Quarterback Rankings 32-16

As the 2021-22 NFL regular season came to a close last night, it’s the perfect time to rank the NFL starting quarterbacks. 

#32 – Giants’ QB’s

(Daniel Jones, Mike Glennon, Jake Fromm)

When your best quarterback is Daniel Jones, it’s hard to be anywhere other than in last place. Jones certainly wasn’t very good, but he wasn’t terrible per se. Backup quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm really drag the Giants down on this list.

Combined Stats:

Passing: 3,428 yards, 15 Touchdowns, 20 Interceptions

Rushing: 396 yards, 3 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble

#31 – Jared Goff

On paper, Goff might not look like he’s the second-worst starting QB in the NFL, but it is clear if you watch him play how god-awful he is. There was a point in time when Jared Goff was good and leading the Rams to the Super Bowl. However, it is safe to say that his prime is long gone. 

Passing: 3,245 Yards, 19 Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions

Rushing: 87 Yards, 0 Touchdowns, 2 Fumbles

#30 – Bears’ QB’s

(Andy Dalton, Justin Fields, Nick Foles)

The Bears didn’t have one clear starter this season simply because they were all bad. Justin Fields is a rookie and does have a lot of potential. However, he was not good this season. Andy Dalton was bad as well to nobody’s surprise after last season with the Cowboys. This quarterback group was also struck with injuries allowing for Nick Foles to get a start with the Bears. As crazy as it sounds, Foles may be the Bears’ best quarterback right now. That being said, in a year or two, it will definitely be Justin Fields. 

Combined Stats: 

Passing: 3,635 Yards, 16 Touchdowns, 19 Interceptions

Rushing: 504 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble

#29 – Zach Wilson 

The #2 overall pick in this year’s draft disappointed some NFL fans. Granted he is on the Jets, but Wilson has just been flat-out terrible this season. Not only are his stats bad, but if you watched him play, you’d see how much improvement he needs. 

Passing: 2,334 Yards, 9 Touchdowns, 11 Interceptions, 28.5 QBR

#28 – Sam Darnold

This year was supposed to be Sam Darnold’s breakout year with a team that has weapons that he can throw to. Sam Darnold and the Panthers started the season hot going 3-0. However, that quickly died down as the Panthers finished 5-12. 

Passing: 2,527 Yards, 9 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions, 33.3 QBR

Rushing: 222 Yards, 5 Touchdowns, 2 Fumbles 

#27 – Baker Mayfield

Being on the Browns, Baker Mayfield has pretty much every tool necessary to succeed as a quarterback. A solid receiving core, great offensive line, and a top rushing duo to help carry the weight. Even with all of these, Mayfield still wasn’t able to lead them to the playoffs. Each week Mayfield started to look worse and worse potentially playing himself out of a starting job.

Passing: 3,010 Yards, 17 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions, 35.3 QBR

Rushing: 134 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 0 Fumbles

#26 – Davis Mills

Texans quarterback Davis Mills definitely didn’t play poorly given his circumstances. Mills even led the Texans to a win over the Chargers which would eventually cost L.A. a spot in the playoffs. Mills isn’t good enough to be in the top 25, but he played better than at least a few starting quarterbacks. 

Passing: 2,664 Yards, 16 Touchdowns, 10 Interceptions, 35.6 QBR

Rushing: 44 Yards, 0 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles

#25 – Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater got the opportunity to start for the Denver Broncos this season. While he wasn’t terrible, he didn’t look all that much better than Drew Lock. The Broncos started the season with the potential to have a playoff berth, but since then they went downhill and finished 7-10. 

Passing: 3,052 Yards, 18 Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions, 47.7 QBR

Rushing: 106 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble 

#24 – Taylor Heinicke 

With Ryan Fitzpatrick suffering a season-ending injury, Taylor Heinicke had to take over as Washington’s starting QB. With the position he was put in, Heinicke didn’t play poorly at all. That being said, being looked at as a starting QB, he just simply isn’t good. There is potential for Heinicke to be a full-time starter, but he has some things that he needs to work on. 

Passing: 3,419 Yards, 20 Touchdowns, 15 Interceptions, 40.3 QBR

Rushing: 313 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 0 Fumbles

#23 – Tua Tagovailoa 

At 23 I have Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Statistically speaking, Tua isn’t anything special, but his accuracy is undeniable. If he were in a better system, he could easily be higher up on this list. Tagovailoa just hasn’t produced enough to be any higher than 23. He does have a lot of potential to be great with his accuracy, he just needs to be put in a better system. 

Passing: 2,653 Yards, 16 Touchdowns, 10 Interceptions, 50.6 QBR

Rushing: 128 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles 

#22 – Trevor Lawrence 

The #1 overall pick in this year’s draft has had quite a lackluster season statistically speaking. Even so, Lawrence is a much better player than his stats show. If you watch him, you can see the potential to be great. Unfortunately for him, Lawrence is in a horrible position with the Jaguars. If given the same weapons/lines as some other quarterbacks, he could have easily been a top 15-20 quarterback this season.

Passing: 3,641 yards, 12 Touchdowns, 17 Interceptions, 33.6 QBR 

Rushing: 334 yards, 2 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles

#21 – Ben Roethlisberger 

Roethlisberger beat the odds as he led the Steelers to the playoffs in what is likely his last season in the NFL. It wasn’t his best season, but he was able to produce enough to land his team a spot in the Wild Card Weekend. There were some pretty bad plays that Big Ben made, but not enough to keep him out of the top 25 quarterbacks in the NFL. You could make the argument for him to be lower but at the end of the day, the Steelers have a winning record for 15 straight seasons. 

Passing: 3,740 Yards, 22 Touchdowns, 10 Interceptions, 35.8 QBR

Rushing: 5 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 0 Fumbles

#20 – Carson Wentz 

After being traded to the Colts, Carson Wentz brought a team that went 11-5 with a playoff appearance the previous year, to a 9-8 record and missed the playoffs. Coming off of the worst season of his career, Wentz was highly expected to have a huge bounce back season on the Colts. Not only did he not meet expectations, but Wentz also played horribly in a playoff-clinching game against the worst team in the league. His stats can be misleading as he was put in a good system in which any decent quarterback would succeed. 

Passing: 3,563 Yards, 27 Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions, 54.4 QBR. 

Rushing: 215 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Fumble 

#19 – Saints’ QB’s

(Jameis Winston, Trevor Siemian, Taysom Hill)

This may seem a little high for this Saints group, but statistically speaking these QB’s were fairly good. The Saints barely missed out on the playoffs as the 49ers beat the Rams in OT on Sunday. All 3 quarterbacks had to contribute to give this team a winning record. Despite all of the injuries, the Saints were still able to finish at 9-8. 

Combined Stats:

Passing: 3,302 Yards, 29 Touchdowns, 11 Interceptions

Rushing: 560 Yards, 7 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles

#18 – Mac Jones 

Mac Jones was by far the best rookie quarterback this season as he led the Patriots to the playoffs in a solid bounce back season for New England. Being coached by Bill Belichick, Jones was very productive in a good system. The Patriots finished the season 10-6 and barely missed out on the AFC East title. 

Passing: 3,801 Yards, 22 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions, 51.3 QBR

Rushing: 129 Yards, 0 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble

#17 – Matt Ryan 

Matt Ryan is usually a quarterback that can produce no matter what weapons are surrounding him. This season was no different as he showed even with a mediocre at best offense around him, he was able to play well. 

Passing: 3,968 Yards, 20 Touchdowns, 12 Interceptions, 46.2 QBR

Rushing: 82 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Fumble

#16 – Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill was able to lead the Tennessee Titans to the #1 seed in the AFC, which is quite impressive, to say the least. He is surrounded by some good weapons, but he was able to win multiple games without Derrick Henry since the end of October. 

Passing: 3,734 Yards, 21 Touchdowns, 14 Interceptions, 56.3 QBR

Rushing: 270 Yards, 7 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble