This is the first time I will be doing this. I would like to thank ProSport Analytics for providing me with very specific statistics. I wrote descriptions for all the quarterbacks up until no. 20 because it would be way too time-consuming to write 50 different descriptions for 50 different quarterbacks. Remember … these are ranked on passing, not running.
1. PATRICK MAHOMES, CHIEFS
Mahomes’ 2018 season is arguably the best season by a quarterback in NFL History. He threw 50 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards. He’s now third in the most touchdowns in a single season in NFL History. He also led to Chiefs to average the most points per game this season, and a 12-4 record.
2. DREW BREES, SAINTS
Drew Brees is having himself a MVP season. He held the highest passer rating in the league this season (115.7), by passing for 32 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He tied the best record this season (13-3) with the Los Angeles Rams. And as usual, he had the highest completion-percentage for a starter this season. He also tied the best road-record (7-1) with the Los Angeles Chargers.
3. MATT RYAN, FALCONS
Despite not making the playoffs, he threw 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He also had the fourth best passer rating in the league this season. He ranked fourth in passing yards this season as well. His defense is the problem.
4. ANDREW LUCK, COLTS
Andrew Luck is a Comeback Player of the Year candidate this season. Not only that, but an MVP candidate too. He threw 39 touchdowns less and was than 500 yards short of 5,000 passing yards this season. Not to mention, Luck ranked an attractive no. eight in 40+ yard completions. He is the answer to the Colts. He is why they made the playoffs.
5. BEN ROETHLISBERGER, STEELERS
Steelers just missed the playoffs. Nevertheless, Roethlisberger threw for 34 touchdowns and the most yards in the league this season (5,129). His unit ranked fourth in offensive yards this season too.
6. PHILIP RIVERS, CHARGERS
Rivers was arguably the most underrated quarterback this season … and maybe ever.? Anyways, Rivers threw 32 touchdowns and 4,308 yards. He averaged 8.5 yards per attempt, which was third in the league this season. Also, he had the second highest first-down percentage. He deserves way more respect.
7. RUSSELL WILSON, SEAHAWKS
After a mediocre season in 2017, Wilson led the Seahawks to an 10-6 record and playoff birth in 2018. He threw 35 touchdowns and only seven picks. When he targeted his favorite receiver, Tyler Lockett, he had a 158.3 (perfect) passer rating, which is the most in NFL History.
8. JARED GOFF, RAMS
Despite the shaky ending to his regular-season this year, Goff threw 32 touchdowns and almost 300 passing yards short of 5,000. He also ranked fifth is yards per game this season. He, and RB Todd Gurley, led the Rams to a 13-3 record (tied with the New Orleans Saints).
9. KIRK COUSINS, VIKINGS
No … Cousins isn’t the best quarterback against teams with winning records, but he stuffs the stat-sheet. He threw 30 touchdowns and a bit over 4,000 yards. To no surprise, he completed 70.1% of his passes this season (came in third behind Nick Foles).
10. AARON RODGERS, PACKERS
Rodgers is still making his argument as the G.O.A.T. No … he didn’t make the playoffs, but the dude threw only two picks the whole year. The last time we saw a something as good as a 25:2 ratio was in 2013 with Eagles QB Nick Foles. Our partners, ProSport Analytics also have Rodgers graded as the most efficient quarterback in the league. For all of those saying he’s overrated, are wrong.
11. TOM BRADY, PATRIOTS
For the 13th season, the Patriots have made the playoffs led by Tom Brady. He had a down-year but still threw an attractive 29 touchdowns and more than 4,000 yards. His unit clinched the no. 2 seed in the playoffs this season.
12. DESHAUN WATSON, TEXANS
During Watson’s first full season, he led the Texans to the 3rd seed of the playoffs. He threw 26 touchdowns and a little over 4,000 yards. He also averaged 8.1 yards per attempt and had the sixth highest completion-percentage this season (68.3). Remember, he’s coming off of an ACL tear.
13. BAKER MAYFIELD, BROWNS
Mayfield led the Browns to a pretty good turnaround this season. Going from an 0-16 record to 7-8-1 record and surviving until Week 16. Anyways, Mayfield threw 27 touchdowns averaged 266 yards per game this season. With 27 passing touchdowns, Mayfield broke the record for the most touchdowns by a rookie in NFL History.
14. CARSON WENTZ, EAGLES
It only took 11 games for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to pass for 20 touchdowns. He was on pace for 29 touchdowns if he played the whole season. He only threw seven touchdowns this season and had an 102.2 passer rating. Remember, he tore his ACL only a little over a year ago.
15. CAM NEWTON, PANTHERS
Newton was having himself arguably the best season of his life until things took a turn. His defense stopped working, and injuries pilled up. Anyways, Newton had 24 touchdowns and a top-10 completion-percentage this season. Expect a much better season from Cam next year.
16. MITCHELL TRUBISKY, BEARS
Thanks to the rebuild of the offensive weapons, Trubisky had a much better season than last. He threw 24 touchdowns and a bit over 3,000 yards. But without the defense, Trubisky wouldn’t be overlooked as he was this season.
17. DAK PRESCOTT, COWBOYS
Prescott thrives when he has offensive weapons. He led the Cowboys to the playoffs for the second time in his three year career (as of now). Anyways, he threw 22 touchdowns and only eight touchdowns this season. Prescott really turned it around at the end of the season. He had arguably the best game of his career against the Giants in Week 17 this season.
18. ELI MANNING, GIANTS
I never thought I would say this, but … Eli Manning is quite underrated. Not sure why he’s getting so much hate with 21 touchdowns and an impressive 4,299 yards. It’s the defense that is the problem with the Giants.
19. NICK FOLES, EAGLES
No Wentz, no problem. Foles has taken care of business when needed to. He threw seven touchdowns this season and four interceptions. He statistically doesn’t sound impressive, but just watch him and you’ll see. Not to mention, he had the second best completion-percentage this season (72.3).
20. DEREK CARR, RAIDERS
Despite the Raiders 4-12 record, Carr has shined. This season, he threw 19 touchdowns and a little over 4,000 yards. He also completed an attractive 68.9% of his passes.