7. Philip Rivers: Rivers had a bit of a “down” year in 2011, throwing for 20 INTs, with several fumbles. He still threw for 4,600 yards and 27 TDs. His career numbers match up with any QB in the league, and he should bounce back next season.
6. Matthew Stafford: If Stafford has another year like 2011, expect him to move up this list. In his first full season of starts, he threw for 5,000 yards and led Detroit to its first playoff appearance since 1999. Having Calvin Johnson to throw to helps.