Does Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson or Russell Wilson lead our NFL quarterback power rankings?
Pinpointing the NFL’s upper echelon of quarterbacks is not entirely difficult. Which gunslingers fall within the top five seem to be a shared sentiment.
Although, filling out the spots after that is where the door for debate is really flung wide open. Each year, names drop out of, or leap into, the 6-10 range. Veterans may have retired, or have seen their talents diminish, while young signal callers jump them with strong seasons.
What does this edition of the NFL quarterback power rankings look like?
2020 NFL quarterback power rankings
32. Los Angeles Chargers (Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert)
Philip Rivers is no longer the quarterback for the Chargers. Instead, the team will look to veteran Tyrod Taylor or rookie Justin Herbert in 2020.
Taylor is a sure-handed option to run with as the season begins. But Herbert is the man pegged as the quarterback of the future out in Los Angeles for the Chargers. Ranking this team any higher would be unfair. Taylor does not really move the needle, and Herbert is unproven.
Although, a big rookie season from Herbert can shoot the Chargers up the list.
31. Washington Redskins (Dwayne Haskins)
Ron Rivera now runs the show down in the nation’s capital. He will require a lot from second-year gunslinger Dwayne Haskins.
Last year, Haskins was raw, unprepared and not given a fair chance. Former head coach Jay Gruden didn’t seem to adequately ready his rookie quarterback, which almost nullifies Haskins’ first season.
A fresh start with a new head coach provides Haskins with a platform to succeed in year two. This is a massive season for the former Ohio State quarterback, and one that can lead to a big campaign with Rivera on board.
30. Chicago Bears (Mitchell Trubisky/Nick Foles)
Mitchell Trubisky’s inconsistencies as a quarterback directly reflect the array of confusing decisions made by the team’s front office. The Bears do not seem to have a clue what they want to do.
Trubisky has seen perhaps the largest rise, and dip, in stock value of any other quarterback in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl in 2018, but his ’19 season was disheartening. Although, the writing may have been on the wall and the red flags for concern were likely well up prior to the season.
Now, Matt Nagy will have to decide between Trubisky and Nick Foles. Neither option is exciting.
29. New England Patriots (Brian Hoyer/Jarrett Stidham)
Everyone should pause and take a moment here. Why? It has been ages since the Patriots were ranked this low on a quarterback power ranking list. Now, Tom Brady has hung up the iconic No. 12 Patriots jersey.
Brady is now in Tampa Bay, which has left the quarterback job wide open. Like the Chargers, this will be a battle between a veteran and an inexperienced gunslinger.
For fans, surely Jarrett Stidham provides more intrigue than Brian Hoyer. Stidham will have the chance to win the job, but Hoyer’s familiarity and 11 years of experience may be the deciding factor to who Bill Belichick decides to start Week 1.
Either way, this will not be your classic Patriots team.