Top 10 Quarterbacks for 2017
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is arguably the best QB of all-time depending who you ask. Brady is coming off his fifth Super Bowl victory and the best comeback win of all time. He’s getting up in age but he continues to get better. With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, New England has a great chance to repeat titles. Last season Brady threw for 3,554 yards and 28 touchdowns with only 2 interceptions.
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers carried the Packers to the NFC championship after starting the season 4-6. He threw for 4,428 yards and 40 touchdowns. The Packers will rely heavily on the arm of Rodgers again this season. Rodgers has great play making ability outside the pocket.
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan is the reigning MVP coming off an impressive season with 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns. He led the Falcons to the Super Bowl and he will certainly have the play makers to get back this season. Ryan has talented running backs out of the back field and weapons on the receiving corps. Expect another run from Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
4. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
Carr has proven he’s one of the best QBs in the league and the Raiders paid him that way. He was a legit MVP candidate until he got injured. Carr has Amari Cooper on the outside and now the Raiders have a legit run threat in Marshawn Lynch.
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees will continue to put up big numbers after leading the league in passing the last three seasons. Last year he threw for 5,208 yards with 37 touchdowns. I don’t expect his numbers to suffer too much with the loss of Brandin Cooks.
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record as a rookie. They had a bye in the playoffs and ended up losing to the Packers. He threw for 3,667 yards with 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Is he ranked too high? Maybe. But he will have Dez Bryant and he still has an impressive offensive line.
7. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Eli Manning is coming off a season in which he threw for 4,027 yards but threw 16 interceptions. The Giants have a revamped receiving corps with Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram. He led the Giants to an 11-5 record with a spot in the playoffs. You can’t forget that the Giants still have Odell Beckham Jr. in their lineup.
8.Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Roethlisberger only has one losing season in his entire career. He has a great group of receivers led by Antonio Brown. There’s talk that he won’t come back after this season so he’ll want to go out on top.
9. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Even a down year for Russell Wilson resulted in another 10 win or more season. He posted a career high in passing yards with 4,219 yards. He has experience in the playoffs and the Seahawks are a very strong team at home.
10. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winston is coming off a good season with 4,090 yards with 28 touchdowns. Winston has Mike Evans and the new additions of O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson. Jameis needs to guide the Buccaneers to the playoffs and this will be the year with their improved receiving corps.