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ESPN’S JAWORSKI RANKS ELI MANNING NO. 8 ON QB COUNTDOWN
NFL analyst Ron Jaworski continued his evaluation of each starting quarterback around the league, ranking Eli Manning No. 8, one spot ahead of Houston’s Matt Schaub. Coming off his second Super Bowl victory, Manning was ranked No. 5 a year ago.
“After a 2012 season in which he was not quite as consistent in some areas and other quarterbacks improved, I have dropped Manning to No. 8. But there’s no question he remains one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, capable of big-time throws in critical situations,” Jaworski said.
“While Manning is not No. 1 on my board, there’s no question as he enters his 10th NFL season, he’s a high-level quarterback with all the skills I look for. Manning plays the position the way it needs to be played to be successful. It starts from the pocket. I talked last year about Manning’s improvement in progression reading. One area he doesn’t get enough credit is the pre-snap phase of the game.”
Jaworski added: “In this era of defensive innovation and evolving and challenging schemes, the ability to control the game at the line of scrimmage is a critical attribute. Manning is outstanding at that.
“Manning has reached the point in his career where we no longer need to discuss his play on an annual basis. He’s a steady, consistent, top-level NFL quarterback. He’s smart, he’s aware, and he can handle a high volume of offense. There are not many better quarterbacks than Eli Manning.”
With the remaining top seven being unveiled in the coming days, here’s a look at the countdown as it currently stands:
No. 32 Matt Flynn
No. 31 Jake Locker
No. 30 Kevin Kolb
No. 29 Chad Henne
No. 28 Mark Sanchez
No. 27 Christian Ponder
No. 26 Brandon Weeden
No. 25 Michael Vick
No. 24 Ryan Tannehill
No. 23 Carson Palmer
No. 22 Sam Bradford
No. 21 Josh Freeman
No. 20 Alex Smith
No. 19 Andy Dalton
No. 18 Cam Newton
No. 17 Philip Rivers
No. 16 Matthew Stafford
No. 15 Tony Romo
No. 14 Jay Cutler
No. 13 Robert Griffin III
No. 12 Russell Wilson
No. 11 Colin Kaepernick
No. 10 Andrew Luck
No. 9 Matt Schaub
No. 8 Eli Manning
TWEET OF THE DAY
“We had a very good OTA. So those guys have to learn the system, and I’m looking forward to seeing them compete in training camp for roles on this football team.” – Cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta on young players heading into training camp (WATCH INSIDER)
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