The Top Five: Best Quarterbacks in the NFL

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Published: July 16, 2009

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... unchanged since the NFL's inception.

It has become harder to read defenses because they've become increasingly complex through the years, but the quarterback is still expected to lead their team and put them in a position to win.

They are the glory-hogs of the NFL. A quarterback is usually the face of the franchise, and the money-maker. It's tough to win without one, and having a good one makes winning easier.

In order to be a successful quarterback, that player must gain the trust, respect, and confidence of his team. He must put up the stats, of course, to back up his play, and winning a Super Bowl or two doesn't exactly hurt.

I expect this to be a highly controversial list, and perhaps the one with the most interchangeable parts. Based on the criteria above, I'm confident that these men are the top five quarterbacks in the NFL today.

 

5. Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers)

48 games started, 33-15, 8...

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