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NFL: Taking a Look at the Best Quarterbacks Today

Posted on July 02, 2020 by Selwyn DuPlooy

Even though there hasn’t been any football yet this season, it is still important to remember who the big guns are at quarterback. Currently, there are some incredible players in the pivotal position, these QB’s, they can win games and bets. This list will name the best ones currently playing. 

Tom Brady

Even though Tom Brady has left the Patriots, and will most likely see his career put at the Buccaneers, he is still definitely one of the best quarterbacks playing right now, his record and stats prove it each and every season. 

Even though he’s been on the decline the past couple of seasons, his new position at Tampa, and being able to link up with incredible playmakers, and Gronk of course, will hopefully get him back in the swing of things. 

He may not be the same giant on the field anymore, but being able to play with great playmakers will allow him to show off his skill and precision again, and have the team mates that can use the service he provides. 

Matthew Stafford 

Stafford was well on his way to having an incredible season in 2019 before injury took him off the field. At the time of his injury, he was second in touchdown passes, and fourth in yards per attempt, strong numbers for the Lions QB. 

Like Brady, Stafford is going to be surrounded with team mates that can turn his passing and throwing prowess into yards and points, and he will be playing in a system that will allow him to express himself on the field. 

As long as he can stay healthy, and his RB’s and WR’s perform, Stafford can easily pick up where he left off before injury scuttled his season last year. 

Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson is a strange case because he is the best of a bad bunch. The Texans don’t have the best defensive line at all, and Watson has been sacked too many times to count, but he led the Texans to 3-3, and without him, they went 1-9. 

As a rookie, he was sacked 62 times, but still managed to complete 63% of his passes for over 4,000 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. He is a diamond in the rough, and if his team gets their act together, he can very easily be one of the best QB’s in the upcoming season. 

Dak Prescott 

The Cowboys are messing with Dak Prescott for no apparent reason. The franchise QB, over 4 seasons, has averaged 4,000 yards, 24 touchdown passes, and 9 interceptions pers season, numbers that would make any coach and fan happy. 

Prescott will also have the likes of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and now CeeDee Lamb to throw to when the season restarts, meaning if his form continues, we can easily see Prescott becoming a top 10, maybe even top 5 QB this season.

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Of course Drew Brees is on this list. If Tom Brady isn’t feeling the effects of aging just yet, Brees definitely isn’t. In his age 40 season, he completed a league high 74.3% of his passes, and if not for a thumb injury, he would have been in the MVP pool once again. 

The Saints still have one of, if not the best offense in the league, and their offensive line has been bolstered by some great signings. There is no doubt Drew Brees is consistent, and should trump Tom Brady as the best QB in the NFC South. 

Russel Wilson 

Another player turning nothing into something, the Seahawks haven’t been the best team over the past few seasons, and their style of play doesn’t really suit what Wilson is good at, but he has still been able to drop incredible stats. 

Since entering the league in 2012, he hasn’t missed a single game, he won 86 games, with only Tom Brady winning more in that timespan. And he is currently 7th in yards thrown, and he has the fifth most touchdowns. 

He is going to be even more dangerous this season, with D.K Metcalf entering year 2, Tyler Lockett coming back from injury, and Greg Olsen was a great signing that should do nothing but boost this potentially great QB. 

Patrick Mahomes 

Of course Patrick Mahomes is on top of this list, how could he not be? He is without doubt the best QB playing right now, and is already putting his name in the hat as one of the best QB’s in football for the past decade or two. 

Since becoming a starter in 2018, he has averaged over 4,500 pass yards, 38 touchdowns. He was MVP in his first season as a starter, becoming only the second QB in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in their first season as a starter. 

His numbers obviously went down in 2019, really difficult to top the season he had in 2018, but he still led his team to a Super Bowl victory. Mahomes is certainly in the driver’s seat to topple Tom Brady as the greatest QB of all time, we just have to see what 2020 has in store for him. 

There you have it, a list of the best QBs currently in the game. It is an incredible mix of established legends and new kids on the block, and none of us can wait to see what 2020 brings, and who will sit atop the mountain at the end. 

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