Analysis

Spoiler Alert, Week 10: Forecasting games ... and QB rankings!

Before we get to this week's picks, I want to tell you about a great new co-worker of mine. His name is David Carr. He was the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played 11 years in the league. He's become an immediate star as a football analyst, he's a very nice fella personally, and he's considered quite handsome by those in the know. (He's also got a famous younger brother.)

For all those virtues, though, his recent list of the five best quarterbacks of all time caught my eye ... and not 'cause I think he got it right. Take a look for yourself:

Neither Joe Montana nor Tom Brady cracks the top five? Holy sheesh!

Because I'm a generous soul, however, I'm willing to forgive the omission of Montana. David, after all, is too young to have seen Joe Cool in his prime -- which is a common issue when it comes to evaluating "all time." More often than not, lists like Carr's are more accurately described as "the best I've seen." (It doesn't explain Brady's absence, but let's not get bogged down right now.)

The silver lining here is, David has delivered a powerful reminder to your beloved master lister (me!) that these rankings change each generation. They're constantly evolving as new information (or, more accurately, new high-end QBs) force their way into the conversation. With that said, I introduce my new three-part ranking approach ...

Sooner/Now/Later!

The judge (still me) is the same, but there are three distinct lists below: Who were the 15 best QBs of the Super Bowl era as of 2005? Who are the 15 best of the era here in 2015? And who will be considered the 15 best a decade from now?

2005: BEST QBs OF THE SUPER BOWL ERA

15) Donovan McNabb
14) Fran Tarkenton
13) Bart Starr
12) Ken Stabler
11) Dan Fouts
10) Warren Moon
9) Steve Young
8) Terry Bradshaw
7) Jim Kelly
6) Troy Aikman
5) Roger Staubach
4) Brett Favre
3) Dan Marino
2) John Elway
1) Joe Montana

2015: BEST QBs OF THE SUPER BOWL ERA

15) Warren Moon
14) Steve Young
13) Terry Bradshaw
12) Jim Kelly
11) Ben Roethlisberger
10) Troy Aikman
9) Drew Brees
8) Roger Staubach
7) Peyton Manning
6) Brett Favre
5) Dan Marino
4) John Elway
3) Aaron Rodgers
2) Joe Montana
1) Tom Brady

2025: BEST QBs OF THE SUPER BOWL ERA

15) Russell Wilson
14) Jim Kelly
13) Troy Aikman
12) Andrew Luck
11) Cam Newton
10) Drew Brees
9) Roger Staubach
8) Peyton Manning
7) Brett Favre
6) Dan Marino
5) Ben Roethlisberger
4) John Elway
3) Joe Montana
2) Tom Brady
1) Aaron Rodgers

Lemme guess: You agree with every last one of these, right?

Thanks!

WARNING: Do NOT continue reading if you don't want to know the final scores of the Week 10 games.

(1-0 this week, 6-7 last week, 81-52 on the season)


JAGS 19
RAVENS 22

T.J. Yeldon: 120 yds/scrimmage, TD
J. Flacco: 350 yds, 2 TDs, INT


LIONS 24
PACKERS 34

A. Abdullah: 90 yds/scrimmage, 2 TDs
A. Rodgers: 420 yds, 3 TDs


DOLPHINS 20
EAGLES 27

J. Landry: 110 yds, TD
J. Matthews: 2 TDs


BROWNS 16
STEELERS 20

CLE QB(?): 3 INTs
PIT QB(?): 2 TDs


BEARS 13
RAMS 23

A Jeffery: 80 yds, TD
T. Gurley: 135 yds, 2 TDs


COWBOYS 24
BUCS 28

DAL D: 0 clipboards attacked
J. Winston: 380 yds, 3 TDs, 2 INTs


PANTHERS 30
TITANS 19

D. Funchess: 2 TD rec
M. Mariota: 3 INTs


SAINTS 18
'SKINS 21

B. Cooks: 95 yds, TD
M. Jones: 105 yds, TD


VIKES 21
RAIDERS 26

MIN D: 6 sacks
D. Carr: 2 TDs, 2 INTs


CHIEFS 24
BRONCOS 23

T. Kelce: 70 yds, TD
V. Davis: 75 yds, TD


PATS 30
GIANTS 24

R. Gronkowski: 60-yd TD rec
R. Randle: 45-yds TD rec


CARDS 24
SEAHAWKS 23

T. Mathieu: 2 INTs
M. Lynch: 110 yds, TD


TEXANS 21
BENGALS 27

D. Hopkins: 100 yds, TD
A.J. Green: 110 yds, TD


Enjoy Week 10! I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).

Follow Dave Dameshek on Twitter @Dameshek.

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