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Early Fantasy Football 2014 QB Rankings

Peyton Manning, 2012 Fantasy Football Awards

The dust has barely settled on your 2013 Fantasy Football championship trophy, and you’re already looking for 2014 QB rankings!?! You’re a sicko. You’re demented.

You’re my kind of Fantasy Football player!

So we’re looking at several months before we really know where all of the players end up playing in 2014, but there likely won’t be too many jersey changes among quarterbacks.

One of the biggest free agents at the position was Bears QB Jay Cutler, and he signed a seven-year deal the day after New Year’s Day.

Cutler’s backup, however, stands to make some good coin, as Josh McCown will test the free-agent waters before deciding if he should stay a backup with Chicago. The 34-year-old veteran out of Sam Houston State would be a stop-gap option for a team with playoff hopes and a young signal-caller. He could also serve as a high-priced backup behind an oft-injured stud QB.

Andrew Luck, 2014 QB Rankings

In 2014, Andrew Luck will be a third-year QB and he’ll get back Reggie Wayne, his top offensive teammate. Photo Credit: Kukuman

Michael Vick will be looking for a new home, now that Nick Foles will enter Year 3 as Chip Kelly’s top man under center.

Finally, Josh Freeman enters free agency at the absolute worst time in his career. He’s just 25 years old and he’s already been labeled a head case and a bust, after the Bucs washed their hands of him midseason and the Vikings couldn’t get him to run their offense. (It’s interesting to note, however, that both of his head coaches in 2013 have been fired.) Watch for him to sign with a bad team as a starter, or a good team as a backup in 2014.

You’ll note that Peyton Manning ended up in the first round of my 2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft, although, I’m still not an advocate of taking a quarterback that early. I just think that one of the 11 other owners in my league will end up taking him in the first round, so that’s why he ends up in my first round mock.

Early 2014 QB Rankings

Below are my QB rankings for 2014 using the scoring standard of four points for a passing touchdown. Rookies have not been inserted because it’s just too difficult to rank them without knowing where they’ll end up.

1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

4. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

5. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

6. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

7. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

8. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

9. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

10. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

11. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

12. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

13. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

14. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

15. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

16. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

17. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

18. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

19. Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants

20. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals

21. Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams

22. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs

23. Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns

24. E.J. Manuel, Buffalo Bills

25. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

26. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

27. Geno Smith, N.Y. Jets

28. Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans

29. Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

30. Josh McCown, Free Agent

31. Michael Vick, Free Agent

32. Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders

33. Chad Henne, Jacksonville Jaguars

34. Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings

35. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans

36. Josh Freeman, Free Agent

37. Case Keenum, Houston Texans

38. Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders

39. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

40. Mark Sanchez, N.Y. Jets

Let me know if there are some players you think should be ranked a little higher or lower in the 2014 QB Rankings. I plan to roll out each position over the next couple weeks, so stay tuned. Feel free to tweet me @DavidGonos or comment in the section below!

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