When trying to rank the four remaining quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL playoffs, the process isn’t as easy as you might think. Sure, Tom Brady is the only one of the four to have ever even played in a Super Bowl, but he’s only played one game in these playoffs, so that point really can’t be decided yet. Through two rounds, however, Joe Flacco has been the main man.
Brady played well in his divisional game, putting up 38 points, but everyone knew that was coming. Colin Kaepernick played very well against the Green Bay Packers, but it kinda came out of nowhere, so it remains to be seen whether he can continue that success. A similar situation surrounds Matt Ryan, who won his first playoff game this year, but it wasn’t exactly in style.
However, Flacco knocked off the red-hot Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round before shocking literally every single member of the football world in the divisional round against the Denver Broncos. I’m telling you–his prayer launch to Jacoby Jones at the end of regulation to send that game to overtime could go down as The Heave in Ravens history if he happens to lead Baltimore to a Super Bowl this year and perhaps more title appearances in the future.
As mentioned, the process of nailing down the top quarterback in these playoffs will be much easier after the conference championship round because all four quarterbacks will have played at least two games, so there will be no flukes to calculate. Of course, the process could get tougher if things go the way football fans want them to, but that’s why we play the game, right?