Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh.
When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings — if I had one of those little encircled R’s to signify a trademarked idea, it’d go here — the criteria is everything, nothing and all that’s in between.
Past performance and future potential is considered, but mostly — like college football’s weekly Top 25 — it’s an attempt to identify the quarterbacks you’d most like to have starting for your team in this game, this week, right now. Injuries, obviously, significantly plummet value. A clever new TV ad might bump a player a notch.
Let’s get moving and shaking:
32. Bruce Gradkowski Jason Campbell, Raiders.
31. Jake Delhomme Seneca Wallace Colt McCoy, Browns.
30. Matt Moore Jimmy Clausen, Panthers.
29. Derek Anderson Max Hall, Cardinals.
28. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills.
27. Alex Smith, 49ers.
26. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers.
Read the rest of the rankings on Richie’s Sportatorium blog at DallasObserver.com.