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Top 5 Elite Christian NFL Quarterbacks of 2016
It is one thing to be an elite quarterback in the NFL, but it is another thing to be an elite Christian quarterback in the NFL. Elite NFL Quarterbacks set their goals and achievements at an elite status. Elite Christian NFL quarterbacks put Jesus Christ above their goals and achievements that are set at an elite status. Because they put Christ above everything else, the elite Christian quarterbacks have a greater chance at handling whatever comes their way. Here are the top 5 Elite NFL Quarterbacks of the 2016 NFL season:
5 - Cam Newton
From Auburn University, Cam Newton was drafted to the Carolina Panthers NFL team in 2011. Cam was the first overall draft pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In Cam’s five years of playing in the National Football League, he has accumulated in his career so far 117 passing touchdowns, 18,263 passing yards, and an 88.3 passer rating. In 2015 alone, Cam accumulated 35 passing touchdowns, 3,837 passing yards, and a 99.4 passer rating. Cam also accumulated 10 rushing touchdowns and 636 rushing yards in 2015.
Cam Newton has led his team to six playoff appearances, and they ended up winning three of them. During the playoff appearances, Cam Newton accumulated eight touchdowns, seven interceptions, and ended up with an 83.9 passer rating. Last year Cam and the Carolina Panthers made all the way to the Super Bowl (XLX), but lost the game to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-10. Cam is looking forward to leading the Carolina Panthers make it back to the Super Bowl, like he helped them do so last year.
Along with Cam Newton’s on the field NFL football achievements, he has also achieved a place in Heaven too. Cam has accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and will be in Heaven when it is his time to go there. Cam recognizes that God is the one who has given the talents that he has. Cam said “I just can’t stop smiling because God has his hands on me. I’m on somebody’s fantasy league team. And I think it’s the man upstairs. It’s great to walk away from something like that.” (BreatheCast.com)
4 - Ben Roethlisberger
From Miami University, Ben Roethlisberger was drafted to the Pittsburg Steelers NFL team in the 2004. Ben was the eleventh overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In Ben’s twelve years in the NFL, he has accumulated in his career so far 272 passing touchdowns, 42,995 passing yards, and a 94.0 quarterback rating. In 2015 alone, Ben accumulated 21 passing touchdowns, 3,938 passing yards, and a 94.5 passer rating.
Ben Roethlisberger has led his team to 17 playoff appearances with a record of 11-6. In the playoffs, Ben Roethlisberger has accumulated 22 touchdowns, 19 interceptions, and an 84.6 quarterback rating. Ben has led his team to four Super Bowls and ended up winning two of them (XL, XLIII) Ben wants to lead his team to the super bowl again in 2016.
With all the accomplishments that Ben Roethlisberger has made on the NFL football field, he has achieved even a greater accomplishment back getting back in touch with Jesus Christ. “Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger has had his ups and downs, but has apparently returned to the evangelical culture of his youth. He dumped his entourage and joined Christ Church at Grove Farm, an evangelical church in suburban Pittsburgh.” (wnd.com)
3 - Carson Palmer
From University of Southern California, Carson Palmer was drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team in 2003. Carson was the first overall pick in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Carson has been on three NFL teams in his 13-year career: Cincinnati Bengals (2003-2010); Oakland Raiders (2011-2012); Arizona Cardinals (2013-present). Carson has accumulated in his career so far 259 passing touchdowns, 40,036 passing yards, and an 88.1 passer rating. Last year alone Carson accumulated 35 passing touchdowns, 4,671 passing yards, and a 104.6 passing rating.
Carson Palmer has led his teams to four playoff appearances, but ended up only winning one of the games. Carson Palmer accumulated in the playoffs five touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a 66.9 passer rating. Carson looks forward to leading the Arizona Cardinals back to the playoffs and hopefully to the Super Bowl.
Carson Palmer has had good morals and ethics all throughout his football career because he has been a Christian basically most of his life. Carson said “I’ve been a Christian as long as I can remember. I’ve always been in church with my family through high school and college.” (Sports Spectrum)
2 - Drew Brees
From Purdue University, Drew Brees was drafted to the San Diego Chargers NFL team in 2001. Drew was the 32nd pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Drew has been on two different teams in his 15 year NFL career: San Diego Chargers (2001-2005); New Orleans Saints (2006-present). Drew has accumulated in his NFL career 428 passing touchdowns, 60,903 passing yards, and a 95.8 passer rating. Last year alone, Drew accumulated 32 passing touchdowns, 4,870 passing yards, and a 101.0 passer rating.
Drew Brees has led his team to eleven playoff appearances with a record of 6-5. Drew has accumulated in his NFL playoff career so far 24 passing touchdowns, 3539 passing yards, and a 100.7 passer rating. Drew Brees has led his team to one Super Bowl XLIV and won it. Drew ended up receiving the MVP trophy of that Super Bowl too.
Drew Brees had a severe shoulder injury that ruined his Quarterback career in San Diego during the last game of the 2005 season. Drew reflected on the circumstance recently and said “At the time, I felt like this is the worst thing that could ever happen to me… I began asking God, ‘Why me?’, ‘Why now?’ A year later, I thought, ‘God, that was probably the best thing that happened to be,’ because otherwise I never would have had the opportunity to come here and be a part of this community and this rebuilding effort.” (Christian Post)
1 - Aaron Rodgers
From the University of California, Aaron Rodgers was drafted to the Green Bay Packers NFL team in 2005. Aaron was the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. In Aaron’s eleven-year career with the Green Bay Packers, he has accumulated 257 passing touchdowns, 32,399 passing yards, and a 104.1 passer rating. Last year alone, Aaron accumulated 31 passing touchdowns, 3,821 passing yards, and a 92.7 passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers has led his team to 13 playoff appearances with a record of 7-6. Aaron Rodgers has accumulated in his playoff career so far 27 passing touchdowns, 3454 passing yards, and a 98.2 passer rating. Aaron has led his team to the Super Bowl XLV and won it. Aaron received the MVP trophy of that Super Bowl. Aaron definitely wants to lead his team back to the Super Bowl this coming up season.
Aaron Rodger’s Christian beliefs is mixed a little with Catholicism, but he still likes to let people know about the Gospel when the time is right to do so. Aaron said, “My desire has always been to follow a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, who said, ‘Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.’… I would rather people have questions about why I act the way I act… and then given an opportunity at some point, then you can talk about your faith a little bit.” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal)