Which QB is tops in NFC North?

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The FanSided network’s NFL sites are killing time before the start of the season by trying to figure out which division is the toughest in football. To do so, each division is setting up an all-division team. The mother ship will create a little tourney to match the divisional teams against each other in a winner-take-all, uncontested toughest division in football title.

Believe me, working with the rival NFC North bloggers is not all it’s cracked up to be, especially the Packers blogger, who is a complete douche bag. Just another reminder for why I hate the Packers, their fans and have at least a mild case of lactose intolerance.

So we’ve decided to put a few posts together to settle who is best at some of the high-profile positions and what is more high-profile than quarterback? I would have cringed at the thought of pitting the Rex Grossmans and Cade McNowns of seasons past against the Big Ten’s cast of quarterbacks, but I think that with Jay Cutler, we are at least competitive with our NFC North rivals for competency at the quarterback position.

Let’s look at the contestants, shall we?

Jay was tireless in his preparation, spending extra time with his top target, Greg Olsen.

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

2009 Stats: 16 Games, 27 TD’s, 26 INT’s, 3,666 yards, QB Rating = 76.8

Cutler had a tough year adjusting to his new team in 2009. If you’ve ever seen someone try to carry 20 years of incompetence on his shoulders, it was Cutler. With the lack of any proven wide receivers, an offensive line who seemed better suited to be Walmart greeters and an scheme that hadn’t changed since the mid-90′s (1890′s that is), Cutty didn’t have much of a chance to succeed. Surround him with the top talent of the NFC North and he has the tools to lead the division to glory.


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  • Jake

    People are on crack if they really think that Rodgers has a chance. He has no line to protect him and no running back lol. Cutler this year has a better chance since they got Chester Taylor. Still hands down if Favre comes back he will still be the best QB in the NFC North becuse he has Harvin, Rice, Shiancoe, Berrian, Peterson and Gerhart in the backfield. Greenbay has none of this and not to mention the O-Line the Vikings have. No team in the NFC North compares. I guess it must be all the Greenbay Packer Fans voting cause they need Favre not to be in first place?

    • bill

      what an idiot jak..ie,we have the best receivers in the league..favre is old,still good but not even in a.rodgers zip code.grant had 1350 yrds last year.plus we have a te second to none…..only allowed 8 sacks in the last nine games ,,,ur really a clueless bairs fan…lol

      • Jake

        Well since you are so fast to throw insults sure makes you look like a fool. Second of all I was a packers fan until TT went and screwed everything up. Rodgers is a decent QB but he is and will never be anywhere close to Favre. Remember the dry spell between Bart and Brett… Be ready for that disappointment again cause A.Rod will turn out to be nothing. Also dude you are on the Bear’s site and you can’t even spell it right? Just scroll up to the top of the page it is right there for you.

        • Pablo

          You were never a good Packer fan. Wow, you’re a fool. Not letting Favre weisel his way back on the team was a good move. It would really hurt the team’s future. If you quit being a fan for that reason, you’re an idiot. And don’t come back when the Pack goes on a decade-long tear of dominance. Anyone objective knows Rodgers is very good. 11-5 last year even with major flaws.

        • Ken

          How did Thompson “screw everything up”? If Thompson did have the stugots to give Favre the boot, this would be the 6th offseason in a row that the Packers go through the will he or won’t he play saga. We have one of the best young QBs in the league. Be proud of that.

        • http://si.com jeff

          da bears fans should not talk about QB’S lol grossman orten what has cutler done? except throw picks like brett lol. rodgers is much better wait to see o line this year

    • John

      Favre throws interceptions when the game is on the line and Peterson fumbles. Need I say more.

    • kyleyoussi

      r u fucking retRTED Aron had the most yards last year out of them and they have a OT brain buulage to protect him this year u stupid cunt

  • Jmonfly

    Well
    gramps won’t last the year since the saints showed the way to his hart(ankle)
    This is A rodgers division for the next ten, put down the crack pipe and face reality.

    • Jake

      First of all Jmonfly the Saints cheated and late hit him every chance they got. If you remember at the end of the season the head of the NFL ref assoc. apologized because they admited to missing late hits. Late hits that did not cost the Vikings the game but late hits that might of made a difference. Favre kept the Vikings in that game after the 5 fumbles that SHOULD of cost the Vikings the game but did not.

      Second of all it is heart not hart.

      Last of all Rodgers is nothing. Matthew Stafford has a much better chance to run this confrence then Rodgers does. Matthew Stafford has more talent in his whole body then Rodgers does and this poll is about this coming season not the next 10 years guess you read as well as you spell :)

      • Jack N T Box

        Jake – When commenting on other peoples’ spelling you might “wanna” check up on the grammar as well: That’s “might have” and “should have” not “might of” and “should of”…oh yeah, and it’s “conference” not “confrence”.

        As for Stafford having more talent…sure he does! Now lets see what he does with all this talent, before we annoint him (Saint Stafford sounds nice…especially when you look at the posted picture in the slideshow…nice picture, by the way Boomer).

        Final standings come playoffs: Packers, Vikings, Bears and the Lions (coincidently this order will be the same for the next ten years to come…sorry guys : )

        • bill

          do u bear fans kow anything about football…stafford better then rodgers is like sayin that cutler is a qb that knows who he is throwin to

          • kyle

            satfor id better than radgers???????? aaron had more yards, yds and aabetter passing rating ur fucking retared

      • Pablo

        Playing hard isn’t cheating. There was some calls earlier in the game that were bogus, so it evens out. Whine, whine whine. Are you a viking fan? You sound just like ‘em.

      • Jmoney

        Once again someone decides to run their mouth about things in which apparently have no clue what they are talking about. Aaron Rodgers is hands down the best in the north, top 4 in the NFL. His stats alone prove that but if you notice his lack of offensive line and STILL put those numbers up imagine what he will do with a decent line… He has all the throws in the book, split decision making, and one heck of an arm. Cutler? Really? Bradford? You know some rehab clinics are free right? Say no to the pipe buddy.

  • Jake

    All I can do is LOL at your comments on my grammar. I mean really? Do you really talk in perfect grammar when you are in person with someone? You are from the Midwest so do not give me that crap lol this is NOT english class… I am so very sorry I mistyped and missed an e spelling conference but yeah comparing conference to heart for spelling is a huge difference. lol

    So let me ask you Packer Fans since I am no longer a loyal fan to them anymore until TT is gone. How can you look at this team and think it has a chance for a long time. Rodgers will not play as long as Brett did. You are just setting yourself up for disappointment. It really shows how much of blinders you have on.

    Now let me state this again. This poll is about THE NEXT COMING YEAR… Not the next 10 years. If Favre comes back and plays for his last year he will once again blow Rodgers out of the water and any Packer’s fan knows this. Favre is 40 and out played someone half his age TWICE, out scored him, out thought him, and just plain out kicked his butt on the field. Can Favre do that again this year? With the core of receivers and running backs he has behind him? Yeah it is a very good possibility.

    Now let’s quit fighting about the next 10 years because I am not and this article is not talking about the next 10 years it is talking about the next 4 pre-season, 16 regular season, and playoff games of 2010.

    As for Stafford… really dude look at the team he is on. They did not get blown out every Sunday (only a few here and there) and Stafford had pretty good numbers for being a QB on a team with zero talent for him to throw to or hand off to! Put Stafford on the Vikings or Packers and he would of been an amazing player last year. He would of made Rodgers look like chump change. He still can not compare to Favre and his experience but give Stafford a few years and a team and he will be a really good QB. However Packer fans are blind and think only their beloved packers are the gods of football. You have no sense of looking outside the cheese wedge.

    So now I will finish by saying I will no longer post to these comments because they are becoming insults (Thank You Bill) and about the future of this conference when this poll is only about the next year not the next ten years and that shows how objective blinded packer fans are. They can not be objective and step outside of the box. Brett Farve was the bext QB we had for 16 years and now you are trying to compare Rodgers to how great Favre is/was? You are setting youself up for disappointment.

    Have a great day Beargoggleson and I hope you Packer fans caqn wake up and see Rodgers is not Favre and quit acting like he is and maybe once TT is gone I will come back to being a Packers fan again as for right now I stand behind Brett Favre and the Vikings but this season if Favre plays he will be the #1 QB in the NFC North just to bad too many blind Packer fans could not be objective and had to vote for some B.F. replacement they think will pan out to be as great as B.F. was for the Packers.

    Goodbye and have a nice day.

    • John

      You are not a fan if you switch allegiance to another division team because of TT. you know how ridiculous you sound? You must be trolling for the lulz cuz you sound ridiculous and please never consider yourself a packer fan. Admit your a favre follower and never were a packer fan. 1 man is never bigger then the team and the team is always bigger then 1 man regardless of who its is. Oh yea why don’t you read some articles about how ridiculous you sound because yo will not find one that supports any thing your saying. Go home get good at something and leave people who can operate and think at competent levels to the boards

    • John

      when you say outscore can you please elaborate?
      30td air what 6 on the ground how many?

      i could be wrong but from a point perspective taking into account but facets of the game Rodgers won total td’s

    • Pablo

      Don’t come back when TT is gone. I know all of you slimeballs are gonna come crawling back when we win the Super Bowl soon.

    • Jmoney

      No one will ever compare to favre. Ever. That guy has drank some youth serum or is a child of superman or something. his record for starts will never be broken by a QB again. As for the Stafford comments obviously you fail to realize that last season was Rodgers SECOND year as a starter. His first he still threw for over 4,000 yards. No he probably won’t last as long as favre but what QB could? Out of the north if favre doesn’t come back the packers will take the division outright. Second season under Capers as a defense will prove. Last half of the season the Pack was the number 1 defense in football. Ryan Grant is a very consistant running back just needs a line to open it up. His grunt work still put up over 1200 yards last season. Which is pretty impressive for how much they threw the ball. the core of recievers for the packers are one of the best in football, especially now that Jermichael Finley is showing his colors. The packers love their TE’s. They did some major work on the O line, and our young rookies on defense are only going to improve. This is going to be a pretty exciting team to watch next season. The bears did some good work in the off season but I would not be surprised at all to see the pack in the super bowl next season.

  • mike

    First off people lets take a look at the team Brett had last year shall we. Top 3 talent at almost every positoin.

    Rodgers not so much, he had good young players who where still developing through out last year. Football is a team sport not a qb sport. WHen taking a look a tthe Vikings Packers games last year yoe need to look at the entire team performence on each side not just Favre vs Rodgers.

    Jake- The reason why TT is so smart, take alook at this Packers team, with the exception of Woodson Driver Harris, this team is very young and good. They have been playing together for 2 seasons now under ROdgers and they only continue to improve. They are playing the new defense of the NFL 3-4 and are very good at it. Almost all the teams in the NFL wil go to a 3-4 soon and the packers will be light years ahead when they do. This team is very good and talented, they may not win the division for the next ten years, but come on this team is good.

    PLus look at who we play twice a year— the Bears (hahahahaha gimmie a break) and the Lions an even bigger joke of a team. If Favre doesnt come back this year (which he will prolly come back) the division is the Packes to lose.

  • Anthony

    the bears will need goggles to help them see the backs of the packers offense going for touchdowns.

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  • Matt

    People are on crack if they really think that Rodgers has a chance. He has no line to protect him and no running back lol. Cutler this year has a better chance since they got Chester Taylor. Still hands down if Favre comes back he will still be the best QB in the NFC North becuse he has Harvin, Rice, Shiancoe, Berrian, Peterson and Gerhart in the backfield. Greenbay has none of this and not to mention the O-Line the Vikings have. No team in the NFC North compares. I guess it must be all the Greenbay Packer Fans voting cause they need Favre not to be in first place?

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL………

    If you have done some research on your claims you would be better suited for these comments you dumb SOB.

    -Aaron Rodgers has no line— 37 sacks in the first, 8 games, 12 sacks in the last 8 games of 2009 season. We ended up 11-5. We added Bryan Bulaga, Tauscher is healthy, Jason Spitz is healthy, Josh Sitton will be an all pro this year and we have added 3 other lineman that will clog holes, like your boyfriend clogs your a**hole.

    No Running back– Ryan Grant Rush
    282
    YDS
    1253
    AVG
    4.4
    TD
    11

    0 fumbles. Not bad for having NO O-LINE.

    We have none of what Favre has for receivers.

    1. Greg Jennings
    2. Donald Driver
    3. James Jones
    4. Jermichael Finley
    5. Jordy Nelson

    Are you high you fool?

    I could go on and on and on.

    Where was the Bears running attack this year? Where was there defense? Where was Cuntler? Where was the receivers? Where was their playoff appearance? Didnt they get swept vs. the Packers too?

    You really are a douchebag. Bears will suck this year again! Your headcase quarterback sucks fat dong.

    GO PACK GO!

  • Matt

    “Well since you are so fast to throw insults sure makes you look like a fool. Second of all I was a packers fan until TT went and screwed everything up. Rodgers is a decent QB but he is and will never be anywhere close to Favre. Remember the dry spell between Bart and Brett… Be ready for that disappointment again cause A.Rod will turn out to be nothing. Also dude you are on the Bear’s site and you can’t even spell it right? Just scroll up to the top of the page it is right there for you.”

    As far as your comments you are nothing but a disgrace to any fan base you stupid turd. Once Green Bay wins a super bowl in the next 3 years your dumb ass will once again jump on the bandwagon and move on finally because you were so stupid to realize it 5 years before. You obviously have no clue why Green Bay got rid of Favre nor do you understand. It’s people like you who make our fan base look bad, because you cant move on. No wonder you are probably single and trash the the Green Bay Packers on blogs. Green Bay is an organization and last I checked it was a team game and not the Brett Favre show. How many times did you watch Favre throw picks at the end of every playoff games blowing it every year, and including him blowing it last year at the Superdome with the Vikings??? He is a fucken baby and arrogant. Aaron Rodgers has started for two years and had back to back 4,000 yard seasons. The FIRST ever quarterback to accomplish such a feat. He is a smarter quarterback than Brett Favre, he will be better and also doesnt throw stupid interceptions. So be happy for what Favre did for Green Bay because it was his job. He was paid 10-12 million a year, so I am glad you moved on the the purple people eating fuck wads across the border.

    Also Ted Thompson is a great general manager, we have seen it already and will in the years to come. So wake up you fucken moron and get a clue, better yet jump off the top of the metrodome with your Brett Favre jersey on. Good riddance!

    • Brian

      Matt,

      After reading both of your posts the only comment I have for you is that you are one foul mouthed little kid. It must make you are very big man to insult other people. I think you need to take your foul posts back to the Packer boards where maybe that kind of talk is tolerated or else grow up and learn how to talk like a normal human being you sure made Packer fans look bad. I sure hope the rest of you Packer fans will say the same thing about this foul mouthed kid that is representing you all.

  • Estus Hood

    As a Packer fan I am embarrassed by the stupid posts of my fellow Packer fans. That said, I can’t believe Cutler will play as poorly as he did last year, Detroit may finally have a quarterback, Favre…well I am one fan who is over it, let him play, and Rodgers, of course I am biased, I think he’s done just fine. Should be an interesting year.

    • Boomer

      Thanks for proving that not all Packer fans are idiots. You’re right – should be an interesting year.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Abraham

    Rodgers is easly the best QB in NFC north. and the reason is back to back 4,000 plus yards in only his first two seasons (nfl record), favre is too old and cutler just sucks, 27 tds and 26 int’s!!!!!!! unbelivebal!!!!

  • kyle

    1 aaron rodgers
    2.brett favre
    3.matt staford
    4.jay cutler