Is Eli Manning still a Top 10 QB?

The Giants Beat ranks the Top 10 signal-callers in the NFL, so find out if New York Giants gunslinger Eli Manning makes the list.

1. Aaron Rodgers

The reigning two time MVP gets the nod to be at the top of the list. Rodgers is in his prime and is one of the most accurate passers in NFL history. The former Super Bowl MVP also has underrated scrambling ability which he uses to torment opposing defenses who respect his arm too much.

2. Tom Brady

The four-time Super Bowl champ and three Super Bowl MVP holds the number two spot. Brady proved he still has a lot in the tank, throwing for over 320 yards and 4 TDs against the vaunted Seahawks secondary in the Super Bowl. Brady also posted impressive numbers against top 5 defenses last season with a 71.3 completion rate, 8.04 yards per attempt, 8.2 TD percentage, 1.6 INT percentage, 115.5 passer rating, much better than the rest of the league.

3.Peyton Manning

4. Drew Brees

It will be interesting to see how Brees does without Jimmy Graham, however at 36 with a Super Bowl ring under his belt and multiple passing records Brees is anything but unproven. Brees will be looking to have his fifth consecutive season averaging over 300 passing yards in 2015.

5. Andrew Luck

If this list was an outlook on the future, Luck would be in front of Brees, however Brees’ pedigree keeps Luck at 5 for now. Luck makes some of the most phenomenal throws in the NFL and is coming off a 4700 yard season where he threw 40 touchdowns. This is the year Luck hits his full stride and becomes a consensus top tier quarterback.

6.Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben is coming off a season where he threw for 48 yards under 5000 and quietly had 33 touchdowns. 12 of those came in back to back games where he displayed his potency at the position. Having already won two Super Bowls, Roethlisberger is the logical choice for sixth.

7. Joe Flacco

Flacco gets the 7th seed but primarily because of his consistency revolving his postseason starts. Flacco has brought his team to the playoffs 6 of his 7 seasons in the league and has been one of the best quarterbacks in in the postseason since 2012. Flacco may not always play like a top ten quarterback, but his postseason resume allows him to make the list.

8. Russell Wilson

While he benefits from a great defense that he has had throughout his NFL tenure, Wilson has the second highest winning percentage as a quarterback, only second to Tom Brady. Wilson may not be the most polished passer but has amazing speed at the position that he utilizes well with his decision making skills.

9. Tony Romo

Hard to put Romo at 9 with the minimal post season success he has had, however he played like a top 5 quarterback a season ago. While credit should be given to his offensive line and of course Dez Bryant, Romo remains a recognized opposing threat for NFL defenses. A season ago he threw for 34 TDs against only 9 interceptions, holding a 113.2 QB average for the season.

10. Eli Manning

Despite not being as much of a passing threat as Phillip Rivers, Matthew Stafford or Matt Ryan, Eli Manning holds the final spot on this list. Eli is only one of three active starting quarterbacks to have more than one Super Bowl win on his resume and that qualifies him to make the top ten. Coming off a season where he threw the most touchdowns in his career, it is clear that Eli Manning has not dropped off in his career. The 34 year old will also benefit throwing to Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz in this upcoming season.

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