7: Los Angeles Chargers – Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers came into the NFL in the same draft class as Big Ben and Eli Manning, but he hasn’t achieved the same successes as those two, and with the Chargers looking good this year, he may finally get the chance to reach a Super Bowl. The team is set up to win now, and Rivers has proved over the last 3 years that he belongs in the elite QB conversation, and while it was tough to put him ahead of a few others, he’s earned that, and this year, he’s finally going to prove all his doubters wrong.
6: Pittsburgh Steelers – Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger is arguably the toughest QB to ever play in the NFL, and it’s led to him putting on some super human performances, but when he’s healthy, there are few more dangerous QB’s in the game. His career is no doubt coming to an end, and the Pittsburgh Steelers may have even just drafted his replacement in Mason Rudolph, but Big Ben is still one of the best in the game, and with Bell, Brown and Smith-Schuster out there, he’s going to prove it once again.
5: Seattle Seahawks – Russell Wilson
A lot of teams slept on Wisconsin product Russell Wilson coming into the Draft, and the Seahawks have reaped the rewards of taking a chance on him, and after leading the team to 2 Super Bowl appearances, he’s become one of the very best in the game today. Despite having little help now up in Seattle, Wilson is still winning games and putting up tremendous numbers, and one can only imagine what he’d be on a stacked offensive team, but still, he’s done enough to land in the top 5 on our list.
4: New England Patriots – Tom Brady
In most people’s eyes, Tom Brady is the greatest QB to ever play the game, and although we agree, he isn’t currently the best in the NFL, purely due to his age, but don’t ever doubt him, because he continues to thrive despite passing 40 years old. Brady has been consistently fantastic throughout his 15+ year career, and while that’s going to come to an end soon, we can’t see it happening in 2018, especially after the Pats fell short in the Super Bowl, so expect TB12 to show everyone why he is considered the GOAT in the NFL.
3: Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan may forever be remembered alongside the Falcons for blowing that 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl, but over the past 5 years, he’s become one of the best QBs in the entire NFL. With the team looking to rebound from that embarrassing loss still, this could be his best year yet. The team has added yet another great weapon, and it’s looking like a great battle will ensue for NFC South supremacy. While Ryan is going to fall short of Drew Brees in this argument (3rdplace isn’t bad), his team may come out on top in that race.
2: New Orleans Saints – Drew Brees
Despite his size, Drew Brees has become one of the greatest QB’s in NFL history, and even with all the young, rising stars, he still finds himself as an elite QB in the NFL, one that few can go toe-to-toe with. His Saints may not be as good as they were when they reached and won the Super Bowl, but Brees has continued his prolific career with record breaking season after record breaking season since then, and it’s landed him very high on our list.
1: Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers
There will be a lot of debate over who to put at the top, but no one can deny that Aaron Rodgers certainly deserves his place here, because when he’s healthy, there’s few QB’s in history as good as #12. His playoff record isn’t as good as the likes of Tom Brady or Big Ben, but in the regular season, no one is as good as Green Bay’s signal caller, and he’s going to prove it again this year when he takes the Packers back to the post-season.