An NFL quarterback is the most important position in sports today. Without a quality QB, a franchise could be in an uphill battle for decades—just ask the Bears. The top five quarterbacks in the NFL right now have proven themselves as the game’s best with no signs of slowing down.
5) Justin Herbert—Los Angeles Chargers
The league’s fifth-best quarterback is a matter of personal preference. Instead of going with old reliable stars like Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, we’re willing to gamble on Justin Herbert.
Herbert has all the skills anyone could want in a quarterback, but unfortunately, he hasn’t had a coaching staff willing to use his rare talents to their maximum potential. The Chargers fired their inept offensive coordinator, Joe Lombardi, which should help Herbert. We’re hoping a new OC will unleash the real Justin Herbert to cement himself as one of the game’s top-five QBs, or else there will be a new number-five in 2024.
4) Josh Allen—Buffalo Bills
At the end of September, Buffalo Bills fans were looking at hotel prices around Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl. A big reason for the optimism was the stellar play of Josh Allen and their defense. As we fast forward to the present day, the Bills faithful are reeling after another disappointing result in the playoffs.
From the sheer talent aspect, Josh Allen is unquestionably one of the top two QBs in the league. However, he continues to turn the ball over at an alarming rate, and his Bills continue to come up short when it matters most.
3) Jalen Hurts—Philadelphia Eagles
Some people thought Hurts would be a quality backup and a change-of-pace type quarterback, but no one could have imagined that he could play at an MVP level. Unfortunately for Hurts, he injured his shoulder to derail his MVP chances this season. Nevertheless, Hurts has gradually improved yearly, so the sky’s the limit for the Eagles signal-caller.
2) Patrick Mahomes—Kansas City Chiefs
Regarding talent and statistics, Patrick Mahomes is the alpha of the current QB crop. Yet, to be number one, you need to do more than have cool no-look passes and the best offensive coach in league history calling the plays for you.
Mahomes has a decade left to certify himself as the GOAT, but currently, he’s behind a guy that’s beaten him three times. As of this writing, the AFC Championship hasn’t taken place. Thus, if Mahomes beats the number one guy with an injured ankle, he will be the undisputed champion.
1) Joe Burrow—Cincinnati Bengals
He’s not the best fantasy quarterback like Jalen Hurts, doesn’t possess the arm talent like Josh Allen, nor does he have the athleticism of Patrick Mahomes, yet Joe Burrow has beaten all of them in one way or another.
Burrow smoked Hurts’s Sooners in the CFB Playoff to become the number one overall pick in the draft over the pre-season favorite Justin Herbert. After tearing his ACL in his rookie year, Burrow returned to beat Mahomes’s Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl. This season, Burrow made mincemeat of Josh Allen’s Bills in a game they led wire-to-wire. All Joe Burrow does is win, which makes him easy to trust and the best quarterback in the league.
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