Passing records were broken, Eli Manning proved he really is elite, and a pair of rookie quarterbacks performed far better than expected. Throw in the fact that two of the NFL’s top QBs took their teams to the championship while teams led by strong defenses (Ravens, 49ers) fell short and you’ve got ‘The Year of the Quarterback’. In fact, the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants had the league’s worst rushing game and the Pats ranked dead last in the AFC in total defense. Want to win the Super Bowl? You’re going to need a top QB.
So, who are the NFL’s best under center heading into next year? It’s time for some quarterback rankings!10. Michael Vick
After a monster campaign in 2010 (21 pass TDs, only 6 interceptions, and 9 rushing TDs), Vick came back down to Earth this past season, throwing 18 TDs and 14 picks. He also missed three games and only had one rushing touchdown. So, how’d he get in the Top 10? Check out Vick’s stats from the last three games of the season: