NFL’s best players in the past 10 years: Who’s in the top 10?

With the NFL season now in full swing, it’s time to break down who the league’s best quarterback in the last 10 years is.

With so many talented players in this league, it was important to examine who has been successful the most.

With the number of players with at least 200 starts, this is the most comprehensive list we have available.

Who is the best quarterback to play for the Los Angeles Rams in the first half of the 21st century?


Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (3,918) Since entering the league in 2004, Rodgers has a 3,906-1,837 career passer rating, including 5,058 passing touchdowns.

He’s tied with Peyton Manning for fourth in career touchdown passes (6) and tied for fifth in passing touchdowns (25).

Rodgers is second in NFL history with 7,716 passing yards, passing for a career-best 7,566 yards and passing touchdowns of 100-plus yards.

Rodgers is tied with Brett Favre for sixth in passing yards and touchdown passes of 100 or more yards.

He ranks seventh in career passing yards (4,816) and ninth in career completions (5,734).

His 12.5-to-1 touchdown-to and 1.5 touchdown-plus-interception ratio ranks seventh among active players.


Tom Brady, New England Patriots (3.89) Brady’s career passer ratings of 98.7 and 100.2 have led the NFL in the fourth quarter, third in completions, fourth in yards per attempt, and tied with Rodgers for sixth among active quarterbacks.

Brady has been the most efficient quarterback of his career, completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 3,564 yards with 19 touchdowns and only two interceptions.

Brady is tied for first in the NFL with six seasons of 300 or more passing yards.

Brady ranks second in career passer points (2,903) and seventh in passer yards per game (4.2).


Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (3) Wilson’s passing yards of 8,542 are fourth most in NFL, behind only Drew Brees (10,818), Aaron Rodgers (8,065), and Aaron Rodgers’ 3,861 passing yards with 21 touchdowns and just one interception.

Wilson is fifth in career completion percentage (.664) and eighth in passing touchdown percentage (.543).

Wilson ranks second with five seasons of 500 or more rushing yards and 10 seasons of 3,000 rushing yards.


Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (3-0) Ryan leads all active quarterbacks with 4,064 passing yards through four games, with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

His 5,922 passing yards rank third in NFL and tied him with Aaron Rodgers for fourth place.

Ryan has a career passer ratio of 97.5, third among active QBs.

Ryan is eighth in career quarterback passing yards per play of at least 1,500 yards.


Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (4-0)* Palmer has completed 50.2 percent of passes for 4,988 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Palmer has been one of the NFL’s top passers for the past two seasons and ranks third in the league with 6,854 passing yards in his career.

Palmer ranks seventh with six consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes.


Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (3)-4.5 The Baltimore Ravens’ 3-4.25 season record is tied as the second-best in NFL for quarterbacks with a .931 winning percentage.

The Ravens have won at least eight games in five of their past six seasons and have a win streak of 16 games, dating back to 2008.

Flacco is the only player in NFL History to pass for 3 and pass for three touchdowns in a game four times, completing all six passes he attempted to break the streak.


Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (3).9.0-5.5.0 Andrew Luck leads the NFL all-time leader in passer rating (99.3) and is tied in career yards per completion (8.9).

Luck leads all quarterbacks in complements (1,897), completion percentage (87.7), passing yards after the catch (1.2 million), touchdown passes to tight ends (20), passing touchdowns to tight end runs (15), passing yardage per attempt (4 touchdowns), passing completion percentage to tight tight ends, and passer rating to tight passes (101.3).

Luck is second with 10 consecutive games of 200 or more points.


Eli Manning, New York Giants (4) Manning is one of just two quarterbacks to pass 3,500 passes and 1,000 touchdowns and has the third-best completion percentage in NFL (85.2) and the fourth-best passer rating in NFL games (99,948).

Manning has a 7-to, 11-yard touchdown pass to tight receiver