AFC East QB Rankings: Tom Brady, then everyone else

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May 17, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks out of the infield after the 139th Preakness Stakesat Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s preface these QB rankings by saying Tom Brady is the outlier, a curve killer, the exception. Barring any major injury, TB12 will pass the career marks of 50,000 yards and 375 touchdowns. Last season he took a receiving core that featured Aaron Dobson, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins to the AFC championship game. I’m not a fan, and it may not have even been Brady at his best in the postseason, but that’s damn impressive.

In terms of comparing the ranking of AFC quarterbacks to a high school math class, Brady would be the one in the corner who made a 102 on the test when there wasn’t even an extra credit opportunity and the next highest grade was an 86.

Although the Patriot’s did just draft Jimmy Garoppolo, and Ryan Mallett appears to be moving along, there is no question about who the man is in New England. I only mentioned that as a formality because I am going to do so with the other quarterbacks.

Brady is aging, but there is no reason he shouldn’t have another great season this year. He picked up a little help with the addition of WR Brandon LaFell (which is kind of a stretch, but I suppose there is nothing wrong with optimism). Who knows, maybe the Pats will make a deal for someone along the lines of an Andre Johnson. There have been grumblings he wants out in Houston.

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