Special Report

The Best Quarterback The Year You Were Born

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2005. Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals
> Quarterback rating: 101.1
> Passing yards: 3,836
> Passing touchdowns: 32
> Postseason success Lost Wildcard round
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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2006. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
> Quarterback rating: 101.0
> Passing yards: 4,397
> Passing touchdowns: 31
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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2007. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
> Quarterback rating: 117.2
> Passing yards: 4,806
> Passing touchdowns: 50
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2008. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
> Quarterback rating: 96.2
> Passing yards: 5,069
> Passing touchdowns: 34
> Postseason success None
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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2009. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
> Quarterback rating: 109.6
> Passing yards: 4,388
> Passing touchdowns: 34
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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2010. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
> Quarterback rating: 111.0
> Passing yards: 3,900
> Passing touchdowns: 36
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2011. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
> Quarterback rating: 122.5
> Passing yards: 4,643
> Passing touchdowns: 45
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2012. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
> Quarterback rating: 105.8
> Passing yards: 4,659
> Passing touchdowns: 37
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2013. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
> Quarterback rating: 115.1
> Passing yards: 5,477
> Passing touchdowns: 55
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2014. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
> Quarterback rating: 112.2
> Passing yards: 4,381
> Passing touchdowns: 38
> Postseason success Lost NFC Championship Game
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl