Originally Posted by in stitches
he is consistently pretty damn good. i cant think of many QBs id want playing for me ahead of him, which i think makes him top tier. in any case, at the least he provides the football word great conversation about whether or not he is elite.
Above average was overly harsh, but Sunday's game was brutal. FWIW, I'd probably rank him somewhere around #8, which is pretty damn good for a league where there are 32 starting quarterbacks. He's good, but IMO not in the same category as Rodgers / Brady / Peyton / Brees who are the only one's I'd put in the "elite" group. There's another group of QBs I wouldn't call elite but who are good, probably 4-5 of them. Eli is too damn streaky for the elite category (see e.g. weeks 1-2 of this season) but fits nicely into that next category.
As for all the rookies last year now entering their second year, I like to see 3 years from any QB before I feel confident ranking them. I do think some have elite QB potential, though.