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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?

Best quarterbacks in NFL

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

Denver Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

Ben R'berger

Ben R'berger

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

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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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Peyton Manning remains on top in Dan Graziano's weekly MVP watch list. Manning's five-touchdown performance led the Broncos to a crucial 35-28 win over their AFC West rival Chiefs. With 41 touchdowns, Manning has a pretty good shot to break Tom Brady's single-season record of 50 TDs. Is he your choice for MVP?

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots QB
3,267 yards, 19 TDs, 8 INTs, 60.7 CMP%

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
3,794 yards, 29 TDs, 8 INTs, 67.7 CMP%

Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict

Bengals LB
131 tackles, 1 INT, 1 sack

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Eagles QB
1,791 yards, 19 TDs, 0 INTs, 63.3 CMP%

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions WR
72 catches, 1,299 yards, 12 TDs

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
4,125 yards, 41 TDs, 9 INTs, 68.1 CMP%

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Eagles RB
232 carries, 1,088 yards, 5 TDs

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers QB
2,616 yards, 19 TDs, 11 INTs, 61.7 CMP%

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Cowboys QB
3,140 yards, 24 TDs, 7 INTs, 64.8 CMP%

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks QB
2,672 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 64.9 CMP%

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Which team will win NFC East?

Neither team had it easy, but both got the job done. On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys erased an early two-touchdown hole against the Oakland Raiders to (temporarily) take the outright lead in the NFC East. Three days later, the Philadelphia Eagles held off a late charge by the Arizona Cardinals to win 24-21 and resume their tie atop the division. New York and Washington are still mathematically alive, but it appears the Eagles or Cowboys will take the crown. Which will it be?

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • How many games will the Eagles (7-5; vs. DET, at MIN, vs. CHI, at DAL) win this season?

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  • How many games will the Cowboys (7-5; at CHI, vs. GB, at WAS, vs. PHI) win this season?

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  • What is Nick Foles' future?

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  • Is Tony Romo an elite QB?

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  • Who should coach the Cowboys in 2014?

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  • What grade would you give Eagles coach Chip Kelly this season?

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  • Will the Cowboys win another Super Bowl while Jerry Jones still owns the team?

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One thought to belong to the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, respectively, the NFC East and NFC North are pretty tight right now. The Philadelphia Eagles took the outright lead in the former, albeit by just a half-game as the 5-5 Cowboys remained idle. Right behind Dallas are the New York Giants, who won their fourth straight after that 0-6 start.

Among the Great Lakes teams, the first-place Detroit Lions lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers, dropping them into a tie with the Chicago Bears (victorious over the Baltimore Ravens). Those Packers, meanwhile, dropped their third in a row, continuing to struggle in the absence of Aaron Rodgers. What does the future hold for these divisions?


NFC East champ?

Will Nick Foles and the Eagles close the deal? Or do their rivals have something left?

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Which team will win the NFC East?

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NFC North champ?

Despite the best efforts of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, Detroit still could be upended.

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Which team will win the NFC North?

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Out of the East?

From barely reaching the playoffs to going all the way -- could Eli Manning and the Giants do it again?

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Which of these NFC East teams would be most dangerous in the playoffs?

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Out of the North?

If Aaron Rodgers can come back healthy, and if the Packers somehow get into the playoffs, would that make them a sleeper?

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Which of these NFC North teams would be most dangerous in the playoffs?

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