Rodgers up, Favre down in 2010 QB ranks

Updated: January 12, 2010, 2:57 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Peyton Manning was named NFL MVP, Tom Brady earned Comeback Player of the Year honors, and Aaron Rodgers finished with the most fantasy points among quarterbacks, but still it's all about Brett Favre. He was arguably the biggest story in the NFL once he fooled us all and came out of retirement -- hint, hint -- to play for the Minnesota Vikings. Favre had a terrific season, coming from the No. 17 quarterback slot in ESPN average live drafts to finish fourth in all of fantasy scoring, and third at quarterback. That's the story, and no matter what one thinks moving forward, it's a great one.

Then again, I'm not here to talk about the past. Favre was awesome, passing for 30 touchdowns for a record ninth time, reaching 4,000 yards for the sixth time and becoming the first quarterback in history to reach 33 passing touchdowns while throwing seven or fewer interceptions. He still doesn't make my top-10 quarterbacks for 2010, though, because ultimately it's never about the past in a fantasy football league; it's about putting aside all bias and looking ahead. If Favre can do this again, more power to him.