Quarterbacks The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now  

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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.

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1
5,048 3,359
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
4,815 2,965
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

3
3,211 2,780
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
2,790 2,826
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
2,793 2,816
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

6
2,078 2,272
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
2,457 2,922
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
2,308 3,040
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
1,615 2,282
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
1,685 2,633
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
1,646 2,739
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Eli Manning New York Giants

12
1,547 1,069
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

13
1,312 1,981
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Carson Palmer USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders

14
1,342 1,900
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

13 Famous People Surrounded By Tragedy

15
574 149
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

16
820 479
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

17
1,150 2,095
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

18
1,157 2,319
Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Joe Flacco Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football, Baltimore Ravens

19
1,129 868
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
keith-leatherwood added Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans

20
1,128 1,135
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
804 859
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

The Best Seattle Seahawks Quarterbacks of All Time

22
869 1,838
Ryan Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M Aggies football, Miami Dolphins

23
904 1,311
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

24
671 2,325
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

25
953 1,855
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
earlthegoose added Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles

26
586 740
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

27
700 674
Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
lwp2004 added Jimmy Garoppolo

28
693 1,566
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams, Oklahoma Sooners football

The Best Arizona Cardinals Quarterbacks of All Time

29
563 926
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
SpencerFlohr added Blake Bortles

30
642 2,240
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins, Baylor Bears football

31
300 151
Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

32
521 1,384
Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Fitzpatrick Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

33
258 393
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Case Keenum Houston Texans, Houston Cougars football

34
256 1,599
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Schaub Virginia Cavaliers football, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons

35
360 1,333
Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Brian Hoyer Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots

Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

36
278 797
Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bellwoodbomb611 added Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos

37
325 1,011
Josh McCown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
surag added Josh McCown Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears

38
293 1,302
E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added E. J. Manuel Buffalo Bills, Florida State Seminoles football

39
273 1,033
Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Cassel USC Trojans football, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs

40
204 445
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
AJ McCarron Alabama Crimson Tide Football

41
266 1,250
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added Geno Smith West Virginia Mountaineers football, New York Jets

42
205 930
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
bullsfan12 added Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Jaguars, Missouri Tigers football

The Greatest Arizona State Basketball Players of All Time

43
223 700
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Colt McCoy Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

44
134 41
Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
gregchristensen83 added Deshaun Watson

45
187 1,091
Chad Henne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Chad Henne Michigan Wolverines football, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins

46
98 424
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bnalisach added Mark Sanchez USC Trojans football, New York Jets

47
210 1,102
Christian Ponder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Christian Ponder Minnesota Vikings

48
137 410
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
StacyWolfe added Matt Moore UCLA Bruins football, Oregon State Beavers football, Carolina Panthers

49
167 1,048
Brandon Weeden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State Cowboys football, Cleveland Browns

50
133 486
Mike Glennon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Mike Glennon Tampa Bay Buccaneers