Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/2/12
The 2012 season is about two months away, and it's a perfect time to rank NFL players by position. A combination of factors such as stats, overall performance, etc., determine where players are ranked. Analysis will be added very soon, I just wanted to get these rankings done first.

*Player ages are how old they will be on September 5th, NFL Kickoff date.

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225 lbs.
Age: 28 | Experience: 8 Years

2012 Season Stats:
343 of 502 (68.3% CMP), 4,643 Passing Yards, 45 TD, 6 INT; 3 Rushing TD (122.5 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,381 of 2,113 (65.4% CMP), 17,366 Passing Yards, 132 TD, 38 INT; 16 Rushing TD (104.1 QBR)

2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Height: 6-0 | Weight: 209 lbs.
Age: 33 | Experience: 12 Years

2012 Season Stats:
468 of 657 (71.2% CMP), 5,476 Passing Yards, 46 TD, 14 INT; Rushing TD (110.6 QBR)

Career Stats:
3,613 of 5,479 (65.9% CMP), 40,742 Passing Yards, 281 TD, 146 INT; 8 Rushing TD (94.0 QBR)

3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots Height: 6-4 | Weight: 225 lbs.
Age: 35 | Experience: 13 Years

2012 Season Stats:
401 of 611 (65.6% CMP), 5,235 Passing Yards, 39 TD, 12 INT; 3 Rushing TD (105.6 QBR)

Career Stats:
3,397 of 5,321 (63.8% CMP), 39,979 Passing Yards, 300 TD, 115 INT; 10 Rushing TD (96.4 QBR)

4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Height: 6-5 | Weight: 230 lbs.
Age: 36 | Experience: 15 Years

2012 Season Stats:
DNP

Career Stats:
4,682 of 7,210 (64.9% CMP), 54,828 Passing Yards, 399 TD, 198 INT; 17 Rushing TD (94.9 QBR)

5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers Height: 6-5 | Weight: 241 lbs.
Age: 30 | Experience: 9 Years

2012 Season Stats:
324 of 513 (63.2% CMP), 4,077 Passing Yards, 21 TD, 14 INT; (90.1 QBR)

Career Stats:
2,090 of 3,313 (63.1% CMP), 26,579 Passing Yards, 165 TD, 100 INT; 14 Rushing TD (92.1 QBR)

6. Eli Manning, New York Giants Height: 6-4 | Weight: 218 lbs.
Age: 31 | Experience: 9 Years

2012 Season Stats:
359 of 589 (61.0% CMP), 4,933 Passing Yards, 29 TD, 16 INT; Rushing TD (92.9 QBR)

Career Stats:
2,291 of 3,921 (58.4% CMP), 27,579 Passing Yards, 185 TD, 129 INT; 8 Rushing TD (82.1 QBR)

7. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers Height: 6-5 | Weight: 228 lbs.
Age: 30 | Experience: 9 Years

2012 Season Stats:
366 of 582 (62.9% CMP), 4,624 Passing Yards, 27 TD, 20 INT; Rushing TD (88.7 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,930 of 3,037 (63.6% CMP), 24,285 Passing Yards, 163 TD, 78 INT; 3 Rushing TD (95.5 QBR)

8. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Height: 6-2 | Weight: 228 lbs.
Age: 32 | Experience: 10 Years

2012 Season Stats:
346 of 522 (66.3% CMP), 4,184 Passing Yards, 31 TD, 10 INT; Rushing TD (102.5 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,672 of 2,592 (64.5% CMP), 20,834 Passing Yards, 149 TD, 72 INT; 4 Rushing TD (96.9 QBR)

9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons Height: 6-4 | Weight: 217 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 5 Years

2012 Season Stats:
347 of 566 (61.3% CMP), 4,177 Passing Yards, 29 TD, 12 INT; 2 Rushing TD (92.2 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,232 of 2,022 (60.9% CMP), 14,238 Passing Yards, 95 TD, 46 INT; 4 Rushing TD (88.4 QBR)

10. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions Height: 6-2 | Weight: 232 lbs.
Age: 24 | Experience: 4 Years

2012 Season Stats:
421 of 663 (63.5% CMP), 5,038 Passing Yards, 41 TD, 16 INT; (97.2 QBR)

Career Stats:
679 of 1,136 (59.8% CMP), 7,840 Passing Yards, 60 TD, 37 INT; 3 Rushing TD (84.7 QBR)

11. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens Height: 6-6 | Weight: 245 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 5 Years

2012 Season Stats:
312 of 542 (57.6% CMP), 3,610 Passing Yards, 20 TD, 12 INT; Rushing TD (80.9 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,190 of 1,958 (60.8% CMP), 13,816 Passing Yards, 80 TD, 46 INT; 4 Rushing TD (86.0 QBR)

12. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Height: 6-5 | Weight: 241 lbs.
Age: 31 | Experience: 9 Years

2012 Season Stats:
178 of 292 (61.0% CMP), 2,479 Passing Yards, 15 TD, 6 INT; 2 Rushing TD (96.8 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,466 of 2,279 (64.3% CMP), 17,936 Passing Yards, 98 TD, 58 INT; 4 Rushing TD (92.2 QBR)

13. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles Height: 6-0 | Weight: 215 lbs.
Age: 32 | Experience: 11 Years

2012 Season Stats:
253 of 423 (59.8% CMP), 3,303 Passing Yards, 18 TD, 14 INT; Rushing TD (84.9 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,422 of 2,538 (56.0% CMP), 17,912 Passing Yards, 111 TD, 72 INT; 33 Rushing TD (80.9 QBR)

14. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears Height: 6-3 | Weight: 220 lbs.
Age: 29 | Experience: 7 Years

2012 Season Stats:
182 of 314 (58.0% CMP), 2,319 Passing Yards, 13 TD, 7 INT; Rushing TD (85.7 QBR)

Career Stats:
1,541 of 2,521 (61.1% CMP), 18,283 Passing Yards, 117 TD, 86 INT; 6 Rushing TD (84.5 QBR)

15. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Height: 6-5 | Weight: 248 lbs.
Age: 23 | Experience: 2 Years

2012 Season Stats:
310 of 517 (60.0% CMP), 4,051 Passing Yards, 21 TD, 17 INT; 14 Rushing TD (84.5 QBR)

Career Stats:
310 of 517 (60.0% CMP), 4,051 Passing Yards, 21 TD, 17 INT; 14 Rushing TD (84.5 QBR)

 

 

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