NFL playoffs 2012: Tim Tebow, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Eli Manning...who inspires the most confidence?

View Photo Gallery: T.J. Yates may be the least heralded of the eight NFL quarterbacks playing this weekend, but he inspired some confidence with the Houston Texans’ wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals. (Jamie Squite | Getty Images)

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs shapes up thusly: Three quarterbacks put up truly gaudy passing numbers; another in that territory happens to have a hot hand at the moment. Three others are solid. And then there’s the phenom. You know the guy.

At the moment, which quarterback inspires the most confidence? Your choices, listed alphabetically: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, T.J. Yates.

(Vote after the jump.)

H/T “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” Jon DeNunzio


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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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