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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

Best quarterbacks in NFL

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

New York Giants

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

Ben R'berger

Ben R'berger

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

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According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to sign a six-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers worth more than $110 million -- with a record $61 million guaranteed. It's hard to argue with the team's success under the soon-to-be-fourth-year man, but where does he rank among his young quarterbacking peers?

More: Vote: Are 49ers giving Kaepernick too much?

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

Drafted in 2014

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

Drafted in 2014

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Drafted in 2012

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

Drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Drafted in 2011

Jake Locker

Jake Locker

Drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

Drafted in 2013

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

Drafted in 2014

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

Drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Drafted in 2012

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Redskins hire Jay Gruden

The Redskins didn't waste much time finding a replacement for Mike Shanahan, reportedly hiring Jay Gruden as their next head coach. Gruden, the brother of former head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, helped bring the Bengals to the playoffs in each of his three seasons as the team's offensive coordinator, although they had difficulty translating their high-powered offense to the postseason. Gruden's task is clear, if difficult: help Robert Griffin III regain his 2012 form and turn Washington into a team that contends for -- and wins -- Super Bowls.

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  • Which team will win the NFC East next season?

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  • Will the Redskins ever win a Super Bowl with Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III?

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Redskins fire Shanahan

The Mike Shanahan era is over in Washington. The Redskins fired their coach after the team plunged from NFC East champions to the division basement and lost their final eight games. While many will blame Shanahan's departure on his testy relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III, it's worth noting that he went 24-40 in four seasons in Washington and posted the same winning percentage as his two predecessors, Steve Spurrier and Jim Zorn. It remains to be seen if the next coach -- the eighth hired by owner Daniel Snyder in his 15-year tenure -- will turn things around.

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  • Should Robert Griffin III be the Redskins' franchise quarterback?

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  • Which of these factors do you think played the biggest role in the Redskins firing Mike Shanahan?

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  • Will the Redskins make the playoffs in 2014?

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  • Of the NFC East teams that missed the playoffs, which will win the most games in 2014?

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Redskins to start Cousins

Robert Griffin III's sophomore season hasn't lived up to the promise of his debut year, and many are blaming his inability to fully recover from the knee injury he sustained in last year's playoffs. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has apparently seen enough, as the team will start backup Kirk Cousins over Griffin for this Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta -- and, very likely, for the remainder of the season. Griffin is still the Redskins' quarterback of the future, but this scenario isn't what he or the team expected when they drafted him with the No. 2 pick in 2012.

What do you make of the Redskins deciding to start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III in Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta?

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  • Which team will win Sunday's game in Atlanta with Kirk Cousins starting for the Redskins?

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  • What has this season been for Robert Griffin III?

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  • Who is more to blame for Robert Griffin III's disappointing season?

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  • What is Mike Shanahan's future with the Redskins?

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