Former Texas QB and NFL backup (CBS analyst as well) Chris Simms was on Felger & Mazz this afternoon where he discussed his Top 5 QBs.
CHRIS SIMMS' TOP 5 QBs:
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Andrew Luck
3. Ben Roethlisberger
4. Russell Wilson
5. Peyton Manning
RICH KEEFE'S TOP 5 QBs:
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Tom Brady
3. Peyton Manning
4. Andrew Luck
5. Philip Rivers
And who could forget...
RON JAWORSKI'S BEST QB OF ALL-TIME
1. Colin Kaepernick
But I don't get Brady not being in someone's Top 5. He doesn't have to be 1, doesn't have to be 2. But outside the Top 5? Rapelisberger? Russell Wilson? And if you don't like old guys, Peyton Manning? I'm lost. Simms was spewing stuff about talent. The most talented guys aren't always the best. Jeff George. Etc. Makes for good talk though I guess.
We knew it was a loaded WR class in this past draft and these guys have not disappointed.
Five were drafted in the 1st round..
Sammy Watkins, 4th overall, Buffalo Bills Mike Evans, 7th overall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odell Beckham Jr., 12th overall, New York Giants Brandin Cooks, 20th overall, New Orleans Saints Kelvin Benjamin, 28th overall, Carolina Panthers
Evans is on a streak of 3 straight games with at least 100 yards receiving and a TD... something that hasn't happened since Randy Moss back in 1998. Evans is currently 10th in the league in rec. yards.
Benjamin is the #1 WR for Carolina, 13th in the NFL in yards to go along with 8 TDs.
Watkins, Beckham, and Cooks have all fought through some injuries (Cooks now on IR) but have all shown flashes of being just nasty.
Non 1st rounders who look good...
Jordan Matthews, 42nd overall, Philadelphia Eagles Martavis Bryant, 118th overall, Pittsburgh Steelers Davante Adams, 53rd overall, Green Bay Packers John Brown, 91st overall, Arizona Cardinals Allen Robinson, 61st overall, Jacksonville Jaguars Allen Hurns, undrafted, Jacksonville Jaguars
Matthews is turning into a beast in Philly, Bryant got a late start but slapped together 4 straight ridiculous games, John Brown has been a slick option out in Arizona. Robinson was the leading receiver in Jax before getting hurt, Hurns also had some monster games. Adams is showing promise in that high scoring attack up in Green Bay.
That's 11 WRs who have been productive this year. And here some other guys I still like (more than say an Aaron Dobson or Josh Boyce...)