information from The View or ESPN, which broadcast very similar sports information.

Romo blew ONE game in the playoffs. The Seattle game. I'd love to know what other game he blew and it was all on him. Anyone? If you say the Giants, did you forget Pat Crayton dropping two fourth-quarter passes that would have sealed the game for Dallas? Look it up, Brandon Jacobs even admitted if Crayton catches those passes, Dallas wins. People that don't know football just blame Romo, though.

Oh, and the Vikings playoff loss. Romo was sacked NINE times. So I guess he doesn't need an offensive line to win, right? You tell me a QB that has been sacked 9 times and still won a game. I can't think of one right now. People just need to learn the facts, look at stats, and turn off ESPN. He is shattering Cowboys records and, like I said, he is the second highest-rated QB in NFL history right now.

It takes more than one player to win a championship. Ben Roethlisberger got handed 2 titles by the officials. He had a rating of 21.6 in the Seattle Super Bowl but "has a ring." Now everyone thinks he is so good because he "has a ring." You mean to tell me that all anyone had to do was go out and put up a 21.6 rating and they could have won a title that day, and they would be considered "great" because they won a title? Come on. Every single QB in the NFL could have won a title that day. Heck, I could have played and put up a 21.6 rating! Championships are team-won, not player-won. People that know football know that.

I'd just love an explanation about a guy that's the second highest-rated QB ever is not doing his job and he sucks. I just don't get that. And before anyone brings up the Lions game and... more

14 Tim Tebow Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization and a former professional American football player in the National Football League.
15 Alex Smith Alexander Douglas Smith is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

He has better stats than half of these players and is also good in the clutch.

16 Jay Cutler Jay Christopher Cutler is a retired American football quarterback that of the National Football League. Cutler played 11 seasons in the NFL (2006-2016). During his announcement that Cutler declared retirement, he announced plans to be a television sportscaster for the FOX Network.
17 Joe Flacco Joseph Vincent Flacco is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League.
18 Sam Bradford Samuel "Sam" Jacob Bradford is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma and as a redshirt sophomore Bradford became only the... read more
19 Mark Sanchez
20 Donovan McNabb Donovan Jamal McNabb is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons.
21 Matt Hasselbeck
22 Carson Palmer Carson Hilton Palmer is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, and Arizona Cardinals.
23 Kerry Collins
24 Kyle Orton
25 Josh Freeman
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