Pro Football Focus is ranking quarterbacks over the past three seasons, playoffs included, and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers graded out at No. 2 overall. From PFF:
Rodgers’ 2010 post season catapulted him up these rankings, where, in four games alone he had a passer rating of +23.5. Quite amazing stuff that makes him, but it’s not like it hasn’t been coming. He finished fourth in our overall QB grades in 2008 and 2009 before running away with the 2010 award (that earned him my vote for top player of 2010). An accurate passer, the GB QB has got better and better when faced with pressure after a slow start in this regard in 2008.
They did a put in a disclaimer that there was a snap count minimum which excluded Tom Brady (injured for almost all of 2008) and Kurt Warner (retired after 2009). So maybe Rodgers's ranking comes with an asterisk because I would expect Brady to rank ahead of him.
It's an interesting list, topped with six obvious franchise quarterbacks, then Matt Schaub, who plays like a franchise quarterback even if he isn't as well known. Then it drops down to David Garrard at No. 8. It made me wonder what the Jaguars were thinking when they went with Blaine Gabbert in the April draft. Their league worst defense was what needed major help, not the quarterback position.