Where does Eli Manning rank among his fellow quarterbacks?
While everyone else discusses it, he goes to work. He couldn't care less when he polishes his two Super Bowl MVP awards and slips on the matching championship rings. That's all the ranking he needs.
Nonetheless, it's a frequent debate around the NFL.
And if you ask NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, the Giants' franchise quarterback is in the top 10 and "could play at a top-five level" this season.
After reviewing the "all-22" coaches film from last year and looking at the players' current circumstances, Brooks ranked Manning ninth in the league heading into 2015, one spot ahead of his older brother, Peyton, and one behind Philip Rivers.
"Seeing Manning's name here will raise eyebrows, but skeptics should focus on the efficiency with which he played down the stretch in 2014 under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo," Brooks said.
"The two-time Super Bowl winner posted a passer rating of 100.0 or better in four of the Giants' last six games, and he developed a strong rapport with youngsters Odell Beckham, Jr. and Rueben Randle on the perimeter. With Victor Cruz expected to return from a knee injury, the Giants should have a dynamic receiving corps with the firepower to overwhelm opponents with its collective speed, athleticism and explosiveness.
"Given another offseason to master the intricacies of Big Blue's quick-rhythm system, Manning should build upon his solid performance in 2014 (passer rating of 92.1 and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 30:14). He could play at a top-five level with one of the best supporting casts in football enhancing his performance."
NFL Media's Bucky Brooks - Top 10 Quarterbacks in 2015:
NFL media's Bucky Brooks lists his top 10 2015 quarterbacks