You've heard it a thousand times before. The NFL has turned into a quarterback’s league.
Teams are passing more and more these days, and they are doing it more efficiently than ever before. Take last year, for example, where three quarterbacks surpassed 5,000 passing yards. Prior to 2011, it had only been done twice. Ever.
To quote ESPN’s Matthew Berry in his Draft Day Manifesto, “The offensive stats from last year are video-game-level ridiculous. League-wide passer rating (84.3) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (1.472:1) were both at historic levels, topping the records that were set just the year before.”
As a result of this trend, it has become increasingly clear that competing in the NFL is very hard to do unless your team has an elite quarterback under center. The most important position in all of sports just became even more crucial.
With opening night less than two weeks away, I decided to rank the top 10 quarterbacks in the league today. Read on to find out who makes the list.