Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) warms up prior to a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
I thought about putting Mr. Brady in this fifth spot, but I am not ready to crown him king again, after only one “Tom-like” performance. Up until his breakout game against the Steelers, Brady had really struggled throughout the year, and in my opinion, he needs to string together a couple more solid games to get a spot in the top five. So for now, Stafford retains his spot as one of the best quarterbacks of 2013. Stafford was on a bye week in week nine, and in previous weeks, he has played very well, which is why he remains in the top five. With Aaron Rodgers going down last night on the Packers first drive, Stafford and the Lions may have a legitimate shot at winning the NFC North, which would help Stafford’s stock immensely.