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The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

Updated May 17, 2020 223.3k votes 23.5k voters 239.6k 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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  • 1
    Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    6,561
    3,987

    Drew Brees

    New Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age41

    ESPN Total QBR: 83.5

  • 2
    Patrick Mahomes  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    4,698
    554

    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 82.2

  • 3
    Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    6,713
    5,694

    Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChico, California

    Age36

    ESPN Total QBR: 57.3

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  • 4
    Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,622
    1,027

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 60.2

  • 5
    Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,251
    631

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 39.1

  • 6
    Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    5,314
    4,564

    Russell Wilson

    Seattle Seahawks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Age31

    ESPN Total QBR: 67.1

  • 7
    Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,373
    1,785

    Jimmy Garoppolo

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLake County, Illinois, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Cook County

    Age28

    ESPN Total QBR: 29.8

  • 8
    Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,724
    2,177

    Carson Wentz

    Philadelphia Eagles

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 65.0

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  • 9
    Kyler Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    826
    392

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

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  • 10
    Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    6,787
    6,672

    Tom Brady

    New England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Age43

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.8

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  • 11
    Josh Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    743
    362

    Josh Allen

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Age28

  • 12
    Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,165
    1,654

    Jared Goff

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.1

  • 13
    Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,450
    2,366

    Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBarrington, Illinois

    Age32

    ESPN Total QBR: 64.9

  • 14
    Dak Preskott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,537
    2,182

    Dak Preskott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSulphur, Louisiana

    Age27

    ESPN Total QBR: 53.8

  • 15
    Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    1,279
    1,061

    Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.4

  • 16
    Gardner Minshew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    374
    268

    Gardner Minshew

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFlowood, Mississippi, USA

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  • 17
    Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    3,000
    4,071

    Philip Rivers

    Los Angeles Chargers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama

    Age38

    ESPN Total QBR: 73.3

  • 18
    Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    3,085
    4,467

    Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Falcons

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceExton, Pennsylvania

    Age35

    ESPN Total QBR: 68.3

  • 19
    Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    3,580
    5,433

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Age38

    ESPN Total QBR: 72.9

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  • 20
    Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,068
    2,636

    Nick Foles

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Age31

    ESPN Total QBR: 49.8

  • 21
    Mitchell Trubisky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    1,012
    1,000

    Mitchell Trubisky

    Chicago Bears

    PositionQuarterback

    ESPN Total QBR: 71.0

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  • 22
    Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    1,815
    2,763

    Marcus Mariota

    Tennessee Titans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

    ESPN Total QBR: 55.6

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  • 23
    Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    258
    235

    Daniel Jones

    New York Giants

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

  • 24
    Derek Carr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
    2,073
    3,340

    Derek Carr

    Oakland Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Age29

    ESPN Total QBR: 51.1

  • 25
    Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

    ESPN Total QBR: 15.6

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