2018 Sports The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now  

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List Rules Professional QBs playing in the current season

One of the hottest debates in all of sports is over who is the best quarterback in the NFL right now. It's an argument that will rage on as long as there are NFL teams. Over the last decade, the question of the best current quarterback in pro football came down to two players: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Both of them have dominated the league, but there's a new breed of quarterbacks who can stake their claim to being the best in the league.

Would you argue with Aaron Rodgers as the best quarterback right now? The Green Bay quarterback is a guy who was won a Super Bowl and  an MVP, after all. How about Eli Manning or Ben Roethlisberger, both whom have won two Super Bowls. You can even throw Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan into the mix. And let's not forget about up-and-comers like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick either.

This is your chance to weigh in on who is the best quarterback in the NFL right now. The key here is right now. We aren't interested in the greatest quarterback in NFL history, only the best in 2016-2017. This is the Ultimate List of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League right now, so pick who you think is the most worthy contender for that title and vote him up.

1
5,266 3,598
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Tom Brady Michigan Wolverines football, New England Patriots

2
5,116 3,116
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

3
3,443 2,920
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints, Purdue Boilermakers football, San Diego Chargers

4
2,962 3,019
Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks, NC State Wolfpack football, Wisconsin Badgers football

5
2,972 3,010
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

6
2,235 2,440
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons, Boston College Eagles football

7
2,565 3,136
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Cam Newton Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football, Carolina Panthers

8
2,402 3,263
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Andrew Luck Stanford Cardinal football, Indianapolis Colts

9
1,747 2,426
Matthew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matthew Stafford Georgia Bulldogs football team, Detroit Lions

10
1,802 2,775
Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Phillip Rivers NC State Wolfpack football, San Diego Chargers

11
1,718 2,954
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Eli Manning New York Giants

12
1,642 1,211
Derek Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Derek Carr Fresno State Bulldogs, Oakland Raiders

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830 200
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

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1,434 2,010
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Alex Smith Utah Utes football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

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1,343 2,150
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Carson Palmer USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders

16
1,203 2,478
Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Joe Flacco Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football, Baltimore Ravens

17
1,182 2,253
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Andy Dalton TCU Horned Frogs football, Cincinnati Bengals

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1,238 958
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
keith-leatherwood added Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans

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925 584
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

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1,258 1,210
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
wiabux added Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins, Michigan State Spartans football

21
906 1,960
Ryan Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M Aggies football, Miami Dolphins

The Best Seattle Seahawks Quarterbacks of All Time

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864 962
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

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957 1,415
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Teddy Bridgewater Louisville Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings

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1,079 1,912
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
earlthegoose added Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles

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843 723
Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
lwp2004 added Jimmy Garoppolo

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645 814
Tyrod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech Hokies football, Baltimore Ravens

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686 2,453
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

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415 184
Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

The Best Arizona Cardinals Quarterbacks of All Time

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624 1,002
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
SpencerFlohr added Blake Bortles

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734 1,654
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams, Oklahoma Sooners football

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668 2,359
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins, Baylor Bears football

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206 32
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
OrionL29 added Carson Wentz

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241 63
Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
gregchristensen83 added Deshaun Watson

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538 1,482
Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Fitzpatrick Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

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324 451
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Case Keenum Houston Texans, Houston Cougars football

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260 1,690
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Schaub Virginia Cavaliers football, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons

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369 1,418
Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Brian Hoyer Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots

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343 1,077
Josh McCown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
surag added Josh McCown Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears

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294 879
Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bellwoodbomb611 added Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos

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303 1,372
E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added E. J. Manuel Buffalo Bills, Florida State Seminoles football

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280 1,103
Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Cassel USC Trojans football, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs

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278 1,321
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added Geno Smith West Virginia Mountaineers football, New York Jets

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222 501
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
AJ McCarron Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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45 28
baker mayfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ultimate wifi added baker mayfield clevland browns

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217 983
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
bullsfan12 added Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Jaguars, Missouri Tigers football

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191 1,150
Chad Henne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Chad Henne Michigan Wolverines football, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins

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231 756
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Colt McCoy Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

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107 480
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bnalisach added Mark Sanchez USC Trojans football, New York Jets

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214 1,157
Christian Ponder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Christian Ponder Minnesota Vikings

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153 453
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
StacyWolfe added Matt Moore UCLA Bruins football, Oregon State Beavers football, Carolina Panthers