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The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

Updated May 28, 2021 205.1k votes 24.0k voters 242.3k views70 items

List RulesProfessional 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

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

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  • 2
    6,207
    5,165

    Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChico, California, USA

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  • 3
    4,588
    598

    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

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  • 4
    4,974
    4,149

    Russell Wilson

    Seattle Seahawks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

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  • 5
    2,493
    1,152

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

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    2,201
    786

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

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  • 7
    6,258
    6,019

    Tom Brady

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

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    435

    Josh Allen

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFirebaugh, California

  • 9
    2,373
    2,082

    Dak Preskott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSulphur, Louisiana

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  • 10
    2,203
    1,868

    Jimmy Garoppolo

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceArlington Heights, Illinois

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  • 11
    969
    487

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

  • 12
    2,219
    2,300

    Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBarrington, Illinois

  • 13
    2,435
    2,241

    Carson Wentz

    Indianapolis Colts

    PositionQuarterback

  • 14
    1,932
    1,744

    Jared Goff

    Detroit Lions

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNovato, California

  • 15
    1,271
    1,107

    Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionQuarterback

  • 16
    2,715
    3,794

    Philip Rivers

    Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama

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  • 17
    2,833
    4,085

    Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Falcons

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceExton, Pennsylvania

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  • 18
    3,270
    4,920

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

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  • 19
    1,874
    2,503

    Nick Foles

    Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

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    #136 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#19 of 19 The Best QB's Under Age 24

  • 20
    386
    437

    Gardner Minshew

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

  • 21
    906
    1,101

    Mitchell Trubisky

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionQuarterback

  • 22
    318
    373

    Taysom Hill

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePocatello, Idaho

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    #49 of 135 The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time#17 of 61 The Best Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks of All Time

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    28

    Joe Burrow

    LSU Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

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    290
    372

    Daniel Jones

    New York Giants

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

  • 25
    2,289
    3,653

    Matthew Stafford

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

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