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Ahead of the 2020 NFL season, Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports wraps up his countdown of the top 33 quarterbacks for the upcoming campaign.
This isn't JUST a Brees disrespekt thread, it's a discussion of the entire list. First of all, I don't think any rookie QB deserves to be listed. All of them should be ranked equally at the bottom of the list. I mean, hell, if we're going off of a rookie QB's final college season to rank them in the NFL, Joe Burrow would be top ten in that case. Other than that, this list is just a mess. Almost like they didn't even write it with clickbait intentions or make the list intentionally controversial. It's like they just listed the names of all starting QB's (and we have to give Cam a spot too so his feelings wouldn't get hurt) and shuffled them around in three different tiers.33. Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
32. Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team
31. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
30. Jarrett Stidham, New England Patriots
29. Nick Foles, Chicago Bears
28. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
27. Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars
26. Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers
25. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
24. Sam Darnold, New York Jets
23. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
22. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
21. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
20. Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts
19. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
18. Drew Lock, Denver Broncos
17. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
16. Ben Roethsliberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
14. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
13. Cam Newton, New England Patriots
12. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
11. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
6. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
3. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
I, of course, think Brees deserves a spot in the top 10. Kyler Murray had a good rookie campaign but lets see how year 2 goes for him after DC's have had a full off-season of tape on him to study. He isn't a top 10 QB, yet, IMO. I'd take Drew Brees heading into this season over any QB in the league and not even think twice about it. Not only because he's a stud playing the position, but he's got 14 years of offensive schemes that he's created and perfected with Payton over all that time.
The ones that are head scratchers to me are really Wentz coming in at 6. No, he is not the sixth best QB in the NFL. Eagles fans would likely agree. Watson, Stafford, Prescott, Ryan and Murray all have a little more winning to do before they get ranked ahead of guys like Brady, Brees, Rivers (ridiculously low ranking) and Roethlisberger, IMO. I know, I know...it's about how they're going to produce in 2020, not over the history of their careers. Unless I missed it, not a single NFL QB had some magical procedure that's going to elevate their game from what was on the field last year (Jameis Winston finally getting LASIK could actually qualify, but that's neither here nor there). We know who all these guys are (Burrow and Tua not included)and what they bring to play on Sundays.
What do y'all think of the list?