Top 28 Over 28: Quarterbacks

August 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Who are the best quarterbacks in the NFL? That question has come up for decades, going back to the debates between the talent of Dan Marino and the success of Joe Montana.
How would you go about proving the worth of a signal-caller in 2016? Would you look at stats such as passer rating, his record in the playoffs or the number of awards, Pro Bowls and All-Pros he has on his resume?
In Bleacher Report's 28 Over 28 series, we'll break down and rank players who are at least 28 years old, which covers the majority of non-rookie-contract players league-wide. To do so, we created grading criteria that reflect how NFL defenses value and respect quarterbacks on the field.
The most important part of a quarterback's game is his ability to throw into the intermediate range—the zone between the linebackers and safeties—as those passes are crucial to convert third downs when drives go off script, which is why that trait is worth 30 points in the 100-point scale. A quarter...

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