In the long summer days of July, football season can feel like a distant mirage. As the unsatisfying queasiness dissipates from the lunacy of the NFL Top 100 list, the team of writers here at Read American Football decided to do their own rankings. Instead of undertaking the asinine task of trying to determine whether or not Antonio Brown is a ‘better player’ than Aaron Donald, we’ve just handled the quarterbacks.
Combining the lists of eight writers, the resulting list is something of a consensus on where the starting signal-callers stand in relation to their peers.
However, debate should still be rife, as fans and journalists alike go to war for the man they deem to be their franchise quarterback.
NOTE – As a group we decided to name the following quarterbacks the starters of their teams; Josh McCown, Cody Kessler, Mike Glennon and Paxton Lynch. Also, we determined it wouldn’t be fair to rank Deshaun Watson of Houston. As such, this list is only 31 quarterbacks long.
If you missed it, you can see who we ranked at 31 through 17 here, if not, you can see number’s 16 to one below: