Quarterbacks The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now  

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List Rules Professional 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. And let's not forget about up-and-comers like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick either.

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 2016-2017. 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
5,147 3,489
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Tom Brady Michigan Wolverines football, New England Patriots

2
4,971 3,026
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

3
3,320 2,854
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints, Purdue Boilermakers football, San Diego Chargers

4
2,877 2,924
Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks, NC State Wolfpack football, Wisconsin Badgers football

5
2,884 2,906
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

6
2,149 2,360
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons, Boston College Eagles football

7
2,510 3,026
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Cam Newton Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football, Carolina Panthers

8
2,352 3,148
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Andrew Luck Stanford Cardinal football, Indianapolis Colts

9
1,675 2,359
Matthew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matthew Stafford Georgia Bulldogs football team, Detroit Lions

10
1,738 2,704
Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Phillip Rivers NC State Wolfpack football, San Diego Chargers

11
1,682 2,840
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Eli Manning New York Giants

12
1,594 1,136
Derek Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Derek Carr Fresno State Bulldogs, Oakland Raiders

13
699 171
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

14
1,394 1,949
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Alex Smith Utah Utes football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

The Best Current NFL Helmets

15
1,330 2,063
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Carson Palmer USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders

16
1,163 2,179
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Andy Dalton TCU Horned Frogs football, Cincinnati Bengals

17
1,182 2,401
Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Joe Flacco Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football, Baltimore Ravens

18
1,190 914
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
keith-leatherwood added Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans

19
876 541
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

20
1,197 1,179
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
wiabux added Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins, Michigan State Spartans football

21
890 1,905
Ryan Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M Aggies football, Miami Dolphins

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players

22
835 911
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

23
932 1,359
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Teddy Bridgewater Louisville Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings

24
1,016 1,884
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
earlthegoose added Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles

25
615 780
Tyrod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech Hokies football, Baltimore Ravens

26
774 696
Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
lwp2004 added Jimmy Garoppolo

27
677 2,394
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

28
717 1,612
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams, Oklahoma Sooners football

The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

29
592 970
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
SpencerFlohr added Blake Bortles

30
651 2,306
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins, Baylor Bears football

31
361 169
Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

32
132 22
Carson Wentz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
OrionL29 added Carson Wentz

33
529 1,440
Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Ryan Fitzpatrick Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

34
299 422
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Case Keenum Houston Texans, Houston Cougars football

35
259 1,649
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Schaub Virginia Cavaliers football, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
366 1,377
Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Brian Hoyer Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots

37
336 1,040
Josh McCown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
surag added Josh McCown Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears

38
284 838
Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bellwoodbomb611 added Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos

39
299 1,336
E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added E. J. Manuel Buffalo Bills, Florida State Seminoles football

40
182 51
Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
gregchristensen83 added Deshaun Watson

41
275 1,068
Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Matt Cassel USC Trojans football, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs

42
214 470
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
AJ McCarron Alabama Crimson Tide Football

The Best Seattle Seahawks Quarterbacks of All Time

43
274 1,282
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
ruds added Geno Smith West Virginia Mountaineers football, New York Jets

44
214 954
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
bullsfan12 added Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Jaguars, Missouri Tigers football

45
228 725
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
JamesRLock added Colt McCoy Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

46
190 1,118
Chad Henne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Chad Henne Michigan Wolverines football, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins

47
102 451
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Bnalisach added Mark Sanchez USC Trojans football, New York Jets

48
145 428
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
StacyWolfe added Matt Moore UCLA Bruins football, Oregon State Beavers football, Carolina Panthers

49
212 1,127
Christian Ponder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Christian Ponder Minnesota Vikings

50
171 1,074
Brandon Weeden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now
Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State Cowboys football, Cleveland Browns