2010 AFC South Offseason Quarterback Power Rankings: Matt Schaub Over Peyton Manning?

April 29, 2010 by

Now a week following the highly anticipated unveiling of the 2010 NFL Draft, teams are filling up their rosters and depth charts, trying to make any necessary upgrades, and attempting to sign potential superstars in the making.

In honor of the recent trades, controversy, Pro Bowl visits, and general fun in breaking down power rankings, I’ve put together a short list of power ranking the AFC South quarterbacks.


4. Vince Young (Titans)

Since his final opportunity to steal the sensational victory in comeback fashion over the USC Trojans in the 2005 BCS National Championship to his last chance to play as a starter in the NFL, Vince Young has had quite a controversial experience over the last four years.

His numbers were unimpressive last season, and it began with a mouthful of jeers via every Titans avid supporter.

But after the 0-6 start, Vince found his magic, as the Titans won eight of their last 10 games.

With the lethal backfield tandem in Javon Ringer, LeGarrette Blount, Stafon Johnson, and future HOF Chris Johnson, and the addition of WR Damian Williams to help out Kenny Britt and Nate Washington, Vince Young should favor well with his stocked arsenal.


3. David Garrard (Jaguars)

Despite invitation to the Pro Bowl in last January, David Garrard’s chances of a repeat are very unlikely.

Albeit wide out Mike Sims-Walker comes off a very productive second year and Mike Thomas had a terrific rookie season, losing Torry Holt to the Patriots will be costly.

Furthermore, the Jaguars refused any O-lineman and offensive weapons until the sixth round of last week’s draft, taking unknown defensive lineman in rounds one through five.


2. Matt Schaub (Texans)

Matt Schaub led the league in passing last season with Andre Johnson and company.

And with Jacoby Jones, David Anderson, and Joel Dreessen coming off their career bests, the offensive powerhouse will look to only improve.

With Steve Slayton returning healthy, the rushing game should find its way, as Arian Foster and Ben Tate fill the voids in the backfield.

In addition, the Texans picked up tight end Garrett Graham to help aid Owen Daniels, and Trenton Holiday and Dorin Dickerson to become versatile and lethal weapons lining in the slot and performing in special teams.

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1. Peyton Manning (Colts)

Leading the No. 2 passing offense in the NFL last season was Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning lost Marvin Harrison, but still led a passing frenzy, as both Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark finished the season with a cut even 100 receptions and 10 touchdowns.

Despite the season-ending injury in Week 1 to Anthony Gonzalez, Manning found two solid players and transformed them to superstars in the making.

Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon became excellent contributors to the high-flying offense that without question contains the best quarterback not only in the division, and conference, but also the entire league.


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    3 Responses to “2010 AFC South Offseason Quarterback Power Rankings: Matt Schaub Over Peyton Manning?”
    • chris tethers says:

      Good call on pointing our Garcon and Collie’s success under Manning. Manning makes everyone around him better, including the young receivers. He’s far and away the best QB in the conference. I’d rank Young ahead of Garrard at this point.

    • Chante says:

      The colts own the afc south they own the whole AFC
      they are the best team go Indy colts

    • Appreciate the comments, fellas.

      However, the Houston Texans are not far behind the Colts, and I have a strong feeling a shocker is bound to occur in Week One at Reliant Stadium.

      I really like Young’s potential as well. Oddly enough, Manning was the only quarterback in the division not to play in the Pro Bowl.

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