The tier 2 quarterbacks this week are the ones we are familiar with in this tier -- Romo, Newton, Vick, Wilson, Kaepernick, Ryan, and Brady.
To explain the drop off to tier 3: Eli Manning has a good matchup (vs PHI, 6th for QB’s), but he looked terrible last week with only 200 yards, one touchdown, and three near-interceptions. Terrelle Pryor has been fairly consistent, but faces PIT (29th for QB’s). Andy Dalton is coming off two back to back great weeks with 300+ yards, but faces NYJ (18th for QB’s).
Tier 1: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Robert Griffin III
Tier 2: Tony Romo, Cam Newton, Michael Vick, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady
Tier 3: Eli Manning, Terrelle Pryor, Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Ryan Tannehill, Geno Smith
Tier 4: Mike Glennon, Thaddeus Lewis, Josh Freeman, Chad Henne, Christian Ponder, Nick Foles, Jason Campbell, Kellen Clemens, Brandon Weeden