2013 Quarterback Rankings: Tier by Tier

While rankings are important, it’s equally important to rank players in tiers. Being able to realize whether the difference between Drew Brees at two and Cam Newton at three is the same as Cam Newton at three and Peyton Manning at four is very important as you go through your draft. Jake Axelrod begins his series with his top six quarterback tiers, and will be going position by position in the coming days.

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He begins the year in Tier 1, but can Cam Newton finish the year as the #1 quarterback?

He begins the year in Tier 1, but can Cam Newton finish the year as the #1 quarterback?

Tier 1

1. Aaron Rodgers

2. Drew Brees

3. Cam Newton

Notes: In my opinion, Cam’s upside is higher than anyone in fantasy. That easily lands him in the top tier.

Tier 2

4. Peyton Manning

Notes: Peyton isn’t top tier but he’s definitely a fair amount in front of Brady because he has incredible weapons

Tier 3

5. Tom Brady

6. Matt Ryan

Tier 4

7. Matthew Stafford

8. Russell Wilson

9. Robert Griffin III

10. Colin Kaepernick

Notes: Russell Wilson threw for 385 and ran for 60 versus the Falcons in the playoffs, he has a high upside with a pretty high floor….RGIII has top tier potential but will he be the same?…Kaepernick improved a lot as the year went on, but isn’t as mature of a passer as anyone on this list. He also has nobody to pass to. His upside as a real player is much higher than his fantasy upside

Tier 5

11. Tony Romo

12. Andrew Luck

13. Eli Manning

Notes: Luck’s YPA will go up, resulting in a ton more yards. His rushing TDs should go down as will his passing attempts (See Pep Hamilton)

Tier 6

14. Andy Dalton

15. Carson Palmer

16. Sam Bradford

17. Ben Roethisberger

18. Michael Vick

Notes:Dalton has tons of weapons and Baltimore and Pittsburgh’s defenses won’t be as good…Carson to Fitz for the 45 yard Touchdown….We’ll  be able to see Vick’s adjustment to the system Week 1. If he isn’t good, cut him. Worth a flier though.

Jake Axelrod is a contributor to RotoAnalysis. Follow Jake Axelrod on twitter @TheRealJaxel and look for Jake’s work on www.rotoanalysis.com.

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