A week before the season began, ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton ranked the NFL quarterbacks from No. 1 through 33.
He broke them down into three divisions: Elite, the Chad Penningtons (strong with a supporting cast, but not great) and Hit-or-Miss.
Clayton seemed a bit harsh on the AFC East quarterbacks at the time, but his rankings bore out.
He came back Tuesday with his year-end evaluations, slotting 35 of them.
In parentheses, I've included Clayton's summer ranking for each AFC East starting quarterback.
20 (23). Mark Sanchez, Jets: He was near the bottom of the Pennington Division. Clayton noted Sanchez didn't experience a sophomore slump, but didn't make a jump either. Clayton gives him a 50 percent chance of graduating to the Elite Division.
30 (25). Chad Henne, Dolphins: The only remaining AFC East quarterback to drop on Clayton's chart regressed even with Brandon Marshall to throw to. Clayton pegs Henne's chances of joining the Elite Division at 25 percent.