Ron Jaworski’s 2014 Quarterback Rankings

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Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs fans were a bit surprised to only see Alex Smith placed at number 17 on the list, as it puts him in the back half of the starting QBs. Matthew Stafford has proven to be a reliable quarterback after a few injury filled seasons at the start of his career, but what about Nick Foles?

Yes, Foles had a great year in 2013, there’s no debating that. My issue is that Foles didn’t start the entire 2013 season and therefore, I think he’s being talked up a bit too much. He turned around the Eagles’ season last year, but I would take Alex Smith over Foles. I would also take Stafford over Foles. You can call me crazy if you want, but that’s my opinion. If Foles matches or is even better in 2014 then so be it, but he needs to start a full season first.

Tony Romo is also ranked too high at number 12. I’ve always thought Romo was overrated and still believe he is. He was signed to a massive deal last year and I don’t think he deserved it. The Cowboys haven’t been to the playoffs since the 2009 season when they lost to the Brett Favre led Vikings and a lot of that rests on Romo’s shoulders.

Eli Manning, ranked 11th best in the league by Jaws, had a rough outing in 2013. The youngest Manning brother has two Super Bowl wins under his belt, but is that enough to label him as an elite quarterback? He looked terrible last year and needs to have an outstanding 2014 season in order to keep the critics off of his back.