With the NFL’s playoff field whittled down to just eight remaining teams, Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News set out to determine which remaining quarterback is best, complete with a points system and official ranking. And there, at the very bottom of that list, is none other than Tom Brady.
Using the criteria of arm strength, accuracy/delivery, mobility/athleticism, pocket presence/awareness and intangibles and ranking the QBs one through eight in each, Brady scored just 15 points, good enough for last place. Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson tied for first with 28 points, Drew Brees ranked fourth with 22 points, Cam Newton was fifth with 21 points, and Philip Rivers and Colin Kaepernick shared a tie for sixth place with 19 points.
(Internal debate: Now, does time really need to be spent to break down why such a silly ranking system is foolish? It seems pretty self-evident, people don’t really need it spelled out for them. But … oh, well, fine "
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