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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

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Tom Brady

Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

New York Giants

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

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Cam Newton

Cam Newton

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Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

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Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

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Ben R'berger

Ben R'berger

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Tony Romo

Tony Romo

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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

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Alex Smith

Alex Smith

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Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

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Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

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Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

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Colin Kaepernick to sign big deal

According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to set a record with his new deal: six years, $110 million and $44.1 million over the first three seasons. It's hard to ignore how the San Francisco 49ers have fared under the 26-year-old, going 21-8 in games he's started and reaching one Super Bowl and another NFC Championship Game. Still, is he really worth that much? Cast your votes below!

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  • What would you make of the 49ers giving Colin Kaepernick a six-year, $110 million deal with a record $61 million guaranteed?

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  • Will the 49ers win a Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick as their starting quarterback?

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According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to sign a six-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers worth more than $110 million -- with a record $61 million guaranteed. It's hard to argue with the team's success under the soon-to-be-fourth-year man, but where does he rank among his young quarterbacking peers?

More: Vote: Are 49ers giving Kaepernick too much?

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

Drafted in 2014

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

Drafted in 2014

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Drafted in 2012

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

Drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Drafted in 2011

Jake Locker

Jake Locker

Drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

Drafted in 2013

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

Drafted in 2014

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

Drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Drafted in 2012

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Happy Mother's Day! Here's hoping you sons out there didn't forget. A number of athletes sure didn't, taking to social media to share photos and deliver special messages to some of the most important women in their lives.

Kevin Durant, whose emotional NBA MVP acceptance speech included much love for his mother, Wanda Pratt, shared this powerful image before his Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal:


Teammate Russell Westbrook was among many other NBA stars to take time out -- some from their still-active playoff runs -- to show their love. Also among them: Paul George, the Indiana Pacers All-Star whose mother, Paulette, suffered a stroke when he was 10.


In the NFL, Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas paid tribute to his mother, Debbie, a cancer survivor who was diagnosed two years before Earl was born (she calls him her "miracle baby"):


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sent a greeting to his mother and sister, while teammate NaVorro Bowman got his mom quite the gift:


Newly minted draft picks Sammy Watkins and Carlos Hyde joined NFL players Cameron Jordan and Chance Warmack in talking about their favorite mom-related memories:


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And on the baseball diamond, where teams throughout Major League Baseball are using pink balls, bats, cleats and other accessories, the Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez went an extra step to show love for all the moms of the world:


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Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.

Our question: Which of the top 10 is your favorite? Whom do you like the least? Click on the images below to set your personal popularity rankings!

Popular NFL Players

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Jersey rank: 4

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Jersey rank: 5

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Jersey rank: 3

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Jersey rank: 6

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Jersey rank: 1

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Jersey rank: 7

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Jersey rank: 8

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Jersey rank: 10

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Jersey rank: 9

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Jersey rank: 2

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