IMO most everyone's short list would include:
Next with the greatest support (but not on all lists):
I don't think any other vets make it, and rookies (RG3, Luck, etc) too early to include.
Be interested what others think.
No offense, but I am just curious of what reasons you could come up with to not have Rodgers listed as an Elite QB. He is probably the best QB in football right now.
Second, there is just no way Big Ben should be left off the list too. Big Ben has been consistently great in this league pretty much since he came into the league and has played HUGE in the big games, especially the Super Bowls. In fact, he IMO has been a much better post season QB than even Peyton Manning has.
These guys are clearly Elite QB's in the NFL right now: Rodgers, Peyton, Brady, Brees, and Big Ben. Eli Manning is kind of semi-elite for me. He has up and down moments in the regular season, but he really turns it on during the stretch runs and playoffs when it matters most. I have a hard time calling him elite, but I also have a hard time of not calling him elite after his two historic playoff and Super Bowl runs in the last few years.
I will say this, I know its early, but I am going to say both RG3 and Luck will evolve into elite status, and possibly in the next season or two. They still have to prove a lot, but they both have the makings of an elite QB IMO based on what they are doing for their teams this year.