2023 NFL Season: Ranking the 32 starting quarterbacks
No. 22 – No. 18
22. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill was one of the very best QBs in the NFL in 2019 and 2020, but since Arthur Smith left for the Falcons, Tannehill reverted back to his old, average, uninspiring self. He’s an average QB at best at this point in his career and I think may end up in a backup situation in the future if he wants to keep playing in the league.
21. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Like Pickett, I do not get all the hype with Justin Fields, but in a different way. I think it’s very reasonable to think that he can take a huge leap forward, but I think people were hyping up Fields a bit too much this year. Sure, he took strides as a passer and runner, but he’s still a bad passer.
20. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
I am not on the Daniel Jones hype train for the 2023 NFL season, if there is one. I disagree with the ugly deal that the Giants gave him and I think we’re looking at the 15th best QB in the NFL at best. He’s got a low ceiling and is a minimal threat as a passer.
19. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Matthew Stafford won a Super Bowl in his first year with the Los Angeles Rams, and perhaps he can return to his 2021 ways. Sean McVay is an excellent coach and Cooper Kupp is still in the mix. I just worry that he’ll eventually hit a breaking point with his injuries.
18. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
If there is any QB in the NFL capable of bouncing back in a big way, it’s a nine time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion. And if there’s any coach capable of overseeing a comeback like that, it’s Sean Payton. Russell Wilson may be in a perfect situation in the 2023 NFL season, and all the pressure is on him.