See the complete pecking order entering Week 12, 1-32. 2021 stats:19 games | 64.5 pct | 5,044 pass yds | 7.1 ypa | 45 pass TD | 15 INT | 897 rush yds | 6 rush TD | 9 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:5 |2019:18 |2018:32. Ben Roethlisberger - 6'5 240 lbs. John Krahn Portland State OT 6'10" 410Lbs Daniel Faalele Minnesota OT 6'9" 400lb Olivier Charles-Pierre Houston DT 6' 2" 370lbs It weirdly may have been the high point of the Cowboys' season. Minshew played almost exactly as expected in two spot starts, lighting up the Jets with short passes and competing well against pressure while playing with backups against the Cowboys starters in Week 18. With big contract now in hand at 27,expect him to work hard to earn every bit of it to try to work his way into the top five QBs. 2 where Baker Mayfield was benched for the season because of his shoulder injury, and whether that door would have led the Browns to the playoffs. 2021 stats:20 games | 67.3 pct | 5,896 pass yds | 7.6 ypa | 48 pass TD | 16 INT | 498 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 10 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:3 |2019:2 |2018:1 | 2017: N/A. With the quick rise of Herbert and Burrow, there will be a lot of pressure for Tagovailoa to come through for a returning 10-6 team. This week's list took on more of a season-to-date approach, and ranking the quarterbacks each week was a great reminder of how valuable and consequential the position is for team success in the NFL. I will go to my grave believing the 2021 Bills would have won the Super Bowl if they'd won the coin toss in Kansas City. 2021 stats:5 games | 63.8 pct | 422 pass yds | 8.9 ypa | 3 pass TD | 1 INT | -8 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 1 fumble, 2020 final ranking:N/A |2019:N/A |2018:N/A |2017:N/A. That will change as he's more unleashed under Zac Taylor, knowing that he's reunited with all-around go-to guy Ja'Marr Chase. Kyler would have fallen in the rankings more for his playoff performance, but there weren't logical candidates to jump him. He was drafted in the sixth round by the New York Jets, but never made the regular season roster and went to Indianapolis for a year. His first two years of college football was played at Florida. Heinicke probably won't get another season with 15 starts. Let's talk about that end. The current Bucs starter has earned $291.1 million. Bridgewater may not stretch the field well, but he will take advantage of their two skilled intermediate weapons, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and tight end Noah Fant. With 2022 upon us, it's time to reflect on the year's 10 biggest stories. 2020 key stats: 4,823 passing yards, 33passing TDs, 7INTs, 112.4passer rating, 70.5QBR, 8.9yards per attempt, 444rushing yards, 3rushing TDs. He still looked like a rookie, which isn't the greatest sign. "I went through a period of time during the season where I just didn't play my best ball.". Even if there are limitations, Tannehill made his teammates better this year, especially one of the worst pass-blocking offensive lines in football. Copyright 2023 Sporting News Holdings Limited. Tannehill's Divisional Round performance wasn't quite as bad as I remembered upon rewatching, but it did sour an otherwise rock-solid season. 1 pick in the 2018, but has played for three teams since 2021. The nine 6-foot-5 quarterbacks are highlighted by Josh Allen, Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Wentz. Rams QB Matthew Stafford joined Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history with 40-plus . True backups will not be included, though teams with multiple legitimate starting options might have multiple QBs listed in the rankings. But his inconsistency makes him a tough evaluation. There were a few awareness issues in the game, like throwing short of the goal line with the season on the line. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (9) warms up on the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Since then, he's bounced around various NFL practice squads, and he even had a brief stint in the XFL in 2019 prior to signing with Washington's practice squad last December. 2021 stats:17 games | 67.0 pct | 3,968 pass yds | 7.1 ypa | 20 pass TD | 12 INT | 82 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 11 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:14 |2019:12 |2018:8 |2017:9 |2016:2 |2015:15 | 2014: 9 | 2013: 11. Missing five starts down the stretch was disappointing, but he's going to be learning a new offense in 2022 anyhow. . He had a 30 inch vertical, and only a 9'1 broad jump. Among the names drawing consideration as a top-five draft selection is Will Levis, the senior quarterback out of Kentucky. You won't want to miss a moment of the 2022 season! Against Atlanta and Seattle, Boyle looked like someone who would stick around for at least a few more years. Fourteen teams look ahead to the playoffs, while 18 others turn their attention to the offseason -- and the quarterback position remains a focal point for both. Franks signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2021. 2028 2027 2026 2025 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 All Types Cap Hits Total Cash Base Salaries Signing Cash Roster Option Restructure Workout Incentive Average Guaranteed GTD at Signing Dead Money . And I think the Eagles (Jalen Hurts), Falcons (Ryan), Dolphins (Tua Tagovailoa), Texans (Davis Mills), Giants (Daniel Jones), Saints (Jameis Winston/Taysom Hill) and Washington (Taylor Heinicke) need to bring in some competition. Rams QB Matthew Stafford joined Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history with 40-plus passing touchdowns in a single season with multiple teams. According to PFF's wins above replacement metric, Mahomes has been the most valuable quarterback in the NFL over the past three seasons by more than a full win. The magic may run out without Sean Payton, but Siemian's career went from nearly over to "solid backup option" again. 2021 stats:2 games | 60.3 pct | 277 pass yds | 4.8 ypa | 1 pass TD | 1 INT | 53 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:44 |2019:T-48 |2018:N/A. 2020 key stats: 4,633 passing yards, 40 passing TDs, 12INTs, 102.2 passer rating, 72.5QBR, 7.6 yards per attempt. This situation has the feel of Goff taking more lumps and makingroom for a rookie replacement in 2022. The playoff clunker against the Rams shouldn't take away from the fact his floor is higher than the ceiling of most QBs. 2021 stats:1 game | 60.0 pct | 135 pass yds | 6.8 ypa | 0 pass TD | 2 INT | 6 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles. turnover-worthy plays in that span. That trendline of year-end rankings above is hard to miss. Where does 49ers rookie Brock Purdy slot in after beating Tom Brady in his first NFL start? The Chiefs had been to three AFC Championship Games, two Super Bowls and had one Lombardi Trophy pre-Mahomes. NFL Insider Albert Breer expects the San Francisco 49ers to sign quarterback Baker Mayfield. 2021 NFL Draft quarterback rankings Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) on the field in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. 2020 key stats: 3,971passing yards, 26 passing TDs, 12INTs, 94.3 passer rating, 68.9QBR, 7.1yards per attempt, 819rushing yards, 11 rushing TDs. 3 overall pick from 2018 must do plenty after not showing much for the Jets, as limited as they were, for the past three seasons. 2021 stats:1 game | 66.7 pct | 147 pass yds | 4.9 ypa | 1 pass TD | 0 INT | 0 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:42 |2019:N/A |2018:28. After 40 starts stretched over eight seasons, Glennon is probably out of opportunities. The NFL, in recent years, has gone to a more mobile style of quarterback. Jacksondid break through for his first playoff victory and at only 24, should be expected to rev back up as a passer with a receiving corps overhaul to match the improved traditional rushing attack. Jimmy G's time in San Francisco has had some great moments, including helping to take a high-level all-around offense to the Super Bowl. With the 2023 NFL Combine underway in Indianapolis, scouts and personnel from a handful of quarterback-needy will have their eyes on this year's group of signal-callers. Unlike, say, Kirk Cousins or Ryan Tannehill, it's hard to say which Mayfield will show up in a given week or season. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs The 25-year-old prodigy is PFF's highest-graded quarterback over the past three seasons. 2021 stats:17 games | 62.4 pct | 3,563 pass yds | 6.9 ypa | 27 pass TD | 7 INT | 215 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 8 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:35 |2019:10 |2018:14 |2017:3 |2016:25. Lastly, the Patriots re-signed Johnson to a one-year contract on March 25, 2021. He has settled in at 63.3% in 2021 and 2022, which I believe is close to his true talent level. Are Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold in a good place again? They do have a good environment to resurrect his career with fine skill players, from Christian McCaffrey to former Jets teammate Robby Anderson, under bright offensive coordinator The No. While a few of the more established old guard QBs continue their great successes, the league has given rise to a promising new wave of young passers, some who also possess rare athletic traits. Teddy finished seventh in EPA/CPOE composite, a sign he was accurate and picked up a lot of unflashy first downs. The tiniest hill I'm ready to die on is that Brissett's 2021 was much better than the numbers showed. He still managed to be a rather efficient distributor, thanks to having a trio of special young receivers in Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Broncos invested a second-round pick in Drew Lock in the 2019 NFL draft and the results . The Raiders help him with an approach centered around the running game. Matt Nagy seems set on Dalton starting because of experience, but it would surprise no one if there's a 180 toward Fields right away. At 32, Cousins has had enjoyed the best play of his career in Minnesota, a la Tannehill in Tennessee. New offensive-minded head coach Nick Sirianni will improve the balance with the rushing attack to make the system more QB-friendly for Hurts' dual threat. There's a perception the Lions didn't give him much passing help and he will be transformative with his new team, but the reality is there's enough sample size to know one already has seen the best of him. The biggest NFL player in 2021 is Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Ali Marpet, who stands at 6'4" and weighs in at 307 pounds. But this was an uneven Mahomes campaign. Garoppolo can be effective again for a third team so he must flash his best again at 29 before passing over the job to Lance. His passing and decision-making have improved, even if he can't throw down the field. Its a huge bummer if his otherwise joyous career ends this way, although it hasnt changed him too much. He should be recovered for a big age 24 season that lives up to his status as a second-year No. At the bottom end of the rankings . He held the ball, didn't see the field and didn't shoot straight against the Bucs. Alec Ingold Topping the list, Alec Ingold is an American fullback who plays for the Las Vegas Raiders. It wasn't always like this. Hard to do much better as a backup than going 1-for-1 in quality starts. 1-62. Jan 12, 2022. The money magician also hasn't quite hit his ceiling, despite alreadyhaving a historically prolific MVP season and Super Bowl MVPon his resume. Jones has flashed, more so as a rookie than as a slumping sophomore. Mahomes entered the Matrix for 10 nearly flawless playoff quarters, and then he became the primary reason the Chiefs self-immolated in the AFC Championship Game. Carr is a difficult QB to evaluate. Getty Brad Holmes and Rod Wood mix it up during Lions training camp in July 2021. The opposite was true for most of his career, with few players accomplishing more while holding on to the ball, waiting for a big play to emerge. By James. Football is weird. Mike McDaniel looks like that right coach. 2021 stats:17 games | 68.9 pct | 4,340 pass yds | 7.8 ypa | 37 pass TD | 4 INT | 101 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 4 fumbles, 2020 final ranking:1 |2019:7 |2018:5 |2017:11 |2016:3 |2015:9 | 2014: 1 | 2013: T-4. Tagovailoa proved he was an NFL starting quarterback in his second season, which is no small feat for a player with physical limitations. Glennon has been a journeyman, playing for the Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, and now the Giants. One performance that did stand out in the most competitive environment possible for Week 18 was that of Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Who is unstoppable and in the MVP conversation? Although the big sack totals keep on coming, he remains the league's most durable QB with strong rushing efficiency. Texans. I can't bring myself to rank Herbert's 2021 any lower than this. Who was the fattest NFL quarterback? My doubts about whether that morning was time well spent are similar to my doubts about the Steelers seeing Rudolph as an important part of their future. 1 overall pick in 2018,got back on track in Year 3 thanks to some of the same offensive concepts that have helped Tannehill and the QB with whom offensive-minded coach Kevin Stefanski worked before Mayfield, Kirk Cousins. The list will be accompanied each week by some of the biggest takeaways and lingering thoughts from the recent performances under center, including what both the tape and numbers say about some of the game's starting quarterbacks. They include starting quarterbacks and backups who filled in for QBs dealing with injuries at the end of the year. If he played that well through the regular season, he'd have contended for MVP. Darnold, also 24, was an interesting choice to upgrade over Bridgewater as the Panthers eschewed going for a first-round draft replacement. 2021 stats:5 games | 68.4 pct | 702 pass yds | 7.4 ypa | 5 pass TD | 1 INT | 42 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 1 fumble, 2020 final ranking:N/A |2019:N/A |2018:N/A |2017:N/A |2016:N/A |2015:N/A |2014:N/A |2013:31.