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Who are the top 10 NFL quarterbacks?

Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco, left, looks to pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


If every quarterback who believed he is a top 10 NFL quarterback were actually a top 10 NFL quarterback, there would be like 20 top 10 NFL quarterbacks. So who are the top 10?

Albert Breer of NFL Media recently asked a “large number” of NFL decision makers to project the top five quarterbacks as of the end of the season. While that’s not really a current top 10 list, it’s the closest thing we have to one this morning, so work with me on this.

Here we go:

1. Aaron Rodgers;

2. Andrew Luck;

3. Tom Brady;

4. Ben Roethlisberger;

5. Tony Romo;

6. Peyton Manning;

7. Drew Brees;

8. Philip Rivers;

9 (tie). Matt Ryan;

9 (tie). Russell Wilson.

Not making the cut were Matthew Stafford, Joe Flacco, Carson Palmer, and Eli Manning -- who didn’t even get one of the 14 spots in Breer’s list.

So what does it mean for today? Not much, unless either or both of the Manning brothers see it and give it any credence. Peyton doesn’t get a spot in the top five, Eli doesn’t even show up on the board.

Flacco also should be a little miffed, since folks in the know apparently regard him as not elite.

Feel free to debate any and all potential topics arising from this info in the comments, including the most favorite topic of the man known as PFT Commenter, who visited me earlier this month, wrote a long-form article about it (long-form! . . . Pulitzer!), and who actually is a normal, friendly, engaging guy when he’s not in character.