Thursday, June 21, 2007

#4 at #14? Please.

Well this just isn't right. Brett Favre only the 14th best QB this coming season? Please. You must be joking. That's what Sports Illustrated (SI) football columnist Peter King has to say. He ranked all 32 NFL quarterbacks according to how good of a season he believes each will have this year...just this year. That does give him some wiggle room in what is a very wiggly room to begin with.

But here's who King says will have a better 2007 season than Brett, in order: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger, Matt Hasselbeck, Vince Young, Philip Rivers, Jon Kitna, Jay Cutler, Tony Romo, Donovan McNabb, and Steve McNair. Brett, in King's view, is one step ahead of Chad Pennington. OK, we can generally agree that SI does a great job with the swimsuit issue. But this ranking? Oh man. Somehow...not so good. Seriously, would anyone here take Kitna over Brett? Spare me. What about the youngsters? Young, Rivers, Cutler or Wisconsin's own Tony Romo? Maybe someday. But not this season.

Sorry, Mr. King. I'll stick with Brett. He'll win us some games throwing passes that no one else can throw. And he will probably lose a game or two also throwing some of those very same passes. In other words, same ol' Brett. I'll take him.

But you be the judge. Check out King's rankings and reasons for them here. On the other hand, if you'd place more credibility in the swimsuit issue, or at least prefer spending your time there, this link is for you.