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The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

Updated May 17, 2020 227.8k votes 23.7k voters 240.7k 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
    6,605
    4,136

    Drew Brees

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age41

    ESPN Total QBR: 83.5

  • Patrick Mahomes 2
    4,877
    574

    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 82.2

  • Aaron Rodgers3
    6,817
    5,755

    Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChico, California

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 57.3

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  • Russell Wilson4
    5,438
    4,598

    Russell Wilson

    Seattle Seahawks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Age31

    ESPN Total QBR: 67.1

  • Deshaun Watson5
    2,677
    1,127

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 60.2

  • Lamar Jackson6
    2,324
    708

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 39.1

  • Tom Brady7
    6,866
    6,737

    Tom Brady

    New England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Age43

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.8

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  • Josh Allen8
    852
    383

    Josh Allen

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Age28

  • Jimmy Garoppolo9
    2,397
    1,916

    Jimmy Garoppolo

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionQuarterback

    Age28

    ESPN Total QBR: 29.8

  • Jared Goff10
    2,194
    1,744

    Jared Goff

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNovato, California

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.1

  • Kyler Murray11
    922
    428

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

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  • Carson Wentz12
    2,735
    2,301

    Carson Wentz

    Philadelphia Eagles

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 65.0

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  • Dak Preskott13
    2,599
    2,226

    Dak Preskott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSulphur, Louisiana

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 53.8

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  • Kirk Cousins14
    2,476
    2,452

    Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBarrington, Illinois

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 64.9

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  • Baker Mayfield15
    1,325
    1,124

    Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.4

  • Philip Rivers16
    3,034
    4,135

    Philip Rivers

    Los Angeles Chargers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama

    Age38

    ESPN Total QBR: 73.3

  • Matt Ryan17
    3,135
    4,517

    Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Falcons

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceExton, Pennsylvania

    Age35

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.3

  • Gardner Minshew18
    388
    344

    Gardner Minshew

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFlowood, Mississippi, USA

  • Ben Roethlisberger19
    3,654
    5,463

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Age38

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.9

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  • Nick Foles20
    2,081
    2,710

    Nick Foles

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Age31

    ESPN Total QBR: 49.8

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  • Mitchell Trubisky21
    1,025
    1,080

    Mitchell Trubisky

    Chicago Bears

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMentor, Ohio

    ESPN Total QBR: 71.0

  • Marcus Mariota22
    1,831
    2,833

    Marcus Mariota

    Tennessee Titans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

    ESPN Total QBR: 55.6

  • Daniel Jones23
    280
    292

    Daniel Jones

    New York Giants

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

  • Derek Carr24
    2,126
    3,367

    Derek Carr

    Oakland Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Age29

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.1

  • Matthew Stafford25
    2,468
    4,086

    Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Lions

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 50.6

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