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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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Colts, Chargers advance in AFC

In the AFC, wild-card weekend went just as we envisioned, with the Indianapolis Colts falling behind 38-10 and beating the Chiefs anyway, and the San Diego Chargers effectively dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio. But hey, that's what's so exciting about the NFL. Now the victors move on to the divisional round, in which Andrew Luck's comeback Colts will visit the New England Patriots, while Philip Rivers' surprising Chargers get a chance to beat the top-seeded Broncos in Denver for the second time in five weeks. How will it all go down?

  • What was more true about the Colts' 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • Which was more true about the Chargers' 27-10 win at Cincinnati on Sunday?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in New England?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have to start a must-win game?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have over the next five years?

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  • How much momentum will the Colts take into New England from their 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • How much will former Patriots WR Deion Branch help the Colts in their wild-card game at New England?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in Denver?

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  • What effect will San Diego's Dec. 12 win at Denver have on the Chargers-Broncos divisional playoff game?

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  • If you were a Chiefs fan, how would you feel about the 2013 season?

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  • Will the Chiefs ever win a Super Bowl under Andy Reid?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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Peyton Manning has the records. Tom Brady has the rings. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers? They have some impressive credentials, too. Who is the best among the NFL playoff teams' 12 starting quarterbacks? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

Rank 'Em: Playoff teams | Playoff offenses | Playoff defenses

NFL playoff QBs

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Bengals

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Eagles

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Chiefs

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks

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