If you'd like to stick around and debate it, which I fully expect you to bow out completely after your typical hit and run, you'd find there's nothing to back up that argument - leaving it to someone who could only be a fanboy of the QB to come to that conclusion.
He didn't sniff anywhere near the top of any category of measure, yet magically he comes in "second or third best" after the pixie dust settles in an unbacked opinion piece.
16th in completions (between Phillip Rivers and Jameis Winston)
16th in completion percentage (on par with Eli Manning and Derek Carr)
8th in yards (behind Flacco, just ahead of Carson Palmer)
5th in yards/attempt (betweeen Prescott and Brees)
5th in TDs (ahead of Roethlisberger but behind Rivers)
9th in rating (between Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota)
5th in yards/game (averaging one more yard than Carson Palmer, more than 10 behind Brady)
Thumbsup! Settled! Second/third best it is!
Especially since it comes from the same bulletproof source and logic that put Demetrius McCray at the "top" of CB "rankings..."
Ryan, Brady, Prescott, Cousins, Brees, Rodgers, Rivers... all easily better.
Bradford, Tannehill, Smith, Stafford, Flacco, Dalton, Wilson, Roethlisberger, Carr, Palmer easily arguable as well.
Top 2, 3?
Stopped reading when you said "after the pixie dust settles of an unbacked opinion piece"
You do realize what PFF is, right? Well, clearly not, actually.
Every play from every game is watched and analyzed and then ranked into a formula. It's actually the complete OPPOSITE of an "unbacked opinion piece".