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The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

Updated May 17, 2020 212.9k votes 23.8k voters 241.3k 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 Brees1
    6,067
    3,939

    Drew Brees

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age41

    ESPN Total QBR: 83.5

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  • Aaron Rodgers2
    6,356
    5,282

    Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChico, California

    Age36

    ESPN Total QBR: 57.3

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  • Patrick Mahomes 3
    4,654
    560

    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 82.2

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  • Russell Wilson4
    5,101
    4,232

    Russell Wilson

    Seattle Seahawks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 67.1

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  • Deshaun Watson5
    2,529
    1,101

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    ESPN Total QBR: 60.2

  • Lamar Jackson6
    2,216
    724

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 39.1

  • Tom Brady7
    6,396
    6,191

    Tom Brady

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Age38

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.8

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  • Jimmy Garoppolo8
    2,255
    1,842

    Jimmy Garoppolo

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 29.8

  • Josh Allen9
    896
    386

    Josh Allen

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

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  • Kyler Murray10
    925
    441

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

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  • Dak Preskott11
    2,432
    2,085

    Dak Preskott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSulphur, Louisiana

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 53.8

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  • Jared Goff12
    2,008
    1,708

    Jared Goff

    Detroit Lions

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNovato, California

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.1

  • Kirk Cousins13
    2,296
    2,315

    Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBarrington, Illinois

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 64.9

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  • Carson Wentz14
    2,545
    2,212

    Carson Wentz

    Philadelphia Eagles

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 65.0

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  • Baker Mayfield15
    1,281
    1,088

    Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.4

  • Philip Rivers16
    2,815
    3,856

    Philip Rivers

    Los Angeles Chargers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama

    Age34

    ESPN Total QBR: 73.3

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  • Matt Ryan17
    2,924
    4,179

    Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Falcons

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceExton, Pennsylvania

    Age35

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.3

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  • Ben Roethlisberger18
    3,378
    5,050

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Age33

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.9

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  • Nick Foles19
    1,957
    2,523

    Nick Foles

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Age26

    ESPN Total QBR: 49.8

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  • Gardner Minshew20
    380
    369

    Gardner Minshew

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

  • Mitchell Trubisky21
    938
    1,057

    Mitchell Trubisky

    Chicago Bears

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 71.0

  • Derek Carr22
    1,978
    3,097

    Derek Carr

    Oakland Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Age29

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.1

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  • Taysom Hill23

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  • Matthew Stafford24
    2,337
    3,765

    Matthew Stafford

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 50.6

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  • Teddy Bridgewater25

    ESPN Total QBR: 15.6