Aaron Rodgers is #1, according to 'Jaws'

 

Ron Jaworski, otherwise known to so many of us as “Jaws,” is not always right, but I like him for many reasons. I liked him as a player and I like him as an analyst.

I really like him today because he’s seeing things the way I see them – and the way many who follow the game see things.

Jaworski released his ranking of the 32 best quarterbacks in the National Football League and his top-rated QB? Peyton Manning? Nope. Tom Brady? Nope

It’s Aaron Rodgers.

Ironically, the last ranked QB is former Packer and understudy of Rodgers, Matt Flynn.

But to get back to Rodgers – Here’s what Jaworski had to say about Rodgers:

Rodgers is “the most physically-gifted quarterback in the NFL …” Rodgers has “arm strength, release, accuracy, movement, toughness – the total package. No quarterback is better avoiding, escaping, moving, then delivering the football with velocity and accuracy.”

And there’s more:

“Rodgers’ ability to throw from different arm angles and platforms is unmatched. It was demanded more than ever in 2012 behind a struggling offensive line. While Rodgers is not a runner, he always poses a dangerous threat when running opportunities present themselves. When you evaluate all the attributes and traits that comprise high-level quarterback play in the NFL, Rodgers is at the top of the list.”

In my mind, Rodgers wins out over Manning for a couple of reasons. First, he’s in the prime of his career and has it all going for him. Secondly, he plays in a division that constantly challenges him. Manning being in the AFC West plays against some of the weakest competition in all the league. Compare that with Rodgers being in the NFC North and having to go against the likes of the Vikings and Bears, as well as the Lions for half of their schedule.

Rodgers is tops, plain and simple.

Here’s the complete list, from last to first:

No. 32 Matt Flynn No. 31 Jake Locker No. 30 Kevin Kolb  No. 29 Chad Henne
No. 28 Mark Sanchez No. 27 Christian Ponder No. 26 Brandon Weeden No. 25 Michael Vick
No. 24 Ryan Tannehill No. 23 Carson Palmer No. 22 Sam Bradford No. 21 Josh Freeman
No. 20 Alex Smith No. 19 Andy Dalton No. 18 Cam Newton No. 17 Philip Rivers
No. 16 Matthew Stafford No. 15 Tony Romo No. 14 Jay Cutler No. 13 Robert Griffin III
No. 12 Russell Wilson No. 11 Colin Kaepernick No. 10 Andrew Luck No. 9 Matt Schaub
No. 8 Eli Manning No. 7 Ben Roethlisberger No. 6 Drew Brees No. 5 Matt Ryan
No. 4 Joe Flacco No. 3 Tom Brady No. 2 Peyton Manning No. 1 Aaron Rodgers

 

Here’s the complete video … enjoy.

 

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