Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Tom Brady is the uncontested starter at the position. MVPs, All-Pros, Super Bowls, and one or two NFL records.   Brady has a 96.6 career QB rating, he is still in top form, playing the position better today than ten years ago.Ryan Mallett has been the backup to Brady the last two seasons. Mallett played in four regular season games  in 2012 during garbage time, where he sports a 5.2 quarterback rating. He has one completion in four attempts for a 25 percent rate, he has one INT, and 8 rushes for -9 yards (he was downing the ball to end the game).He has a cannon for an arm, but lacks touch on many throws, and often lacks calm when in game situations.Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett run a traditional drop-back (aka pocket) passer offense.With Tim Tebow the Patriots switch to a more run-based offense known as the read-option (not to be confused with the Wild Cat which is an entirely different type of offense altogether).Tebow has played in 35 regular season games, and sports a 75.3 QB rating...
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