“The Reality Check” preseason quarterback/head coach rankings

August 29, 2013 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s quarterback rankings

32. Mark Sanchez

The butt-fumbler.

31. EJ Manuel

He’s not playing Maryland anymore.

30. Blaine Gabbert

Will be without Justin Blackmon for the start of the season.

29. Jake Locker

My mom has a more accurate arm.

28. Brandon Weeden.

Looked good in preseason.

27. Christian Ponder

Samantha Steele is really hot.

26. Ryan Tannehill

Has the opportunity to jump high on this list.

25. Matt Flynn

Matt probably wishes he were still backing up Aaron Rodgers.

24. Carson Palmer

He’s still in the league?

23. Alex Smith

Should have toys to play with KC.

22. Sam Bradford

Tavon Austin should help him out.

21. Matt Schaub

Overrated. Game manager. Prove me wrong, Matt.

20. Josh Freeman

Has some weapons at his disposal; now he just needs to live up to the billing or lose his job in Tampa Bay.

19. Colin Kaepernick

I need a bigger body of work.

18. Michael Vick

We’ll see how he fits in Chip Kelly’s offense.

17. Jay Cutler


16. Philip Rivers

Gets away from Norv Turner.

15. Russell Wilson

Arm strength I think will be a continued issue, but was great last year for the Seahawks.

14. Andy Dalton

Ready to take his game to the next level.


His knee has to hold up.

12. Andrew Luck

He was a rookie last year?

11. Cam Newton

An athletic, talented quarterback who could become of the league’s best if he puts his head on straight.

10. Tony Romo

The most criticized QB in the league. There could be worse.

9. Matt Stafford

An off-year for him, but still one of the better arms in the game.

8. Matt Ryan

Only can get better; just needs to get playoff wins to go with the #’s…

7. Joe Flacco


6. Ben Roethlisberger

Just needs to say healthy.

5. Eli Manning

Still looking up at big brother in my book-even with one more Super Bowl.

4. Peyton Manning

I’m not going to criticize him for the loss to the Ravens.

3. Drew Brees

Should be even better with Sean Payton back with him.

2. Tom Brady

He’ll make some no-name receiver good this year.

1. Aaron Rodgers

King of the Castle.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…