NFC North: Ranking the Teams by Their Quarterback
The NFC North has been home to some fantastic quarterback play. Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers), Fran Tarkington (Minnesota Vikings), Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers), and Sid Luckman (Chicago Bears). All have been a part of some great football teams. How do the quarterbacks of today stack up? Here is how the quarterbacks of the NFC North rank.
Mitchell Trubisky – Chicago Bears
Trubisky is entering his 3rd season as the quarterback of the Bears. He led the team to not only the playoffs in 2018 but an NFC North division title. Nonetheless, despite the moderate breakout season last year, Trubisky is still the fourth best quarterback in the NFC North.
Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
Stafford used to be the number QB in the NFC North. However, the Minnesota Vikings paid Kirk Cousins a lot of money to try and take them to the promise land. Although, at times it seems that Stafford could still put himself towards the top. However, three playoff appearances in 10 years is tough to rank at the top of anywhere. Let alone this tough division.
Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings
In 2018, the Viking gave Cousins an absurd amount of money. All of it guaranteed as well. While the statistics prove that the money is worthy, the underlying facts of his career are suspect. Cousins has trouble winning the big game. He throws inopportune interceptions. Kirk only has one playoff appearance as a starter. The list goes on. Nonetheless, I still believe that he is the second best QB in the NFC North at this time.
Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
Rodgers is not only the best quarterback in the NFC North, but he is also arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. In fact, his career includes 9 playoff appearance (17 games), 14 comebacks, and 20 game-winning drives. It also includes a Super Bowl Championship, Super Bowl MVP, and 2 League MVPs. Until he retires Rodgers will be the class of the NFC North.
This is how the quarterbacks of the NFC North rank. In order to top Aaron Rodgers, you are going to have to supplant the Packers multiple years in a row. When that happens, we can say he his is on the backside of his career.
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