Put Aikman on a pass-happy team, and he might be considered one the best to ever play. Right now, it's my turn to stoke the flames. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/26/c/qb-rankings-051419-getty-ftr_1uxva254bp8ll12gebgkvsumki.jpg?t=-1238683230&w=500&quality=80, Standings, playoffs, Super Bowl pick and more. When it comes to NFL trade deadlines, the reality of what transpires often fails to match the breathless speculation of what could be. No quarterback in the history of the game has been better at winning than No. When Andrew Luck suddenly retired ahead of the 2019 season, Jacoby Brissett might’ve been the only person in Indianapolis to celebrate, but he’s given Colts fans plenty to be excited about through eight games. In 13 games as a starter, Darnold threw for 220.4 yards per game and finished with 17 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a passer rating of 77.6. 31. 66. He’s given the Panthers an average of 215 passing yards per game and has relied heavily on rusher Christian McCaffrey, which puts him in the category of game manager rather than star quarterback. } His best throw was a terrific fade to Golden Tate for 23 yards. While he’s been overshadowed by injuries and his own backup’s performance at times, Carson Wentz has proven himself to be one of the game’s most reliable starting QBs. Mahomes has shown he has the ability to beat defenders conventionally or by playing backyard, sandlot football. He was also previously a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Oh, yeah ... and winning. Good thing I have never really been in awe of the physical gifts (maybe because I didn't have them). He set the league’s passer rating record in 1994 during one of the greatest seasons a quarterback has ever produced. Now, he makes quick decisions and gets the ball out of his hands on time. }); Young’s prime was short but, man, was it good. The Lions continue to underperform but Matthew Stafford is quietly putting together an amazing year under center. }); Rodgers is due for a durable, MVP-like season, and he will feel rejuvenated with new, offensive-minded coach in Matt LaFleur letting him loose with a versatile receiving corps. The Raiders aren’t looking up to playoff form yet but he’s been keeping them in every game thanks to his accurate arm. Who has been better in big moments -- both last season and throughout his career -- than this guy? Fitzpatrick has been anything but impressive through his five starts in 2019, completing less than 62 percent of his passes and throwing for just over 170 yards per game. Tua Tagovailoa's first career start for the Miami Dolphins is significant not just to the franchise but to the entire Polynesian football community. 56. And after making five Pro Bowls to start his career, he made only four more appearances over the final 12 years of his career. Craig Morton The dashing 35-year-old Alexander Douglas Smith plays for the Washington Redskins and is a quarterback for the NFL team. With Ben Roethlisberger going down in week two of the 2019 slate with a season-ending injury, the job of Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback fell into the hands of rookie Mason Rudolph. Physically and arm-wise, he is ready to play soon. Here's our pick of the top 10 hottest NFL players to look out for this season By Ishani Ghose Updated On : 02:16 PST, Apr 3, 2020. In trying to live up to his big contract, Carr's lack of consistency in accuracy and decision-making has let him down. He has a good chance to quickly change that narrative this season. Dalton gets an extension of his starting status in Cincinnati with Zac Taylor giving the offense a fresh, wide-open look. Ken O’Brien Get your Twitter fingers ready and hit me up at @kurt13warner. USA TODAY Sports is looking back at the last century of football. He was one of the last quarterbacks in league history to call his own plays. The Chargers great will always be referred to as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in NFL history, but I'm not sure he'll get the recognition he deserves until he leads his team to more postseason success. The Colts' offensive line improved greatly; in 2016, Luck was sacked 41 times, but last season, Indianapolis gave up a league-low 18 sacks, allowing Luck time to make his reads and good decisions with the football. If it’s possible, he’s having an even worse go of it in 2019 so far. Garoppolo had played college football while at Eastern Illinois before being drafted during the second round of 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. And we’ve never really seen a quarterback be this good for so long. 94. The Broncos started the season with veteran Joe Flacco as their starter but a sudden injury shut his year down after eight games. 78. 39. But here's to a QB who consistently puts his team on his back, right arm and legs. Through eight games in 2019, Prescott is completing nearly 70 percent of his throws and has given the Cowboys 18 total touchdowns but his average of one interception per game isn’t great.