Now that the dust has settled from the 2022 NFL Draft. It’s time for my first quarterback rankings of the 2022 season. Now I do think there could still be a few moves left to be made involving a few quarterbacks, but as for now these are my rankings of the best QB in the NFL.
Let’s just start with the bad quarterbacks. These players are just bad and I don’t see them getting any better
32. Carson Wentz– Washington Commanders
Let’s just say Washington naming their team the Commanders was the second worst move they made this offseason, The first being trading for Wentz. I will never understand how this guy continues to get jobs in this league. But it appears that Washington believes in Wentz after not drafting a QB until the 5th.
31. Sam Darnold- Carolina Panthers
What can I say about Sam Darnold, well he is just not a starting QB in the NFL. He is a good QB, just not a starter. Although I will say I think the Panthers have their next starter on the roster in Matt Corral. So Darnold just has to bridge the gap until then.
30. Daniel Jones– New York Giants
After reports that the higher ups wanted to bring in some competition to battle with Jones for the starting job. They brought in lifelong backup Tyrod Taylor. So either they truly believe in Jones or they are all in on getting a new starter in the 2023 draft. It’s put up or shut up time for Daniel Jones
29.Jared Goff– Detroit Lions
Jared Goff was never the reason the Lions decided to trade their Franchise QB to LA. It was all those draft picks, Goff was just thrown into the deal. Although I will say he has been better than I thought he would be in Detroit, he just isn’t the long term answer. Look for the Lions to be picking a QB early in the 2023 draft
For the next round of quarterbacks, you have the guys that are not bad, but are not great either. This is QB Purgatory.
28. Kirk Cousins– Minnesota Vikings
Cousins has always been the safety plan his whole career. He was drafted as RG3’s backup. He was brought to Minnesota as a bridge QB that never left. And now they are in dire need of a capable QB now that they have a star wideout in Justin Jefferson.
27. Drew Locke- Seattle Seahawks
Drew Locke shouldn’t be a starter in this league. But he has shown flashes of greatness. I put Locke here because I think he could improve enough to be a decent starter. Maybe it was just Denver, here’s to new starts in new places
If this was just Winston he would be a lot higher on the list. But when you add in Dalton this selection has to be lower. Dalton is not a good QB, but he always finds a way to get on the field. It’s a curse really. Winston looked like a better QB before his injury in New Orleans, so if he can come back the same player he should be the starter.
25.Matt Ryan– Indianapolis Colts
Matt Ryan is a future hall of famer. But the NFL has passed him by. This is a mobile QB league now. Although he is still good for 20 to 30 TDs a year so that’s why he is here.
24. Ryan Tannehill– Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill, hmmm what to say about Tannehill. Dude has the ability to be great. See the play against the Texans Week 17 last year. But then again, you could also look at the home playoff game against the Bengals. I’m still not over that game yet. Tannehill has the tools to be great but he is too hot and cold to be any higher and, the Titans have the future on the bench. They just need a year or two to get Willis ready. If Tannehill does that we are good.
The next group of guys, are guys who are still developing into their new roles or they are sitting in front of the eventual future starter.
23. Davis Mills– Houston Texans
Mills played well for what Houston put around him. I by no means think that Mills will be the long term starter. But this is only his second season so who knows.
22. Jimmy Garoppolo/ Trey Lance– San Francisco 49ers
I do not know if Garoppolo even starts this season. I’d say it all depends on how well Lance looked in practice, because he didn’t play much in 2021. Lance is the future and the future might be now.
21. Mitchell Trubisky/ Kenny Pickett- Pittsburgh Steelers
This one hurts me to write. Being a Bears fan, I really wanted Trubisky to get his second chance. But it appears it’s only a matter of time before we see Pickett trot out on the field. Pickett looked very good in his final seasons at Pittsburgh, so we will see how that translates.
20. Marcus Mariota/ Desmond Ridder- Atlanta Falcons
A lot like Trubisky’s situation, I really wanted to see Mariota succeed with his former coach in Atlanta. But then the Falcons went out and drafted Ridder. Ridder was my second-rated QB in the 2022 NFL Draft. If he keeps up his development, he could be dominant in Atlanta.
19. Zach Wilson– New York Jets
Wilson, like most NFL rookies, had high moments and low moments last season. He seemed like as the year went on, he was grasping the NFL speed of the game. The Jets need to keep adding weapons around Wilson from him to continue to succeed. Garrett Wilson, who was drafted in the first round this year, is a guy that could help Wilson tremendously.
18. Justin Fields– Chicago Bears
Fields was held back last season. I truly believe Matt Nagy didn’t want him to succeed in his rookie season. At times, when Nagy allowed Fields to be himself, he looked elite. So this season will show Chicago more of what they have.
17. Tua Tagovailoa– Miami Dolphins
Tagovailoa is a talented young QB, who should be even more improved this upcoming season now that he can throw to Tyreek Hill. Tagovailoa’s biggest knock on him is his inconsistency with how he plays. If he can get in a rhythm, watch out NFL.
16. Trevor Lawrence– Jacksonville Jaguars
Lawrence, who was labeled as the second coming of Peyton Manning, a can’t miss product, coming out in the 2021 draft. Although he didn’t have a bad rookie campaign, he didn’t have a great one either. That could have been because his head coach was Urban Meyer for most of the year. Like a lot of these players, only time will tell how far he goes.
The next group of guys are either on the tail end of their careers, or are still trying to carve out a top star role in the NFL.
15.Matthew Stafford– Los Angeles Rams Stafford is the guy that won’t win you any games, but won’t lose you any games either. So middle of the pack of QBs fits him. Stafford has a big arm, but he sometimes relies too much on that. It’s time to find his heir apparent in LA.
14. Derek Carr– Las Vegas Raiders
Carr is a QB that frustrates me, just when I think he is done and it’s time to move on. He comes out and has a top ten QB in the NFL, season. Then I get on the bandwagon and he does terrible. Now that Carr has Devante Adams to throw to, he should be more like the good Carr, But he knows with this guy
13.Jalen Hurts– Philadelphia Eagles
I was ready to write Hurts off at the beginning of 2021. He looked like he was in over his head. In turn, his team suffered for it. Then, he went on a tear and lead his team to the playoffs. Now that Hurts has a new target, in AJ Brown, the skies the limit now. He could move into that top 10 spot this season.
12.Dax Prescott- Dallas Cowboy
Prescott is a lot like Carr, but I think he is slightly better. But the problem with Prescott is he always comes out hot, then as the season goes on he cools off. He also lost one of his weapons, when Amari Cooper got traded. So we will see if that skill was him or his weapons.
If this was just Watson, he would have definitely been in the top ten. But with his on-going legal troubles, and what that means for his availability for the 2022 season. You have to include Brissett in the rankings, I for one think Brissett will play at least a few games this season.
Our next 5 QBs are the “B” tier. Which isn’t bad if these guys are on your team, you will be a contender to make a playoff run.
10.Russell Wilson– Denver Broncos
Wilson has been a top 7 QB for the last few years. But let’s be honest here he is not 20 years old anymore. He will have to slow down some time. And to be honest he is the 3rd best QB in the AFC West. But I think he is good enough to get Denver in the playoffs.
9. Kyler Murray– Arizona Cardinals
Murray is a great starter in this league and was my early pick for MVP before DeAndre Hopkins went down last season. When Hopkins went down, so did Murray’s production. With Hopkins down for the first part of the season, we get to see how good Murray really is. Is he an elite QB or does he just have good weapons.
8. Lamar Jackson– Baltimore Ravens
Jackson is a tremendous runner and a good passer. But his arm doesn’t give me confidence. But when he runs he can become deadly. So that’s why he is where he is. If he can start to develop a passing attack he is a top 5 QB in the NFL for years to come.
7. Mac Jones– New England Patriots
Jones was drafted to the perfect team, at the perfect time. He can literally only throw the ball 3 times and win a game with the Patriots. Jones showed signs of being a top 5 QB in the NFL. With this defense, he can be an MVP before we no know it. Although his offensive coordinator is now the head coach of the Raiders, he might take a step back this season.
6. Joe Burrow– Cincinnati Bengals
Burrow was one pass away from winning the Super Bowl last February. He looked leaps and bounds better in his second season, over his first season. I also think his favorite weapons Ja’Marr Chase will only get better, which will help Burrow. If he can keep this pattern up this could be his league for the taking.
It’s now time for our “A” tier QB. These guys can get you to a Super Bowl. They have proven they can win games in this league.
5.Justin Herbert– Los Angeles Charger
Herbert has made a believer out of me. I never thought he would be this successful in the NFL. He can make any throw that he needs to make to win a game. The AFC West is going to be scary in 2022, and these QBs are a big part of that.
4. Josh Allen– Buffalo Bills
Allen is just a winner, plain and simple. He has A huge arm, and don’t sleep on his mobility. He also has one of the best WR in the NFL, in Stefon Diggs. Allen is the reason I have Buffalo as the favorite in the AFC East, and one of my super bowl favorites.
Tom Brady– Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady, or the guy Father Time forgot about. No matter how old he gets he just keeps winning. When he stepped away from the game, I like most fans sighed a breath of relief. Then he came back, and made Tampa Bay a contender again. You can’t bet against Brady.
Then there were two, it had to be these two didn’t it. The two that can single handedly carry a team to the super bowl. Two players that when my team has to play them, I can’t sleep the night before the game. Let’s get to it.
2. Aaron Rodgers– Green Bay Packers
Rodgers, probably my most hated player as a Bears fan. He said he owns us, and he does. Rodgers has been a great player for years and he will continue to be a great player in the years to come. He is just so good, and he has only ever had Devante Adams. Rodgers will find a new favorite target, and make my life suck twice a year all over again.
1. Patrick Mahomes– Kansas City Chiefs
Is there anything Mahomes can’t do. He can throw a pass 70 yard pass down the field, or get his team in scoring position in just 13 seconds. Mahomes truly is the best in the NFL right now. He lost Tyreek Hill, and I don’t even see him missing a beat. This is Mahomes league for the foreseeable future.
Well there you have it these are my rankings, feel free to tell me how stupid I am.