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CBS gives a simple reason when ranking Patriots QB Tom Brady against his peers

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Anyone surprised at these rankings?

We're at the dead part of the offseason so we're going to see more and more rankings. Quarterbacks are the easiest and most popular to rank because they have the most accessible stats and because they play the most important position in North American Sports- everyone wants to know where their team's quarterback stacks up.

CBS's Jason La Canfora decided to rank his quarterbacks in a different way, by putting his players in tiers. Personally, I think this is the best way to do it because some players are hurt by a weak supporting cast and the stats don't tell the full story.

La Canfora ranks the quarterbacks within the tiers themselves, and Patriots fans will be happy to see the final results. These tier rankings serve as a projection for the 2016 season and accounts for age and ability.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ranked in the highest tier, labeled Bona Fide Franchise Quarterbacks. He is joined by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed the cut, but was the highest ranked quarterback in the second tier.

When we look at the first tier, we see that La Canfora puts Brady atop the list, with a simple explanation:

"'Nuff said. Greatest player of his generation."

That's it. Rodgers comes in second and La Canfora takes 40 words to justify it. Brady gets seven, and nothing else needs to be said.