Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers edged out New England’s Tom Brady as the #1 quarterback based on a survey of Examiner football experts in preparation for the 2011 fantasy football draft.
The nine-member panel cast four votes for Green Bay’s starting quarterback, three votes for the Patriots’ star quarterback and two votes for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
Amazingly, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was not on anyone’s list though in many fantasy leagues he was one of the top three scoring quarterbacks in 2010.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford (three votes) narrowly beat Sam Bradford (two votes) of the Rams as the top “Sleeper” quarterback in the upcoming fantasy football draft.
The “Dud” in the survey was Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns. There were eight different quarterbacks selected in this category, but McCoy managed to lead the way with two votes.
Jake Locker of the Tennessee Titans is expected to be the “Top Rookie” quarterback. Locker received three votes and the Jaquars’ Blaine Gabbert and Vikings’ Christian Ponder had two votes a piece.
Here are the fantasy football panel results by category and by Examiner.
MVP – #1 quarterback to draft
- Aaron Rdogers, Packers – Darwin (Deni) Martin, Detroit Fantasy Sports Examiner
- Drew Brees, Saints – Michael Gould, Dallas Fantasy Sports Examiner
- Tom Brady, Patriots – Chris Morgan, Detroit Lions Examiner
- Tom Brady, Patriots – Samuel Lam, San Francisco 49ers Examiner
- Drew Brees, Saints – Micah Benjamin Vargo, Miami Fantasy Sports Examiner
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Greg Arias, Tennessee Titans Examiner
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Kevin Pool, Cincinnati Sports Examiner
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Dan Rose, Kansas City Chiefs Examiner
- Tom Brady, Patriots – Austin Schleep, Denver Sports Fantasy Examiner
SLEEPER – not necessarily a starter, but a solid reserve quarterback
- Matthew Stafford, Lions – Darwin (Deni) Martin
- Josh Freeman, Buccaneers – Michael Gould
- Tony Romo, Cowboys – Chris Morgan
- Sam Bradford, Rams – Samuel Lam
- Matthew Stafford, Lions – Micah Benjamin Vargo
- Matthew Stafford, Lions – Greg Arias
- Sam Bradford, Rams – Kevin Pool
- Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills – Dan Rose
- Matt Cassel, Chiefs – Austin Schleep
DUD – a bad fantasy football draft selection
- Christian Ponder, Vikings – Darwin (Deni) Martin
- Kyle Orton, Broncos – Michael Gould
- Mark Sanchez, Jets – Chris Morgan
- Chad Henne, Dolphins – Samuel Lam
- Colt McCoy, Browns – Micah Benjamin Vargo
- Colt McCoy, Browns – Greg Arias
- Joe Flacco, Ravens – Kevin Pool
- Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Dan Rose
- David Garrard, Jaguars – Austin Schleep
TOP ROOKIE – the next fantasy football star quarterback
- Jake Locker, Titans – Darwin (Deni) Martin
- Cam Newton, Panthers – Michael Gould
- Christian Ponder, Vikings – Chris Morganr
- Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars – Samuel Lam
- Christian Ponder, Vikings – Micah Benjamin Vargo
- Jake Locker, Titans – Greg Arias
- Jake Locker, Titans – Kevin Pool
- Andy Dalton, Bengals – Dan Rose
- Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars – Austin Schleep
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