Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Rivers Ranked 34th By Peers


 

Philip Rivers was ranked #34 in the NFL Top 100 poll, which is a peer review from his fellow players. Is this too high? Too low? Just right? Ranked just ahead of him is fellow draft classmate of 2004 Ben Roethlisberger, at #31. That ranking seems fair, since Roethlisberger does have 2 Super Bowl rings and 1,736 more career passing yards. Though, Rivers does have him with 2 more career passing TD’s.

Some notable players that are ranked below Rivers:

Brandon Marshall, WR Bears #36

NaVorro Bowman, LB, 49ers #47

Joe Flacco, QB Ravens #58

DeSean Jackson, WR Redskins #63

Tony Romo, QB Cowboys #71

Clay Matthews, LB Packers #77

Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers #81

Matthew Stafford, QB Lions #100

There are a considerable amount of QB’s that will be ranked ahead of Rivers. The top 30 has not been revealed quite yet. He is ahead of both quarterbacks that played in Super Bowl XLVII, Kaepernick and Flacco. Rivers had more passing yards and passing TD’s than them last year. Does he deserve to be higher? The notable QB’s I am yet to see are: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers. Does Rivers deserve to be as high as them? In my opinion, he is ranked a little low for overall players. I think he is top 25, easily. As far as quarterbacks, it is hard to argue with the players that will most likely be ranked ahead of Rivers. An argument can be made that Rivers deserves to be higher than Matt Ryan or Andrew Luck. In fact, I think he should be, one can’t win in January and the other is very young.

Rivers is one of the best QB’s in the game, no doubt about it. If he has another year like he did last year, they won’t be able to keep him out of the top 20. These are just rankings, they don’t mean anything. This is just something to pass the time until August.

 

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  • Bob

    A very generous ranking.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Okey dokey, Faider fan.

      • Bob

        How does anyone know? Schaub sucked last year, but was in the top 50 the year before.

        • arnie

          if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it probably is Schaub, sucking again.

          • Pridenpoise

            Or it could be the Doltz defence, and boy do they SUCK!!

          • arnie

            Not as bad as as watching the playoffs…again…ouch.

          • Pridenpoise

            I love watching the Doltz take their Naps, usually it’s in October but hey even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. Later Barnie.

      • Pridenpoise

        I love the High and mighty Doltz fans we have won nothing in our franchises history, but our QB had a great bounce back season last year. Woopdee doo.

        • arnie

          Our QB is the “only” reason this franchise has remained afloat and allowed us to have those delusions. the raiders have been in the top 10 draft picks for the last twenty years and have “nothing” to show for it.
          The only thing generous here is that people still a consider the raiders a “professional football team”.
          Also, at least “have” QB on the list and did not, for lack of a better word, suck last season.

          • Pridenpoise

            Yawn, I’ve got news for you when you have nothing to show for over 50 years as a franchise, “your team” sucks.

          • arnie

            Yeah I get it, tell me about all you trophies and wining seasons. It’s the same. So let me be clear about all those “winning days”, the NFL is still about “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY”? See all those Championships were won with players, that no longer play and cannot help you. Rivers has been apart of six playoff appearances in his ten years, and he is still playing, TODAY.
            I know what my franchise “hasn’t” done over the last 50 years. I’m also aware of what the raiders have not done in the last 20, win.
            Go back an polish your trophies, while Rivers chases a new one.

          • Pridenpoise

            Yes and we get that all the time, this is the Doltz year, Christ if I had a nickel every time I heard that. Later I’m going to go polish my trophies, tell me what’s it like to have never experienced the rush of watching your team win the big one.

          • Bob

            55 years now and in one SB and got smoked. Not good.

    • trinity

      I agree. It’s a pretty generous ranking for a guy who’s career is likely winding down and he hasn’t won anything.

    • Pridenpoise

      No doubt.

  • Will

    Roethlisberger over Rivers??? HA!! This list is officially worthless and means absolutely nothing. Saying Ben is better than Phil is a straight up joke. And don’t give me that rings BS either. If rings define your worth that means Eli’s better than Peyton so don’t give me that crap. Rivers was better in EVERY SINGLE STATISTICAL CATEGORY. Rivers at 34 is a joke all in itself. He was 5th in yards, 2nd in yards per attempt, 4th in touchdowns, had the 3rd highest qb rating, and had the HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE in the league for gods sake. The only qbs who did better last year are manning and Brees, yet rivers is 9th?!?! He had better stats in nearly every category than Brady, luck, Wilson, newton, and roethlisberger who are all listed ahead of rivers, as is Rodgers who didn’t even play last year. And it wasn’t like the chargers didn’t make the playoffs either. Not only that but they scraped Cincinnati, the only undefeated team at home this year, and only lost to Denver, who went on to the Super Bowl, by 7 points. Were the steelers in the playoffs? Oh, okay. It’s just a popularity contest. Chargers get no respect. But it’s okay, it will make it that much better when at the end of the season when rivers is holding the Lombardi trophy and all those other overrated quarterbacks are at their houses watching.

    • Nick619chargers4life
    • Robert Fairbanks

      Rivers holding the Lombardi Trophy at the end of this season, are you putting your money on that?

  • Jordan Denning

    Considering that I thought these rankings were supposed to be based on the previous season, I would think that a top 5 qb statistically would be top 20.

    • Jeremy

      In terms of what he did individually for the team and that he was the second best qb statistically, he should have been top 15 at worst. I feel bad for #17 and I think unfortunately he will get this treatment at the end of his career when it’s time for the HOF. yes I said it, HOF. He should be in there twice

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Undeniably, he should be ranked WAY higher, based on stats alone. This list is made for NFL Total Access to have something to talk about, and glorify their favorite “Big market” players during the off-season, and takes weeks for them to complete the list.. which reminds me of a high school election. It doesn’t even seem like the players themselves understand the criteria upon which the list should be based on. It’s ludicrous, and I refuse to even watch it. Rivers will be under the radar again, so that’s good. Let them underestimate him assassin, like last season. Works for me = )

    • Gunnar Martin

      Word!

    • Stefanie Smith

      Not every NFL player even gets to vote. They have some group of players vote. Maybe 15 of them that they talk to. It’s silly and gets the players worked up.

  • Stefanie Smith

    The players regularly complain that no one from NFL Network asked them to vote.

  • Stefanie Smith

    And Matt Ryan gets paid a lot, but he is not even in the league with Brees or Brady. And let’s go back to Andrew Luck. Nice kid, but what did he actually do? Throw a ton of interceptions when he was under pressure. Hardly a top twenty candidate. Eli Manning will be up there and he pretty much stunk last year.

    • Calman21

      Luck was good….he had no o-line last two years and is still making it happen (with next to no running game as well). That kid is the real deal. That being said Rivers should have been ranked much higher than where he is based on last year (which is what this is based on).

    • Pridenpoise

      I suggest you pay more attention to Luck this coming season, take off those Rivers blinders.

      • Nick619chargers4life

        So your going to rank Luck higher then Rivers based on what you think Luck is going to be in the future lol or where you just saying we should pay more attention to Luck ? Luck is good really good he just has things he needs to clean up IMO and I would rank rivers higher then him based on the last season.

        • Pridenpoise

          Where did I say that I ranked Luck higher than Rivers based on his future, not at all I think Luck was and is a better QB than Rivers the minute he put a NFL jersey on, next time get your daddy to explain the text to you. You don’t seem to bright. Oh that’s right Doltz fan.

          • Nick619chargers4life

            I asked you a question turbo. You don’t seem to bright yourself , did you miss that or something, no need to get your panties in a bunch. You will be ok . Luck is going to be just like Payton . Get to the playoffs every year with one ring . I’m Ok with My QB I can handle our failures . It’s part of the game . Luck will suck .

          • arnie

            “I suggest you pay more attention to Luck this coming season, take off those Rivers blinders.”

            Did we miss something? This suggests future tense. I’d suggest you be more clear with you “explanations” an opinions. In case you missed it that was also future tense.

          • Nick619chargers4life

            That guy is off his rocker , he will be ok . Got his chest pumped out, snot bubbles and all lol

          • Jeremy

            Haha you are funny. Let me guess Rivers slapped you with his 10 incher one (or probably more than one) sunday?

        • Jeremy

          I would rank Rivers higher based on Everything. Accuracy, Tds, ints, talent, and oh yeah fire! Please don’t get caught up in the hype of people and the media. Just look at the numbers or better yet go back and watch chargers vs. Colts last year. Luck is extremely overrated

          • Nick619chargers4life

            Agreed !!!!!

    • Nick619chargers4life

      I agree with you. And I would like to add if they were supposedly ranking off of last seasons performance then Rodgers should be way lower for missing half the season lol top 100 is a joke.

  • trinity

    He’s too high, because i would take everyone on the list you gave of people under him except Tony Romo and maybe Matthew Stafford. even though Stafford is younger however so it’s a toss up. Everyone else, I’m taking over rivers.

  • arnie

    okay i’ve mentioned this before, but this seems like the appropriate place to say it. Considering he wasn’t even ranked last year, I’d say 34th is great way to bounce back onto the list, on his was to #1 next year.

  • Bill Nichols

    Who are all the assholes that have decided to throw in their 2 cents worth here?? Faider, and Donkey fans no doubt. You can just smell the donkey shit, and the ignorance a mile away when you idiots decide to show your ugly faces. No way in hell, that there are 33 players in the league that are better, or worth more, to their team then PR17. I don’t give a shit what you have done in the past, it means nothing to this stupid top 100 bullshit. Go back to your damn shitty lives, we damn sure don’t want to read your illiterate rants. You bunch of jealous pukes. See you soon fools, we sweep the Donks, and the Faiders, in 2014!! Bolts biatches!!!!