Quarterbacks

August 05, 2007

ON THE RISE

ALEX SMITH49ers
The top pick of the 2004 draft will benefit from his strongest supporting castyet.

JAY CUTLERBroncos
The new face of the franchise threw two TDs in four starts out of his five as arookie.

MATT LEINARTCardinals
His 405 passing yards against the Vikings were more than Brady, Bulger orManning had in a single game last year.

ON THEDECLINE

JAKE DELHOMMEPanthers
In '06 he had his highest completion percentage as a starter--but his lowest TDtotal.

BYRON LEFTWICHJaguars
The fifth-year vet is running out of chances to prove he can be an elitepasser.

DONOVAN MCNABBEagles
Awesome when healthy, but his fantasy rating suffers after missing 13 startsover the last two seasons.

SLEEPERS

JASON CAMPBELLRedskins
After replacing Mark Brunell, he did not throw an interception in three roadstarts.

TRENT GREENDolphins
If his green linemen can provide a modicum of protection, he'll put up solidstats in Cam Cameron's quick-hitting offense.

J.P. LOSMANBills
Over the final eight games last season, his 12 touchdown passes were fourthbest in the NFL.

SI PLAYERRANKINGS FOR 2007 with 2006 stats


    GAMES COMP. PCT PASS. YARDS PASS. TDs INTs RUSH. YARDS 300-YARD GAMES BYE WEEK
1. Peyton Manning, Colts 16 65.0 4,397 31 9 36 6 6
2. Drew Brees, Saints 16 64.3 4,418 26 11 32 8 4
3. Tom Brady, Patriots 16 61.8 3,529 24 12 102 3 10
4. Carson Palmer, Bengals 16 62.3 4,035 28 13 37 2 5
5. Marc Bulger, Rams 16 62.9 4,301 24 8 44 8 9
6. Jon Kitna, Lions 16 62.4 4,208 21 22 156 4 6
7. Philip Rivers, Chargers 16 61.7 3,388 22 9 49 2 7
8. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks 12 56.6 2,442 18 15 110 0 8
9. Eli Manning, Giants 16 57.7 3,244 24 18 21 1 9
10. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers 15 59.7 3,513 18 23 98 2 6
11. Tony Romo, Cowboys 16 65.3 2,903 19 13 102 3 8
12. Vince Young, Titans 15 51.5 2,199 12 13 552 0 4
13. Donovan McNabb, Eagles 10 57.0 2,647 18 6 212 4 5
14. Alex Smith, 49ers 16 58.1 2,890 16 16 147 0 6
15. Jay Cutler, Broncos 5 59.1 1,001 9 5 18 0 6
16. Matt Leinart, Cardinals 12 56.8 2,547 11 12 49 1 8
17. Rex Grossman, Bears 16 54.6 3,193 23 20 2 1 9
18. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers 8 61.7 1,309 10 2 87 1 10
19. Brett Favre, Packers 16 56.0 3,885 18 18 29 3 7
20. Chad Pennington, Jets 16 64.5 3,352 17 16 109 3 10
21. Steve McNair, Ravens 16 63.0 3,050 16 12 119 1 8
22. J.P. Losman, Bills 16 62.5 3,051 19 14 140 2 6
23. Jake Delhomme, Panthers 13 61.0 2,805 17 11 12 1 7
24. Matt Schaub, Texans 16 66.7 208 1 2 21 0 10
25. Jason Campbell, Redskins 7 53.1 1,297 10 6 107 0 4
26. Michael Vick, Falcons 16 52.6 2,474 20 13 1,039 0 8
27. Byron Leftwich, Jaguars 6 59.0 1,159 7 5 41 0 4
28. Trent Green, Dolphins 8 61.1 1,342 7 9 59 0 9
29. Brady Quinn, Browns + 13 61.9 3,426 37 7 82 4 7
30. Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings 4 58.0 475 2 4 77 0 5
31. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders + 13 67.8 3,129 28 8 142 2 5
32. Brodie Croyle, Chiefs 2 42.9 23 0 2 0 0 8

+ Collegestats

PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (SMITH) PHOTOMATT STROSHANE/GETTY IMAGES (CAMPBELL)

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