After the Washington Redskins' 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, there are a total of 17 teams—seven in the AFC, 10 in the NFC—that are either entrenched in a playoff spot or within a game of one.
With just four weeks remaining in the regular season, it’s time to rank the reliability of each of these teams' quarterbacks, broken down by conference.
I judge quarterbacks based on experience, past performance, my projections moving forward and their proclivity (or lack thereof) for late-game heroics.
So, which quarterback should you feel most confident about as they go down the stretch of a playoff race?
Let’s start with the AFC, and rank from least to most reliable.