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The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now 

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Updated March 16, 2020 255.2k votes 22.6k voters 231.3k views 65 items

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.

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 the current season. 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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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Austin

Teams: New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers

Age: 36

ESPN Total QBR: 83.5

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Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Chico

Teams: Green Bay Packers

Age: 32

ESPN Total QBR: 57.3

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from San Mateo

Teams: New England Patriots

Age: 38

ESPN Total QBR: 72.8

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Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Joshua Kennedy added Patrick Mahomes

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

ESPN Total QBR: 82.2

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Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
gregchristensen83 added Quarterback from Gainesville

Teams: Houston Texans

ESPN Total QBR: 60.2

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Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Carson Wentz

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

ESPN Total QBR: 65.0

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Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JacobGreathouse added Lamar Jackson

Teams: Baltimore Ravens

ESPN Total QBR: 39.1

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Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Jared Goff

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

ESPN Total QBR: 68.1

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Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Cincinnati

Teams: Seattle Seahawks

Age: 27

ESPN Total QBR: 67.1

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Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
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Teams: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers

ESPN Total QBR: 29.8

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Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Dak Preskott Quarterback from Sulphur

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

ESPN Total QBR: 53.8

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12
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
wiabux added Quarterback from Barrington

Teams: Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings

Age: 27

ESPN Total QBR: 64.9

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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
PaulA1 added Baker Mayfield

Teams: Cleveland Browns

ESPN Total QBR: 51.4

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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Lima

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Age: 33

ESPN Total QBR: 72.9

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15
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
keith-leatherwood added Quarterback from Honolulu

Teams: Tennessee Titans

ESPN Total QBR: 55.6

16
Derek Carr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Quarterback from Bakersfield

Teams: Oakland Raiders

ESPN Total QBR: 51.1

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17
Kyler Murray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
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Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Decatur

Teams: San Diego Chargers

Age: 34

ESPN Total QBR: 73.3

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Mitchell Trubisky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Exton

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

Age: 30

ESPN Total QBR: 68.3

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Josh Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
WinstonWood added Quarterback from Dallas

Teams: Buffalo Bills

22
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
earlthegoose added Quarterback from Austin

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs

Age: 26

ESPN Total QBR: 49.8

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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Quarterback from Atlanta

Teams: Carolina Panthers

Age: 26

ESPN Total QBR: 59.8

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Gardner Minshew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
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Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
anthonydelmonico added Quarterback from Charlotte

Teams: New York Giants