Ranking the Rooms: NFC North Quarterbacks
Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, Matt Cassel, Jake Rudock
The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are closer to each other than the Chicago Bears are to the Minnesota Vikings at this point. However, of all of the quarterbacks, Stafford should stand out at as the best.
The fact of the matter is that the Lions are a team that has not necessarily been built to win in the playoffs. It puts Stafford in tough situations and causes his team to lose to above average teams.
However, in terms of pure arm talent, Stafford is one of the best in the NFL. If he could play consistently he could be in the discussion for the top five quarterbacks in the NFL. However, he still is inconsistent and with that is closer to being argued for the top ten in the NFL.
Matt Cassel is a standard veteran back up. He would likely be slightly behind Siemian but would be a better bet as a starter than Chase Daniel. Rudock served as the backup last season and may be able to hold that off over Cassel next year as well.