Why Did Someone Rank Joe Thomas Above Philip Rivers?!?!

By Ernie Padaon

A cast of ESPN Bloggers created their own top 10 players in the NFL and our boy Philip ranked in at number 9 on the list. Check out these rankings:

Ranking the Top Players1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots2. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers5. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers6. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers8. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans9. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers10. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Of course this list is objective and we all can make our own arguments that Rivers should at least be in the Top 5.

The biggest issue I have with the list that they created is that of the 8 writers, ONLY 3 of them ranked Philip in the top 10 AND  one of these bloggers ranked Joe Thomas higher than Philip. ARE THEY CRAZY!?!? He must have been hanging out with Scottie Pippen at some point! Do these guys get paid to do this? This is on ESPN.com right?

Here is how the ranking came down:

You can form decent arguments for a lot of these players, but you have to be kidding me with the ranking of Joe Thomas over Philip. He even ranked Joe Thomas over Ben Roethlisberger!

As soon as Philip can get that Championship Ring, he will start getting more respect around the league. He will  easily be in the top 5 of this conversation when that ring is on his finger.