From Joe Montana to Troy Aikman, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees, the NFL has had a long list of Hall of Fame quarterbacks over the years
Although it has been said many times that there is no ‘I’ in team, in American football there is indeed a player that does hold a more significant bearing over a team’s overall performance level. If this athlete does not pull their weight, the whole team fails in the process.
Of course, there is only one position we could be talking about here, and it is none other than quarterback. In professional football, the quarterback is in charge of passing the ball down the field with the ultimate goal of scoring touchdowns.
Over the years, some have tackled this feat better than others, demonstrating the elite skills necessary to lead their team(s) to consecutive victories. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few of the best QB’s from the 2021-2022 NFL season so far.
Everyone knew that Tom Brady would be front and center on this list, and if you’re tired of hearing this superstar’s name, that’s unfortunate because he has already confirmed that he is not going away any time soon.
The 44-year-old stated in a recent interview that he doesn’t think there is anything that could match his football career. And while playing until 50 would be a stretch, he has hinted to fans that he’ll be sticking around for at least another season.
Going into the playoffs, the three-time MVP has passed for over 5,000 yards and completed an additional 43 passing touchdowns, leading the Buccaneers to a phenomenal 13-4 record and number one standing in the NFC South this season. Only one question remains—is there really anything NFL’s ‘GOAT’ can’t do?
Another talented football powerhouse who may maintain a lower profile than Brady yet proves his worth through his incredible stats is Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford.
Number 9 boasts an impressive yards per game average of 287.4, or fourth in the entire league. Last year the Rams did not even qualify for the postseason, but this time around Stafford has managed to bring the franchise to a number one position in the NFC West.
In fact, the momentous work that Stafford has put in with the Rams has led him to be considered as a top contender for most valuable player according to NFL MVP odds for this regular season.
There’s no doubt that this is one of Stafford’s most successful seasons in the sport, and with the added motivation to earn his first ever post-season victory and first playoff appearance since 2016, there is sure more to come from the offensive firecracker.
A successful quarterback must demonstrate a combination of elite passing skills, arm strength, aim, and coordination during every play
Aaron Rodgers’ numbers speak for themselves, as the Green Bay Packers quarterback has been at the top of the leaderboard for multiple quarters, boasting a mere five interceptions in his last four active seasons.
He poses a massive threat to other organizations whose offensive lines are lacking in skill, as nearly every attempted touchdown means points on the board for Rodgers. Fans are expectant for big things as the Packers head into post-season action.
But if the past is any indication of the future, Rodgers is well-equipped with the tools and skills needed to drive home more wins for the Wisconsin-based franchise.
Last but certainly not least, a discussion about exceptional NFL passers would not be complete without the great Patrick Mahomes. Most know him as the QB that helped the Chiefs secure league domination in the 2020 Super Bowl that ended with a final score of 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers.
In a recent matchup against Ben Rothlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mahomes proved his supreme athleticism yet again, with an amazing five touchdown passes that resulted in a whopping 41 points for the franchise, leaving the Steelers QB stunned in the NFL Wild Card round.
It’s clear that the world of American football and its many fans are expecting big things from Mahomes as he fights to bring another Championship title to Kansas City.