The 15 Best Quarterbacks In The NFL Right Now

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The NFL QB hierarchy is beginning to fall into recognisable tiers.By averaging three very different statistical metrics — traditional QB rating, ESPN’s Total QBR, and Football Outsiders’ DYAR — we came up with our own ranking of the best 15 QBs in the league through the first 11 weeks.

What we found was three tiers of QB greatness — with two at the very top, two right below them, and everyone else clumped in the middle.

15. Eli Manning, New York Giants (previously: 4th)

Average ranking: 15.33

QB rating: #22

Total QBR: #12

DYAR: #12

T13. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (previously: tied 15th)

Average ranking: 14.66

QB rating: #28

Total QBR: #3

DYAR: #13

T13. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (previously: 14th)

Average ranking: 14.66

QB rating: #24

Total QBR: #14

DYAR: #9

12. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Bucs (previously: unranked)

Average ranking: 13.66

QB rating: #10

Total QBR: #15

DYAR: #16

11. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (previously: unranked)

Average ranking: 12.66

QB rating: #11

Total QBR: #16

DYAR: #11

10. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys (previously: 11th)

Average ranking: 12.00

QB rating: #16

Total QBR: #13

DYAR: #7

9. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins (previously: 8th)

Average ranking: 9.00

QB rating: #5

Total QBR: #8

DYAR: #14

8. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans (previously: 9th)

Average ranking: 9.33

QB rating: #8

Total QBR: #10

DYAR: #5

7. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers (previously: 10th)

Average ranking: 7.33

QB rating: #3

Total QBR: #9

DYAR: #10

T5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (previously: tied 5th)

Average ranking: 6.33

QB rating: #6

Total QBR: #5

DYAR: #8

T5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (previously: tied 5th)

Average ranking: 6.33

QB rating: #9

Total QBR: #4

DYAR: #6

T3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (previously: 2nd)

Average ranking: 5.33

QB rating: #1

Total QBR: #11

DYAR: #4

T3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (previously: 7th)

Average ranking: 5.33

QB rating: #7

Total QBR: #6

DYAR: #3

T1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos (previously: 1st)

Average ranking: 2.00

QB rating: #2

Total QBR: #2

DYAR: #2

T1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots (previously: 3rd)

Average ranking: 2.00

QB rating: #4

Total QBR: #1

DYAR: #1

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