COLUMN: Quarterback billing lives up to the hype

Mark Spensley
Express Co-Publisher

     All week I kept reading about Tom Brady this, Aaron Rodgers that. The focus of the stories seemed to be which quarterback was the better of the two or the greatest of all time (GOAT).

     After watching their matchup Sunday night, I’d give the nod to Brady but not by much. When it comes down to having one of those two guys lead my team to a last minute win, none are as good as Rodgers.

     Sometime during the game, maybe it was toward the beginning, NBC ran a graphic showing how some of the best NFL passers have rarely faced off against each other.

     I wish I would have written these down. For Brady and Rodgers, this was just their second matchup. Rodgers has also faced Ben Roethlisberger just once.

     As I was trying to find somewhere that might have referenced these rare matchups (I did not find the needed info) I did come across a websites listing of the top 20 current quarterbacks. What a joke. This was a more of who is popular now list.

     Here it is starting with number 20: Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky, Alex Smith, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Wentz, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins, Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Jared Goff, Drew Brees and number one, Patrick Mahomes.

     Okay, this young lady is purely basing her picks off the current season and whose teams are winning. The website is

     Here is my top ten list of the current quarterbacks, taking into account their entire careers starting with my top pick: Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Newton, Mahomes, Roethlisberger, Ryan, Stafford, Wilson and Rivers. Thoughts?



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