2014 Top Five Quarterbacks: Tom Brady Tops The List

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Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) dives for a first down against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

3. Aaron Rodgers

In terms of pure talent, there is nobody better than Aaron Rodgers. This dude’s arm talent is off the charts. He can make just about every throw needed on the football field, and he makes it look easy. He also has a decent amount of athletic ability, which allows him to make up for bad decisions at times, and turn something bad, into something good.

Now he did miss a significant amount of time last year, which has to count against him. A big part of being an elite quarterback is staying on the field, regardless of the situation. Rodgers takes on some unnecessary hits at times, which gave him his injury, which could have cost Green Bay big. Rodgers is also not nearly as smart in reading defenses as the next two guys on this list are, although he still is young(ish), so he has time to gradually work his way up in that department.

2013 Stats: 2,536 yards, 17 touchdowns, six interceptions, 104.9 rating