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The fans have spoken: Cassel ranking poll results

Is New England's Matt Cassel among the best in the game at his position? Find out what you and your fellow Patriots fans decided in our on-line poll.

Two weeks ago in our Debate Friday segment, my PFW colleague, Andy Hart, and I argued whereMatt Casselranks among current NFL quarterbacks. I had him in the top five; Andy, in the top 15.

We then asked you, the fans, to join in the debate by ranking your top 20 QBs from a selected list of 40. Here are the results from the thousands of votes we received:

  • Cassel was rated a top-five quarterback by more than a quarter of respondents (27.5%)
  • Nearly 6 out of 10 respondents (58.5%) felt Cassel was a top-ten QB
  • Better than three-quarters of fans (76.7%) ranked Cassel in the top 15
  • Eighty-three percent (83.4 %) voted for Cassel among their top 20 quarterbacks

And despite his season-ending knee injury a season ago, Tom Bradystill rates highest among fans who participated in our poll. Brady overwhelmingly received more first-place votes than any other player on the list.

The top five QBs (followed by the second-place finishers in each slot) were as follows:

Number 1: Tom Brady– 88.1 % (Peyton Manning – 4.6 %)
Number 2: Peyton Manning– 59.5 % (Matt Cassel – 9.8 %)
Number 3: Drew Brees– 27.3 % (Ben Roethlisberger – 15 %)
Number 4: Ben Roethlisberger– 13.5 % (Drew Brees – 12.6 %)
Number 5: Philip Rivers– 9.9% (Donovan McNabb – 8.4 %)

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