Top 10 quarterbacks of the decade

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There’s been plenty of talk lately about the Top 10 quarterbacks of all time. But who are the Top 10 quarterbacks of the last 10 years? That’s the subject of the latest installment of the best players at each position from 2010 to 2019.

1. Tom Brady. The best quarterback over the past 20 years (and ever) is good enough to earn a separate Hall of Fame spot for each decade. Over the past 10 years, Brady has been phenomenal, with five Super Bowl appearances and three Super Bowl wins. Even as he seemingly limps to the finish line, he has enough left to make it six and four.

2. Aaron Rodgers. He started the decade with a Super Bowl season the hard way, taking his team from the No. 6 seed to the championship. He continued to dominate as a quarterback, even if his team has underachieved. He could still end the decade where he started it: With a Super Bowl appearance, and win.

3. Russell Wilson. A Super Bowl champion in only his second season, Wilson has become one of the most dangerous quarterbacks, with his underrated passing skills and uncanny mobility. The highest-paid player in league history, the Seahawks wisely have built the team around a guy who is destined to be one of the Top 10 quarterbacks of the next decade, too.

4. Drew Brees. Four times this decade, Brees has thrown for more than 5,000 yards. He continues to be one of the best passers of all time, and he has led the Saints back to the top of the league in recent years, after several seasons lost to the bounty scandal and its aftermath. The only knock? No Super Bowl appearances since 2009.

5. Peyton Manning. He played only five seasons this decade, but one of them included record passing yardage and passing touchdowns, marks that stand six years later. He made it to the Super Bowl twice with the Broncos, and he exited the game in a way that so many would love to do it: With a championship trophy under his arm.

6. Ben Roethlisberger. Underappreciated for much of his career, Roethlisberger helped unleash an offense with unprecedented production, culminating in m

ore than 5,100 passing yards in 2018. He took the Steelers to a Super Bowl this decade, and the team is a perennial playoff contender, with six playoff berths since 2010 and not a single losing record.

7. Cam Newton. The first pick of the 2011 draft, Newton became the league’s MVP four years later, nearly winning a Super Bowl in the process. Injuries have kept him from climbing higher on the list, and the decade ends with his career at a crossroads. But he’s still clearly one of the best to play the position in the past 10 years, given his blend of passing and running skills.

8. Matt Ryan. He’s steadily working his way up the various all-time passing lists, racking up stats for a team that has underachieved of late. In 2016, the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl, with Ryan winning the league MVP award and helping Atlanta build a 28-3 lead in the league championship — until the wheels came off. At some point in the next decade, Ryan could end up claiming the all-time passing yardage record.

9. Andrew Luck. When considering his career, it’s easy to regard Luck as a disappointment. But he played incredibly well during his time in the league, authoring in his second season one of the best playoff comebacks of all time. And, in theory, the now-retired Luck still has a chance to become one of the best quarterbacks in the new decade that begins next week.

10. Philip Rivers. As his time with the Chargers likely ends, Rivers exits as an accomplished regular-season quarterback, with an average of 4,400 passing yards per year (more than 5,000 yards more than Matthew Stafford for the decade). But he has only two trips to the postseason. Rivers started every game over the past 10 years, and he’ll make it a perfect 160-of-160 on Sunday at Kansas City. The future is murky for Rivers, but the past 10 years justify his placement on the list.

150 responses to “Top 10 quarterbacks of the decade

  1. This should get the Brady haters all worked up.

    List is solid. Lots of great QBs this past decade. Just seems crazy to have these guys all playing at once.

  2. Rodgers has become the most overrated QB ever. For years he’s been “the best QB in football” even though he’s been injured in multiple years and doesn’t deserve to make the Pro Bowl (ala this year). Brees has easily been the 2nd best QB of the decade.

  3. I think you should have stopped after #6 Roethlisberger. I agree with the first 6 but I would have had a slightly different order of Brady, Brees, Manning, Rodgers, Wilson, Roethlisberger.

  4. I can’t stand Brees, but he’s better than Russell Wilson. He should be at #3.

  5. Forget Michael Jordan or Babe Ruth or Wayne Gretzky. Considering the capricious nature of injury in the most violent of sports, the difficulty in sustaining excellence in a league hell-bent on parity and the constant, year-to-year change in his supporting cast, Tom Brady, through force of will and unrelenting hard work, has had the greatest career in the history of professional sports.

  6. Eli Manning is 10 times better than Cam. And, Eli won a Super Bowl in this decade, plus played with some iffy rosters and terrible offense lines.

  7. Besides Manning’s 1 good year this decade. He did nothing except for that year “his wife” needed HGH.

  8. Glad to see Russell Wilson listed in the top 3. He deserves all the praise he gets and probably more TBH.

    He might not be the flavor of the month. But, as a Niner fan I’ve watched him on a regular basis over the years. RW is without a doubt, one of a kind.

  9. Everyone clamoring for Drew Brees to be #2 – you really think 10 years from now, it’ll be considered such a slight that a guy who played in a dome and racked up stats while consistently throwing double-digit interception totals and ‘leading’ his team to 7-9 and 8-8 for most of the decade should be #2? The guy hasn’t even won an NFL MVP award yet.

    Face it – Aaron Rodgers from 2010-2014 was an absolutely dominant quarterback that could take over a game (watch 2010 Divisional round versus Atlanta highlights) and was deserving of his 2 MVPs and Superbowl ring. He’s cooled off from 2015-19, but Brees never had such a streak of dominance.

  10. Ryan and Newton don’t belong above Rivers. He’s HOF and they’re not.
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    Please explain to me why Rivers should be in the HOF… All he has is that he’s played longer than other QBs. The few years that the chargers were even relevant, he was carried by LT, Antonio Gates, Darren Sproles, and their defense. The more clutch the situation, the worse he plays. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen him choke in the 4th quarter of games over the years. This guy is a joke. Not to mention his tantrums EVERY time something goes wrong. He should not even be mentioned in the same breath as the HOF.

  11. catquick says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Do they know Brady cheated? Even smashed his Blackberry to not Gove up evidence
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    Do you know you are cheating your brain of rational thought? What would Brady’s personal cell have on it if the NFL had the other two employee’s phones? If Brady sends a text to them their phones would have said message. How does this logic not compute with you? Send me a text and then destroy your phone. Guess what? I still have the text you sent me.

  12. I recall a quarterback who was one Michael Crabtree dropped pass in the corner of the end zone from winning a Super Bowl this decade. Some would say he also made a fairly large impact on the NFL at large. His last name starts with a K.

  13. SSS Legend says: Penalizing Brees for defensive issues?
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    I don’t see the article saying that (though it would help his offense if their D had some unfair advantage). But playing indoors and in a southern division makes it easier to throw. And given the team around him and coaching etc, I’d say he’s slightly under-achieved – so far.

  14. The QB’s of the next decade will look VERY different. Russel Wilson and maybe Matt Ryan (if he plays into his 40’s like TB12) that may play long enough into the next decade to qualify for the next team of the decade.

  15. Eli Manning is Exhibit A for why you don’t overweight Super Bowl performances in such rankings. Great game performances and deserving game MVPs, but not a top QB of the decade.

  16. Dark clouds will be lifted when a young one replaces the old cheetah as leader of the coalition.

  17. Here, I fixed this for you:

    1. Tom Brady*
    2. Aaron Rodgers
    3. Russell Wilson
    4. Drew Brees
    5. Peyton Manning
    6. Ben Roethlisberger
    7. Cam Newton
    8. Matt Ryan
    9. Andrew Luck
    10. Phillip Rivers

    *Known Cheater
    6.

  18. johnnycantread says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    Dark clouds will be lifted when a young one replaces the old cheetah as leader of the coalition.

    Jealousy’s a sad thing

  19. Realistically, Brees has been #1 but had worse teams, particularly on defense. Brady is great, but he’s also had the best supporting cast year after year. Rivers has been better than Wilson, but the recency bias is coming into play here. Also, Newton doesn’t belong on this list. Stafford probably does.

  20. superfanentertainment says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:42 pm
    If RG3 hadn’t gotten hurt and been ex-communicated by Jaye Gruden, he would have been Top 5.

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    Yet Griffin has done nothing – absolutely nothing – since being let go by Washington.

    Most overrated QB of the decade? Yeah, that fits.

  21. Don’t understand the world’s love affair with Aaron Rodgers. Throws a pretty pass. Has a high QB rating because he doesn’t throw picks. So what? Just doesn’t win enough

  22. Maybe if Bluetooth Guy keeps working for the R*vens, Lamar can be on this list too for next decade.

    Can’t be that hard doing what he does when he knows what the defensive play will be.

  23. Brees is either number 1 or at least 1b to Brady’s 1a. All he’s done is play QB better than any other QB in the lead.

    It is insane how QBs are judged on Superbowl appearances in a team sport. Brees has brought his team back to take the lead in the final minutes of the 4th quarter and lost something like 21 of those games because the Saint’s D couldn’t seal the deal. Brady has lost like 5 of those types of games. Before the Minneapolis Miracle happened, Brees dominated the Vikings defense to give them the lead with seconds left. Even last year, the Saints D couldn’t close the deal agains the Rams. Brady is a great QB, who has had more luck go his way than any QB I can think of — not to mention getting to play against JV teams 6 times a year.

    The Saints D closes down even half of those games and Brees is viewed completely differently.

  24. Cam Newton always had accuracy issues and broke into the top in yards ONCE in ten years, with lot of those yards achieved by incredible catches. ONCE! How is he in the top ten?

  25. diarrheahughes says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:12 pm
    Ryan and Newton don’t belong above Rivers. He’s HOF and they’re not.
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    If there’s an HOF for throwing late game interceptions Rivers goes in.

  26. patsarticlemustpost says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    catquick says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Do they know Brady cheated? Even smashed his Blackberry to not Gove up evidence
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    Do you know you are cheating your brain of rational thought? What would Brady’s personal cell have on it if the NFL had the other two employee’s phones? If Brady sends a text to them their phones would have said message. How does this logic not compute with you? Send me a text and then destroy your phone. Guess what? I still have the text you sent me
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    Thats the whole point. The cheaters texts were on the employees phones. Thats why the NFL wanted to see the cheaters phone to verify it and that is why the cheater destroyed the phone….

  27. Peyton Manning
    Tom Brady
    Drew Brees
    Aaron Rodgers
    Eli Manning
    Ben Rothleisberger
    Matt Ryan
    Tony Romo
    Cam Newton
    Andrew Luck

    Sorry 35 million dollar MVP Wannabe you are not top ten.

  28. This list presumes that the whole truth about Brady and Belicheat won’t ever be uncovered. How do you give the No. 1 spot to the only QB suspended for actually cheating?

  29. well if anyone wants to know if there’s a bias against new orleans, just check out this list. For extra credit you can continue checking out officiating in any game the saints play.

  30. What a joke. Rogers and Russell over Brees? Brees owns the entire NFL record book but is only #4 of the last decade. Rogers has not been good the past few years. And even with Russell being pumped as an MVP this year it’s Brees leading the NFL in QB rating.

  31. patsarticlemustpost says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    catquick says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Do they know Brady cheated? Even smashed his Blackberry to not Gove up evidence
    ————————–

    Do you know you are cheating your brain of rational thought? What would Brady’s personal cell have on it if the NFL had the other two employee’s phones? If Brady sends a text to them their phones would have said message. How does this logic not compute with you? Send me a text and then destroy your phone. Guess what? I still have the text you sent me.
    __________________________________________

    Not only that, the investigator could have asked Gronk or Edelman or any other Patriots employee for their cell phones if they really thought he cheated. Guess what? Wells chose not to do so.

  32. In 2000 All Decade Team he was voted number 1.In the 2010 All Decade Team he was voted number 1.I cant understand the hate sit back and enjoy if you love the Game you will never see this again.

  33. The crazy thing about Brady is his stats are actually better than Rodgers since 2009 too. It’s not just a blowout in terms of team success, but he’s won two NFL and two Super Bowl MVPs, including the greatest comeback in NFL history in the Super Bowl against the Falcons. His postseason stats are also off the charts, with back-to-back Super Bowls throwing for over 450 yards. Rodgers had a stretch of elite dominance, but Brees has arguably been more consistently excellent throughout the decade. Surprised he gets penalized as much as he does on this list for not making a Super Bowl. His team has been in the playoff picture most years.

  34. What do we want our quarterbacks to do? Win playoff games, right?

    Here are the number of playoff games won by QBs in this list (with a couple of additions) since the 2010 season:

    Brady 16, Rodgers 9, Wilson 8, Flacco 6, Roethlisberger 5, Peyton Manning 5, Ryan 4, Brees 4, Luck 4, Eli Manning 4, Newton 3, Rivers 2.

    So Joe Flacco trails only Brady, Rodgers, and Wilson since the 2010 season in playoff wins, yet somehow loses out to guys who kept watching him on TV during the playoffs?

  35. Overrated Russell Wilson is only 10th in the league in passing yards (258 yards per game) in 2019. That means he is not even one of the top quarterbacks this season, even though he has one of his better seasons.

  36. Cam Newton above Matt Ryan? Ryan was one play at the endzone away from making the 2013 Super Bowl. He was a sack away from winning the 2017 Super Bowl. He also won an MVP, not to mention he missed maybe two games the entire decade and carries himself with maturity, dignity, and class at all times. And the Falcons have won about 75% of their games vs Carolina this decade. No logic in this choice.

  37. catquick says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Do they know Brady cheated? Even smashed his Blackberry to not Gove up evidence
    +++
    Get over it. It was his personal phone. Roger had no right to view it’s contents. I’m not a Pats fan.

  38. 4personalitytheories says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm
    That number one guy has to many****…
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    Tom Brady…

    * Greatest NFL QB of All-Time
    * Greatest NFL Player of All-Time
    * Greatest NFL Leader of All-Time
    * QB with Most Super Bowl Rings of All-Time
    * QB with Most Super Bowl Starts of All-Time
    * Most Playoff Starts of All-Time
    * Most Playoff Wins of All-Time
    * Most Playoff TD Passes of All-Time
    * Most Playoff Passing Yards of All-Time

    That is a lot of asterisks.

  39. As for Brees, he is an all-time great, but I think when compared to other greats, it must be noted that he played most of his games in a dome and was responsible for more turnovers than any of his contemporaries in the “great” category (except Manning). He reminds me a bit of Brett Favre, who is the NFL’s Nolan Ryan. Brady’s obviously first, especially given the quality of offensive weapons compared to other greats and his ability to be great in all elements, but when it comes to Brees/Manning vs. Wilson/Rodgers, the debate gets very interesting. I think doing it outside of a dome is most impressive, personally.

  40. buess21 says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    Romo over Newton or Rivers

    I knew some crazy Cowboy fan would expect 1 of their Qb to be included.
    Romo put up some nice stats. That’s it!
    Never won a game that mattered. 1 of the most overrated players in NFL history!
    Definitely, would put Manning over him any day!

  41. I’m putting cases on all y’all for leaving me out. Two super wins with both being over the goat and I play in the toughest media market.

    Regards,

    Eli in new York

  42. It shoud be noted that Brees is closing in on another Manning milestone – Interceptions. Fourteen more and he ties him for 9th most all-time.

    Domes should also be mentioned in this analysis.

  43. But… Where is Julian Edleman?! He played quarterback in college and look what hes accomplished in the post season!

  44. Cam Newton doesn’t belong in this list, period. Romo over Newton. What does Romo have, the 4th or 5th best passer rating of all time. And you see what Jason Garrett is as a head coach and that should tell you a lot about Romo. Thankfully they left off Eli Manning. He’s no better than Jay Cutler.

  45. Unclebuck

    Thats the whole point. The cheaters texts were on the employees phones. Thats why the NFL wanted to see the cheaters phone to verify it and that is why the cheater destroyed the phone….

    That makes absolutely no sense.

    Just like when you said last week the Bills would beat the Patriots ..

  46. Oh, darn! I though for sure Flacco would make the list due to all his playoff success. Sorry, Edelman.

  47. You forgot Carson Palmer. He turned a losing franchise into a winning one for several years with superb play. He should be ranked ahead of Luck and Newton.

  48. Russel Wilson ahead of Drew Brees? By what statistical (or any other) measure? If the intent is to promote comments… then absolutely.

  49. Alex Smith won two playoff games during the decade. And lost some close playoff games…but I think this list is for winners.

    Joe Flacco belongs on this list if only for doing us all the service of denying Colin Kaepernick a Super Bowl ring.

  50. footballislife3 says:
    December 27, 2019 at 2:40 pm
    Kurt Warner went to at least 2 Super Bowls in the decade. More than Rivers or Luck.

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    Um…only as a spectator. not a player in the 2010’s

  51. ClogginTheToilet says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm
    What about a list of the best backup quarterbacks? Names to consider:

    __________________

    Tom Brady was a backup…

  52. buess21 says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    Romo over Newton or Rivers

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    Newton, yes. Rivers, no.

  53. Matt Ryan is just like most teams the Patriots beaten so bad they do nothing for a few seasons. Eli won two Superbowls in the final two minutes because of incredible catches and refree help. Both of those superbowls Brady walk off the field with the lead. His defense failed him.

  54. Joe Flacco had to scrunch his unibrow wondering how guys with nowhere near his post season success are on this list… Rivers? Ryan? Newton? Flacco would laugh at that, if he had a personality.

  55. Road playoff wins this decade: Rodgers 5. Flacco 4. Nobody else had more than 2. Brady 1. Brees 1. Peyton 0.

    Flacco’s 4 doesn’t include his 33-14 playoff win in Foxboro after the 2009 season. The playoff battles in Foxboro between 2009 and 2014 (a 2-2 split between Brady and Flacco) gave us some of the best recurring playoff competition between two teams that I’ve seen. Too bad the games were always in Foxboro, thanks to the Ravens having to play in a real division.

  56. Seahawks fan who loves the hell out of Wilson here, but I’d put Brees ahead of him. Brady as #1 is kind of inarguable, I’m afraid.

  57. Wilson is like 5 spots tonight and got carried by a good defense early in his career. The nfl really wants to shove wilson amd lamar down our throats. Wilson threw a interception from the 2 yard line to lose a super bowl. Bress is better forsure, dome or not. As far as cam goes , he is the obj of QBs, lotta hype very little substance.

  58. Remember this decade when Brady became the undisputed GOAT, then he won two more Super Bowls and an MVP?

  59. “Michael Austin says:
    December 27, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    Russel Wilson ahead of Drew Brees? By what statistical (or any other) measure? If the intent is to promote comments… then absolutely”
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    Career Passer Rating. Wilson’s is 101.2 Brees is 98.3 because he was weighed down by his years in San Diego.
    The truth is that they are neck and neck in rate stats. Main difference is that Brees has played longer.
    Personally I would given it to Brees but is close.

  60. @nedwalters
    “then HE won…”
    Brady “WON” those superbowls?
    Oh… yeah!I
    Brady intercepted Wilson on the goal line!
    a football win is a TEAM win !

  61. Drew Brees
    Highest QB War measured…2011 season
    was the leader in QB WAR in each of Rodgers MVP years.
    Best Passer of all time
    most consistent passer of all time.
    with some of the worst defenses of all time.

  62. This is how I’d do it: Of the “Decade”

    1. Tom Brady
    2. Peyton Manning
    3. Drew Brees
    4. Aaron Rogers
    5 Russell Wilson
    6. Ben Roethlisberger
    7. Tony Romo
    8. Phillip Rivers
    9. Matt Ryan & Cam Newton
    10.Eli Manning & Andrew Luck

  63. ahzroc says:
    December 27, 2019 at 5:27 pm
    @nedwalters
    “then HE won…”
    Brady “WON” those superbowls?
    Oh… yeah!I
    Brady intercepted Wilson on the goal line!
    a football win is a TEAM win !

    ——
    Only if the Patriots win.

    You know it’s true.

  64. Who knows if Brady’s equipment guys were deflating footballs. The texts suggest at best they could have been doing something. Unless they weren’t.

    I know for a fact it didn’t happen in the AFC championship game that year.

  65. What the hell has Luck accomplished, other than getting hurt? I’d put Mahommes and his backwards kneecap higher than Andrew Luck and Cam Newton.

  66. If you think Rivers belongs in the hall of fame, then I’d got some beautiful beachfront property here in Missouri to see you.

    That goes for Eli too!

  67. If you think Rivers belongs in the hall of fame, then I’d got some beautiful beachfront property here in Missouri to see you.

    That goes for Eli too!

  68. If these guys played for Cleveland, Oakland, Jacksonville, Arizona, or the Jets, they would not be on this list. The luck of being on the right team is the main reason for success. Stability is very important. The consistency in QB brings this, but they need players around them.

  69. bryantduhon says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm
    Brees is either number 1 or at least 1b to Brady’s 1a. All he’s done is play QB better than any other QB in the lead.

    It is insane how QBs are judged on Superbowl appearances in a team sport. Brees has brought his team back to take the lead in the final minutes of the 4th quarter and lost something like 21 of those games because the Saint’s D couldn’t seal the deal. Brady has lost like 5 of those types of games. Before the Minneapolis Miracle happened, Brees dominated the Vikings defense to give them the lead with seconds left. Even last year, the Saints D couldn’t close the deal agains the Rams. Brady is a great QB, who has had more luck go his way than any QB I can think of — not to mention getting to play against JV teams 6 times a year.

    The Saints D closes down even half of those games and Brees is viewed completely differently.
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    You do realize that Brees had the ball first in OT vs The Rams and threw an Interception.

  70. Where is Colin Kaepernick on this list? He must be the greatest of all time with his one winning season and below .500 win percentage. Haven’t seen a Kaepernick article in a couple weeks. I am starting to think he is forgotten!

  71. patsarticlemustpost says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:07 pm
    This should get the Brady haters all worked up.

    List is solid. Lots of great QBs this past decade. Just seems crazy to have these guys all playing at once.

    251 31 Rate This

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    every year goodell and the owners have changed rules to help offenses

    not that hard to understand

    ever qb of the lasr 15 years has some bloated numbers

  72. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    December 27, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    Brady’s on top. All hail to Alex Guerrero.

    3 11 Rate This

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    noodle arm
    manning is lucky he is even on this list with only a few good years in the decade, with a huge assist from Guyer Institute in Indy that Clowndell helped cover up

  73. revren10 says:
    December 27, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    Remember how Peyton Manning used his wife as the fall guy for his hgh use

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    …and people really believed that nonsense excuse lol.

  74. ClogginTheToilet says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm
    What about a list of the best backup quarterbacks? Names to consider:

    __________________

    Tom Brady was a backup…

    So was Big Ben…

  75. tylawspick6 says:

    December 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    December 27, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    Brady’s on top. All hail to Alex Guerrero.

    3 11 Rate This

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    noodle arm
    manning is lucky he is even on this list with only a few good years in the decade, with a huge assist from Guyer Institute in Indy that Clowndell helped cover up

    lets not forget two of peytons friends destroying evidence at the lab then pretending to be law enforcement to get the writer to drop the story. Isn’t it great daddy made it go away

  76. From an Eagles fan..why the hate for Matt Ryan? Offensive ROY, 4 time ProBowl, 1 League MVP, 1 Superbowl (if not for defensive collapse SuperBowlMVL) fastest QB to 40k yards fastest to 50k yards. Has had average teams and coach turnovers but still hits 4,500 yards every yr. Sorry Packers. He’s better then ARod imo. Watch him go to the HOF.

  77. Joe Flacco’s 7 playoff wins this decade is fourth, only behind Brady, Rodgers and Wilson. His 10 career playoff wins are 10th all time.

  78. Rodgers missed playoffs how many times? In a division that has sent one team (his own) to the Super Bowl in the decade?

    Wilson missed playoffs once at 9-7, and played in a division which sent 2 other teams to Super Bowl in that span. Brees missed playoffs with losing records but, his division also sent 2 other teams to Super Bowl in 2010s (Saints arguably should have gone last year too).

    Brady obviously at the top for playoff success and making stars out of scrubs. Wilson and Brees are a lot closer to Brady than Rodgers. He gets a HUGE bump just for playing for the league darling Packers. I would even entertain an argument that Roethlisberger belongs above Rodgers.

    Despite the league and media and advertisers drooling over Rodgers throughout his career, he will be remembered by history for his lack of success.

  79. ou do realize that Brees had the ball first in OT vs The Rams and threw an Interception.

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    You do realize the Rams blitzer clobbered Brees in the head with not one, but both hands on that play and there was no penalty for roughing the passer.

  80. patsarticlemustpost says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    catquick says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Do they know Brady cheated? Even smashed his Blackberry to not Gove up evidence
    ————————–

    Do you know you are cheating your brain of rational thought? What would Brady’s personal cell have on it if the NFL had the other two employee’s phones? If Brady sends a text to them their phones would have said message. How does this logic not compute with you? Send me a text and then destroy your phone. Guess what? I still have the text you sent me.

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    This guy was able to identify the device model so he is better informed.

  81. (pushes up nerd glasses)

    Actually, the decade ends on the ZERO year. You don’t start counting things saying ZERO first.

    So I expect to see this list again next year at this time, the CORRECT best of DECADE list!

    **EDIT: I guess I should add that I’m joking so I don’t get a bunch of anger sent my way.

  82. cyndis400 says:
    December 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    If Cam Newton had the guts to fall on that fumble, he might be further up the list. But, no.
    **************
    Just can’t let it go can you? I don’t understand because you’re not a Newton fan, so if he failed to do what you perceive as a brave play, then you should be happy. funny how you keep going back to that ‘cowardice act’.

    Being sane, the problem I have is the word coward and Cam Newton should never be associated. Here’s why: You and the world have seen him slam his body into 300 lb run stoppers on the regular since he hit the league. I’m no stable genius, but I’d say that takes more courage than diving on a fumble.

    You have a problem. It’s not Cam, it’s you.

    BTW, the list is fun. They all are great for conversation & debate. In the end, it’s subjective.

  83. sdcharger123 says:
    December 28, 2019 at 2:56 pm
    Rivers has been to the postseason more than two times…
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    Not IN THIS DECADE.

  84. What’s happening to our society?

    Geez, lots of quality comments mixed with hatred. Why? We used to get a little feisty back in the newsreader days, but nothing like this…

    Lists are lists and mean nothing little to nothing. Look at the greatest film lists, the greatest actors and you find all of them weighted to current films/actors and giving them a big edge, yet most would agree that 1938 was the ultimate year of the Golden age of Hollywood. It was a tough list to beat, but if younger folks actually took the time to watch, I suspect that the lists would change.

    Why all the hatred and the blaming of officials for every game “your team” lost? Yet, few mentions of the bad calls that gave “your team” the edge? This BS always existed, but seems to have gone to all-time levels…Just don’t get it…

  85. Chucking bombs that AB usually grabbed doesn’t mean you’re a top 10 QB. Big Ben is a tough guy for sure, but with all that talent, the Steelers failed.

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