TOP 10 NFC QB 2020
Updated: Sep 2, 2020
We went through the top 10 quarterbacks in the AFC and now it is time to do the same in the NFC. The NFC boasts some of the games best quarterbacks of all time. This list was a lot harder because of the talent. Where the AFC has more up and coming quarterbacks, the NFC has the more established, tenured quarterbacks. Lets stop dancing around and get to the top ten.
Russell Wilson- I love this guy. No matter the situation, he will always keep you in a game. His situation in Seattle started off similar to Brady. A team led by a stellar defense. Since the Legion of Boom was dismantled, Russ has put this team on his back and always has them in playoff contention. This is what a franchise quarterback looks and sounds like. Easy decision for me.
Carson Wentz- “BuT hE gEtS hUrT aLl ThE tImE!” Aw, shut ya ass up. This kid is special. I’m not just saying this because of the magic he pulled at the end of last season, dragging the beat up Eagles to the playoffs. He was doing this his second year in the league! I think his injuries are something, but they are not everything. He does more when healthy than just about everyone not named Mahomes or Wilson so I will roll the dice with him. Philadelphia, he is better than Nick Foles. I can’t believe I even have to write that.
Tom Brady- The GOAT will be out on a mission to prove to his haters that the machine up in New England was driven by him, not Belichick. And this year, he has the weapons to do it. Now I'm not going to go as far as saying this is Brady all over again in Tampa, but 35+ touchdowns should be well in sight. He hasn’t hit that mark since 2015. This offense should be fun to watch, but I don’t see them winning the NFC South.
Aaron Rodgers- Possibly the most talented quarterback of all-time falls to the 4th best quarterback in the NFC? How can that happen? Truth be told, Rodgers has been regressing for the last couple years. He is still super talented, but he seems very unengaged during football games. He now is the king of throw aways and even his new head coach doesn’t seem to know why. Maybe by Green Bay drafting a quarterback in the first round of this years draft will light a fire under his ass, but I don’t see it. Shouldn’t it tell you something if your franchise is drafting your successor?
Drew Brees- Still a super talented, top-tier quarterback in this game. You have had to notice the regression from week 1 to week 17 over the last couple years. It’s like his arm loses velocity and he can’t make the same throws as the season moves along. With all that said, he’s still an assassin who you do not want to face in the Superdome.
Dak Prescott- I like Dak. I really do. He has been put in the best situation out of any quarterback that I can remember. He has a top offensive line, running back and receiver. You know how many quarterbacks would die for that? Now I don’t know if he’s worth the money he is asking for, but all this guy does is win and consistently. Since drafted in 2016, he’s gone 40-24 while winning rookie of the year (same draft class as Wentz). For Dak to be paid like a top five quarterback, he has to be in NFC Championship games vying for Super Bowls. If that happens, pay the man.
Kyler Murray- He is the miniature version of Russell Wilson. I love his instincts in the pocket along with his arm talent and scrambling ability. For the last few years, quarterbacks tend to pop in year two. I think Kyler does that this year. With the addition of D-Hop, this offense has the chance to be dynamic. The crazy thing is, they might be the worst team in their division.
Matt Stafford- Some quarterbacks get thrown into certain situations where it’s impossible to succeed. Matt Stafford is currently in that situation. Before his injury last year, Stafford was putting up MVP numbers. In 8 games, he threw for 2,499 yards, 19 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions. The team went 3-4-1 in those games. Get him a new coach in Detroit, please.
Jimmy Garoppolo- I think he's a little overrated, but if I'm going to praise Dak for winning then I gotta keep it 2 Virgil's because Jimmy G stay winning. His first full year starting with Kyle Shanahan, all he did was go 13-3 and lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl. No reason why they can't do it again. Jimmy is another one where a lot of the puzzle pieces are in place, but he makes everything work a lot smoother in San Francisco and that should be applauded.
Jared Goff- I had a hard time with ten. I was stuck between Goff, Matt Ryan and....Kirk Cousins. I eventually settled with Goff because of the Super Bowl appearance and Sean McVay. Not a glowing endorsement, I know. Look, he's young and still a work in progress. The other two I kinda know what they are. I'll keep Goff on this list for at least this year and hopefully he proves me right.