The votes are in for the first go-around of our Daily Norseman Community Quarterback Rankings, and while the names are the ones you'd figure would be there, the order might be a little different than what some are expecting.
Here is the breakdown of the entire list, as voted on by 1,725 Daily Norseman readers.
|Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||716||294||186||111||71||5607|
|Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida||380||385||412||196||123||5191|
|Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||330||384||248||203||79||4415|
|Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||137||374||390||384||102||4221|
|Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois||41||88||114||229||395||1752|
|Zach Mettenberger, QB, Louisiana State||38||88||157||193||241||1640|
|A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama||14||27||41||141||204||787|
|Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh||20||10||47||43||87||454|
|Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia||4||19||30||52||121||411|
|Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming||11||27||35||28||53||377|
|David Fales, QB, San Jose State||4||8||13||69||53||282|
|Brock Jensen, QB, North Dakota State||13||3||9||9||22||144|
|Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech||5||3||9||9||44||126|
|Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson||1||5||4||12||49||110|
|Jeff Matthews, QB, Cornell||2||2||5||12||17||74|
|Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina||0||1||15||3||7||62|
|Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina||5||2||1||4||10||54|
|James Franklin, QB, Missouri||1||2||2||6||6||37|
|Stephen Morris, QB, Miami (FL)||2||0||1||3||7||26|
|Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois||0||0||0||5||14||24|
|Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State||0||1||1||3||8||21|
|Tyler Russell, QB, Mississippi State||0||1||2||2||3||17|
|Keith Price, QB, Washington||0||1||1||3||4||17|
|Kenny Guiton, QB, Ohio State||1||0||1||3||3||17|
|Garrett Gilbert, QB, Southern Methodist||0||0||1||2||2||9|
Personally, I'm not entirely surprised by Bridgewater being at the top of the list. The margin is a little more than I might have expected, as he garnered more first place votes than Bortles and Manziel put together, but I'm happy to see him on top. Apparently a lot of our readers are not buying into the de-hyping/un-hyping/whatever of Bridgewater thus far.
I'm more surprised to see Bortles ahead of Manziel, quite frankly. I know that Johnny Mondo Delicious Purple Ice Cream Football has a lot of supporters around these parts, but it wasn't enough to get him above Bortles in the poll.
The drop-off from the top 4 to #5 was a predictable one. Garoppolo is a mild surprise to me at the #5 spot, because I thought Mettenberger was starting to build some momentum at this point in the process. I certainly won't argue with the top 5, though.
Thanks to everyone that participated in putting this quarterback big board together. It's nothing official or anything, but it's fun to debate this sort of thing.