With the NFL season set to kick-off in two weeks, I have been rankings the top 32 quarterbacks in the league. My previous rankings were unveiled earlier.
Who do I think are the very best quarterbacks in the league? Read and find out:
*This list is based on how I see these players entering the season, not how I think they will perform during the season.
*Patrick Mahomes and every rookie QB will not be included on this list due to not having seen enough of them on an NFL field.
8. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers: Despite his team missing the playoffs, Rivers put up productive numbers this past season (62.6% completion percentage, 4,515 passing yards, 28 TDs). Even at 36, Rivers is one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
7. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions: Don’t blame Stafford for Detroit’s overall struggles, football is a team game. Stafford has done his part, the Lions, meanwhile need to get him more help.
6. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts: The last we saw of Andrew Luck he was amidst the best single-season of his career: throwing for 4,200 yards and 31 touchdowns behind an awful offensive line and no running game. When healthy, the former No. 1 overall pick is one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL.
5. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles: Wentz was an MVP candidate before suffering an ACL injury last season. Eagles fans should be excited to see him return.
4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints: This guy simply isn’t appreciated enough. Tom Brady isn’t the only old QB who has been dominating the league year-in-and-year-out. The 39-year-old Brees is sensational.
3. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson is coming off a spectacular season where he tied his career-high in touchdowns (34), all while behind an atrocious offensive line.
2. Aaron Rodgers –Green Bay Packers: Rodgers is one of the best this league has ever seen. We’ll see if the team around him is good enough to win another Super Bowl while he’s still in his prime.
1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots: When will this guy decline? Even at 41, Brady continues to defy father time. The defending league MVP has his sights set for a sixth Lombardi very soon.