Just trying to make headlines like CC was trying to make headlines by not including Megatron in his top 5 receivers. I do agree that Smith is finally starting to live up to the #1 pick and it's all due to Harbaugh. But to say he is one of the 5 best QBs in the NFL right now is to say that if you had nothing else on your team...no receivers, not coaching, no defense...and you had 1 pick, that this guy is one of the 4 QBs you'd pick to start your franchise. To say someone is a top 4 QB is to say they are a franchise QB. Stafford and Smith haven't even been playing at their current level for half of a season.
Anyway...its stupid. Warner is a smarter guy than that but in order to keep your job as a NFL analyst you have to make headlines. Like Deion with his Rex Grossman comment etc.