In theory, one would think to be "pro bowl" talent, one would have to be top 6 in the nfl, if each pro bowl team takes three.
I'd venture to say that Manning, Brady, McNabb, Bulger, Hasselbeck, Delhomme, a healthy Culpepper, Carson Palmer, Brees, Trent Green, Roethlisberger, Farve, Brad Johnson (I'd rather have him for next year than brooks), Leftwhich, Plummer are all definitely better right now than he is. I'll throw back BJ if I had to. And if I was looking for a qb right now, I'd also rather have sims and eli, and maybe vick, although I am not high on him.
I think this places him in the talented, but mediocre bunch--not "pro bowl" That is 18 QBs out of 32 teams. By definition, he is average to below average. If you take back simms and eli, he is right at the median.
That to me isn't something to get too excited about. Heck vick had a better passing rating than him this year, and David Carr bested Brooks in passer rating the year before. He had a good year before that. Then in 2002, such luminaries as jay fiedler, tommy maddox, and an early michael vick exceeded his rating. I know passer rating isn't the be all and end all, but still. They guy hovers around that 80 mark, which would be fineif he didn't trun it over, made the plays and won games, but he doesn't.
And this is bad, as I actually like brooks and would like him to come to philly.
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