No. 3: 2013 Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Stats: 68.3%, 5,477 pass yds, 55 pass TD, 10 INT, 80.9 QBR, 1 rush TD
In his second season with the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning went off. At age 37, it was arguably his best season ever, throwing for nearly 5,500 yards and 55 touchdowns. Yes, I said it. The all-time leader in MVP awards had his best season ever at 37 years old. He led the Broncos to an NFL-best 13-3 record and a Super Bowl appearance. With that being said, he is probably going to want to forget all about that game, considering Denver was blown out by the Seahawks 43-8. In fact, his first time on the field in that game ended in a safety, which is extremely rare in Super Bowl history.
No. 2: 2011 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Stats: 68.3%, 4,643 pass yds, 45 pass TD, 6 INT, 84.5 QBR, 60 rush, 257 rush yds, 3 rush TD
If Tom Brady is considered the G.O.A.T., then Aaron Rodgers is in the running for B.O.A.T., aka the best of all time. Sure, he only has one Super Bowl ring, compared to Brady’s six, but he also has the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history. In fact, his 2011 season featured a record-breaking run, where he set the all-time mark for Quarterback Rating. He threw an astounding 45 touchdowns, while only tossing six picks. His ability to get outside the pocket and throw on the run is virtually unparalleled. Plus, despite coming off a Super Bowl-winning campaign, there was no hangover, as they nearly went undefeated, finishing 15-1 in the regular season. Unfortunately, it didn’t end well, as they fell to the eventual champion New York Giants at home in the divisional round.