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By on May 27, 2024

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My top 10 quarterbacks for the 2024 season

By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

Since there is really no offseason when it comes to analyzing the NFL, it’s been a recent trend on social media to do NFL position rankings for the upcoming season. So I figured I’d hop on the train and start with the obvious position—quarterback.

Honorable Mention – Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals), Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles)
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Trevor Lawrence. (Photo credit: Kam Nedd/Jacksonville Jaguars)

  1. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars (2023 stats) – 16 games, 4,016 Passing Yards, 21 passing TDs, 14 interceptions, 65.6% completion percentage, 88.5 Passer Rating, 339 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs

Lawrence was dubbed a generational prospect out of college, but if you looked at his stats so far, you’d think he has been extremely underwhelming. But the fact is that in two out of his three years, he has been in terrible situations with bad offensive line play, below average receivers and poor play calling. He has elite arm talent, ideal size, and is a good athlete. With the addition of wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. in the draft, hopefully, Lawrence can regain his 2022 form and live up to his potential.

 

Dak Prescott. (Photo credit: Callena Williams/Dallas Cowboys.

  1. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (2023 stats) – 17 games, 4,516 passing yards, 36 passing TDs, 9 interceptions, 69.5% completion percentage, 105.9 passer rating, 242 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs

Dak Prescott is one of, if not the best pure pocket passer in the league. He has been extremely productive the past couple of seasons, especially last year when he finished 2nd in MVP voting. However, his biggest problems appear in the postseason, when he has a 2-5 record after eight seasons. After next season, there is a possibility that he becomes a free agent and the sweepstakes for him could be very interesting.

 

Jordan Love. (Photo credit: packers.com)

 

  1. Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers (2023 stats) – 17 games, 4,159 passing yards, 32 passing TDs, 11 interceptions, 64.2% completion percentage, 96.1 passer rating, 247 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs

After sitting behind Aaron Rodgers on the bench since 2020, Jordan Love finally got his first chance to be a starter. And while he had a rough patch early on in the season, over the second half he played like a top 5 quarterback in the NFL. He even upset previously mentioned Dak Prescott in the first round of the playoffs. Love has insane arm talent and can make crazy off-platform throws. I can’t wait to see how he plays this upcoming year.

 

Matthew Stafford. (Photo credit: Brevin Townsell/LARams)

  1. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams  (2023 stats) – 15 games, 3,965 passing yards, 24 TDs, 11 interceptions, 62.6% completion percentage, 92.5 passer rating, 65 rushing yards, 0 rushing TDs

While Stafford’s stats last year don’t look special, he would’ve had my second place MVP vote. There were fears about Stafford coming into the season after he was having a pretty bad season in 2022 until he got hurt. This brought up questions about whether he still had enough arm talent, but last year he proved he still has plenty. He is arguably the best in the league at throwing with arm angles.

 

CJ Stroud. (Photo credit: Zach Tarrant/Houston Texans)

  1. C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans (2023 stats) – 15 games, 4,108 passing yards, 23 passing TDs, 5 interceptions, 63.9% completion percentage, 100.8 passer rating, 167 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs

Last year’s offensive rookie of the year, C.J. Stroud had one of the best rookie seasons by a quarterback in league history and was considered an MVP candidate at one point. He has elite accuracy, is aggressive downfield, and contrary to pre-draft concerns, was more than willing to use his legs when he had to. Stroud could easily be a top 5 quarterback after next season.

 

Joe Burrow. (Photo credit: bengals.com)

  1. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (2023 stats) – 10 games, 2,309 passing yards, 15 passing TDs, 6 interceptions, 66.8% completion percentage, 91 passer rating, 88 rushing yards, 0 rushing TDs

Joe Burrow went into last season dealing with an injury that diminished his play until he tore a wrist ligament, sidelining him for the rest of the season. At this point, Burrow has had a lengthy injury history that is starting to be concerning. But when healthy, he is an elite pocket passer who can create plays down the field with the help of receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.

 

Justin Herbert. (Photo credit: Ty Nowell/Los Angeles Chargers)

  1. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (2023 stats) – 13 games, 3,134 passing yards, 20 passing TDs, 7 interceptions, 65.1% completion percentage, 93.2 passer rating, 228 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs

Critics point to the fact that Herbert has a losing record in his career and is 0-1 in the playoffs. But he has been on some bad teams with very little help. While he did have both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, both have been frequently injured. Herbert is basically what would happen if a mad scientist made a robot that was a prototypical QB. He has great size, generational arm talent, potentially the best pocket presence in the league, and is mobile when he needs to be. My biggest complaint is sometimes he needs to be a little more aggressive down the field.

 

Josh Allen. (Photo credit: Ben Green/Buffalo Bills)

  1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (2023 stats) – 17 games, 4,306 passing yards, 29 passing TDs, 18 interceptions, 66.5% completion percentage, 92.2 passer rating, 524 rushing yards, 15 rushing TDs

Ever since 2020, Josh Allen has been a touchdown machine, and that was no different last year. He may have the best arm strength I’ve seen and is one of the top five rushing QBs in the league. However, sometimes he tries to make a difficult play and ends up turning it over. This leads to too many interceptions, which is one of the main reasons why he hasn’t won an MVP. And even though he has been a good playoff performer throughout most of his career, he and the Bills have yet to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the playoffs.

 

Lamar Jackson. (Photo credit: Shawn Hubbard/Baltimore-Ravens)

  1. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (2023 stats) – 16 games, 3,678 passing yards, 24 passing TDs, 7 interceptions, 67.2% completion percentage, 102.7 passer rating, 821 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs, League MVP, 1st team All-Pro

Last year’s MVP and now a two-time MVP, Lamar Jackson is not only coming off his best year as a passer, but is also the best-rushing QB of all time. His passing stats might not look great, but when you watch the film he was the best QB during the regular season last year. His biggest issue so far is that he is 2-4 in the playoffs and for the most part, has not been a good playoff performer. Playoff success is the only thing he has yet to achieve in his career.

 

Patrick Mahomes. (Photo credit: David Gray/chiefs.com)

  1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (2023 stats) – 16 games, 4,183 passing yards, 27 pass TDs, 14 interceptions, 67.2%, completion percentage, 92.6 passer rating, 389 rushing yards, 0 rushing TDs, Super Bowl MVP

The obvious choice for this spot, Mahomes and the Chiefs offense were questionable throughout the entire regular season because of poor receiver play. It seemed like a throwaway year for Mahomes and the Chiefs. But in the playoffs, Mahomes did what he usually does and became absolutely surgical, especially in the second half of the Super Bowl against the 49ers. Mahomes may be the reason that some other legendary QBs end up going ring-less.

 


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