Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
ESPN's Trent Dilfer has ranked 49 NFL quarterbacks, placing them in 11 categories, including "elite," "superstar" and the diplomatic "gotta prove it."
Here they are in the order slotted:
Dilfer's analysis: Brady has "best pocket instincts in the league. ... unwaveringly disciplined in his approach and execution (film study, weight room, how he plays, etc.). ... uses tricks of trade very well to manipulate defenses (through snap counts, eye placement, pump fakes). ... on par with Manning in recognizing and accounting for last-second defensive adjustments."
Dilfer's analysis: Pennington is a "proven winner who makes every team he's on better immediately. ... expert at dissecting and exposing weaknesses in the defense. ... limited physical skills."
Dilfer's analysis: Edwards is "smart, athletic and a nice thrower of the football. ... still growing into his role. ... must show more consistent downfield velocity and accuracy."