Quarterbacks 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.

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1
4,984 3,030
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

2
5,153 3,500
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Tom Brady Michigan Wolverines football, New England Patriots

3
3,327 2,860
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
2,880 2,933
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
2,894 2,913
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

6
2,158 2,362
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
2,515 3,035
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
2,362 3,154
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
1,687 2,361
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
1,744 2,710
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
1,687 2,850
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Eli Manning New York Giants

12
1,601 1,140
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
710 173
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

14
1,398 1,955
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

The Best Current NFL Helmets

15
1,334 2,069
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
1,168 2,184
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Andy Dalton TCU Horned Frogs football, Cincinnati Bengals

17
1,185 2,406
Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Joe Flacco Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football, Baltimore Ravens

18
1,195 917
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

19
880 545
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

20
1,204 1,181
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
890 1,911
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 Sexiest Female Soccer Players

22
837 916
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

23
935 1,364
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
1,023 1,886
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
earlthegoose added Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles

25
617 783
Tyrod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech Hokies football, Baltimore Ravens

26
680 2,397
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

27
779 699
Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
lwp2004 added Jimmy Garoppolo

28
721 1,614
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 Greatest Defenders in NFL History

29
595 973
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
SpencerFlohr added Blake Bortles

30
652 2,312
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
366 171
Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

32
138 24
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
OrionL29 added Carson Wentz

33
531 1,442
Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Fitzpatrick Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

34
301 425
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Case Keenum Houston Texans, Houston Cougars football

35
259 1,653
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Schaub Virginia Cavaliers football, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
367 1,381
Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Brian Hoyer Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots

37
337 1,044
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
285 842
Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bellwoodbomb611 added Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos

39
301 1,338
E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added E. J. Manuel Buffalo Bills, Florida State Seminoles football

40
186 53
Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
gregchristensen83 added Deshaun Watson

41
276 1,071
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

42
215 473
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
AJ McCarron Alabama Crimson Tide Football

The Best Seattle Seahawks Quarterbacks of All Time

43
275 1,286
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added Geno Smith West Virginia Mountaineers football, New York Jets

44
215 957
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
bullsfan12 added Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Jaguars, Missouri Tigers football

45
228 730
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Colt McCoy Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

46
191 1,121
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

47
146 430
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
StacyWolfe added Matt Moore UCLA Bruins football, Oregon State Beavers football, Carolina Panthers

48
212 1,130
Christian Ponder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Christian Ponder Minnesota Vikings

49
102 455
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bnalisach added Mark Sanchez USC Trojans football, New York Jets

50
142 506
Mike Glennon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Mike Glennon Tampa Bay Buccaneers