You can make the case for Aaron Rodgers all you want, but Brees is the safest and most consistently productive option at the position.
2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos: Ranked sixth in passing yards (4,659), third in touchdown passes (37), second in QB rating (105.8) and tied for first in completion percentage (68.6%) last season despite joining a new offense after spending close to two years away from the game. Age (37) and arm strength are definitely concerns, but the addition of high volume receiver Wes Welker could be the offseason transaction that puts this team—and quarterback—over the top.
Outside of Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers is probably the safest quarterback option on the board.
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: Has posted a QB rating of 101.2 or higher in each of the previous four seasons, the last two of which consisted of 84 touchdown passes and just 14 interceptions.