Quarterback is the most vital position on an NFL team.

In most instances, teams that have a quality guy behind center normally have a quality team.

Aaron Rodgers (Packers), Drew Brees (Saints), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers), Eli Manning (Giants), Peyton Manning (Colts), and Tom Brady (Patriots) have guided the last eight Super Bowl winners, and most people would consider those players elite quarterbacks, with the possible exception of Eli Manning.

How would you rank the NFL quarterbacks, heading into the 2011 season?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (above)


John Clayton, of ESPN.com, ranks the starting NFL quarterbacks, 1-32...or in this case, 33.