2023 NFL Season: Ranking the 32 starting quarterbacks
No. 7 – No. 1
7. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be a very good team in the 2023 NFL season. I think this team is going to take off in year two under Doug Pederson, and I think T-Law gets MVP votes. The AFC South is hilariously weak and the Jags should have no issue powering through this weak division en route to double-digit wins.
6. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
I am not ready to put Jalen Hurts any higher. He had a great season, but his previous two were just eh to me. Hurts helped lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl and I see no reason to believe they can’t do it again in 2023. Hurts has an elite offensive line protecting him, along with some excellent weapons.
5. Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets
Aaron Rodgers won the MVP award in back to back years in 2020 and 2021. I have a hard time believing he fell off a cliff in 2022. I think he’ll get back to his old ways with the Jets in 2023. Rodgers may not play for more than two more seasons, but he’s still among the league’s best.
4. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Will Justin Herbert be the Philip Rivers of this generation? Will he be a QB that consistently plays elite or close to elite football, only to have nothing substantive to show for it when the playoffs come? Herbert is a borderline generational talent, but man, I just cannot buy into the Chargers until they prove otherwise.
3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
I view Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills as a very distant third to the two other QBs and teams on this list. I don’t trust Allen fully, as I think he can occasionally get very erratic. Plus, will he ever be able to lead his squad to a Super Bowl? Their divisional round embarrassment in 2022 I think is more indicative of who the Bills truly are come playoff time.
2. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
At some point during his career, Joe Burrow will win an MVP award and a Super Bowl title. He and the Bengals did get past the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, but just fell short in 2022. Burrow is calm, cool, collected, and a ridiculously talented player. I am a huge fan of what he does and am truly rooting for the Bengals to win a SB.
1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
The man who has won two Super Bowls in four years and two MVP awards in five seasons, Patrick Mahomes is in a tier of his own. He’s been a full-time starter in the NFL for five years and has already built himself a Hall of Fame career.
He could retire today and be a first ballot HOFer, which is insane. He won’t turn 30 for a few more seasons, so he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.