4. Peyton Manning (Last Year: 7)
He's back! Manning was seventh in last year's rankings because of all the question marks about his health. And while his arm isn't quite the same, the Broncos signal-caller proved he can still be one of the best quarterbacks in the league with his new skill set. He threw 37 touchdown passes and made the Broncos an immediate Super Bowl contender in his comeback campaign. If Brees is the most cerebral QB in the NFL, Manning is second. (AP Photo)
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