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The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

Updated May 17, 2020 228.4k votes 23.7k voters 240.9k 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 Brees1
    6,617
    4,153

    Drew Brees

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age36

    ESPN Total QBR: 83.5

  • Patrick Mahomes 2
    4,899
    578

    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 82.2

  • Aaron Rodgers3
    6,836
    5,761

    Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChico, California

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 57.3

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  • Russell Wilson4
    5,452
    4,607

    Russell Wilson

    Seattle Seahawks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 67.1

  • Deshaun Watson5
    2,683
    1,136

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 60.2

  • Lamar Jackson6
    2,331
    718

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 39.1

  • Tom Brady7
    6,883
    6,746

    Tom Brady

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Mateo

    Age43

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.8

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  • Josh Allen8
    870
    386

    Josh Allen

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Age28

  • Jimmy Garoppolo9
    2,401
    1,933

    Jimmy Garoppolo

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionQuarterback

    Age28

    ESPN Total QBR: 29.8

  • Jared Goff10
    2,197
    1,757

    Jared Goff

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNovato, California

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.1

  • Kyler Murray11
    929
    432

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

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  • Carson Wentz12
    2,737
    2,315

    Carson Wentz

    Philadelphia Eagles

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 65.0

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  • Dak Preskott13
    2,603
    2,234

    Dak Preskott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSulphur, Louisiana

    ESPN Total QBR: 53.8

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  • Kirk Cousins14
    2,484
    2,460

    Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBarrington, Illinois

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 64.9

  • Baker Mayfield15
    1,335
    1,128

    Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.4

  • Philip Rivers16
    3,038
    4,141

    Philip Rivers

    Los Angeles Chargers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama

    Age34

    ESPN Total QBR: 73.3

  • Matt Ryan17
    3,137
    4,524

    Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Falcons

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceExton, Pennsylvania

    Age35

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.3

  • Gardner Minshew18
    388
    352

    Gardner Minshew

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFlowood, Mississippi, USA

  • Ben Roethlisberger19
    3,661
    5,468

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Age33

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.9

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  • Nick Foles20
    2,083
    2,716

    Nick Foles

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Age31

    ESPN Total QBR: 49.8

  • Mitchell Trubisky21
    1,026
    1,088

    Mitchell Trubisky

    Chicago Bears

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMentor, Ohio

    ESPN Total QBR: 71.0

  • Marcus Mariota22
    1,832
    2,840

    Marcus Mariota

    Tennessee Titans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

    ESPN Total QBR: 55.6

  • Daniel Jones23
    287
    297

    Daniel Jones

    New York Giants

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

  • Derek Carr24
    2,130
    3,370

    Derek Carr

    Oakland Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Age29

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.1

  • Matthew Stafford25
    2,475
    4,090

    Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Lions

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 50.6