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Four months out, a QB list to fight over

Too hard to ignore a set of quarterback ratings. Even in May.

Andy Benoit, the founder of NFLTouchdown.com and a frequent contributor to "The Fifth Down" blog at NYTimes.com, produced his list of the top-10 quarterbacks and a few who just missed the cut.

Benoit found just two AFC East quarterbacks worthy of mention.

Benoit's list:

1. Peyton Manning

2. Tom Brady

3. Drew Brees

4. Ben Roethlisberger

5. Brett Favre

6. Philip Rivers

7. Aaron Rodgers

8. Eli Manning

9. Carson Palmer

10. Donovan McNabb

Only one quarterback made the list of near-misses, and it might surprise you. Along with Tony Romo, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco he mentioned Chad Henne.

On Henne, Benoit writes: "OK, no one is wondering why he's not in the top 10. But this is an opportunity to mention that he will be among the elite soon."