What a RhOMO.
5. Matt Ryan
4. Ben Roethlisberger
3. Aaron Rodgers
2. Tom Brady
1. Joe Flacco
5. Eli Manning
4. Aaron Rodgers
3. Drew Brees
2. Peyton Manning
1. Tom Brady
Hoge is a friggin' flavor-of-the-day idiot.
For personal reference, I posted this on January 18th of this year:
These guys should be holding clipboards, not footballs
The 'I Stink But Get a Pass for Being Inexperienced'
These are the guys that are "still developing"
The 'Well, I Do Not SUCK' Guys
These are those "game managers"; the ones who aren't team leaders, but they get the job done.
The 'Veteran Regular Season Warriors'
These older guys are those fantasy football winners, but can't win elimination games. They keep their teams in the hunt until weeks 16/17.
The 'Up-and-Coming Heroes'
These guys are your next wave of stars. They're the ones that will be winning championships over the next ten years.
Robert Griffin III
The 'Fringe Stars'
These are guys that should be competing for All-Pro spots, but aren't the face of the NFL.
The 'Almost There Gang'
These guys have Super Bowl rings, but aren't quite super stars. They're still a step above the last group.
The 'Goodell's Holy Team'
These guys are the face of the NFL and have their teams consistently in the hunt for championships.
And I feel pretty comfortable with that order too. Some of them are interchangeable to the groups above and below, depending on how they do in the current/next season. Most guys fluctuate only by one group (excluding the guys that go from Regular Season Warriors up to Fringe Stars, bypassing the up-and-coming title since they're older) from year-to-year. For instance, Ryan Tannehill might solidify himself as an "up-and-comer" or Philip Rivers takes the next step to "Fringe Star". Maybe Matthew Stafford regresses and has another year of heaving bad passes into double- and triple-coverage, and falls down into the "Regular Season Warrior" category.
Mangini and I had the same list
Hoge says he lives in the present/future and Mangini is a historian Where'd Roethlisberger end up this year??