No quarterback is truly ever safe from losing his job. The NFL is a win-now league and a rough season or two can put a quarterback from being a franchise player to one on the hot seat.
That being said, it’s safe to say Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have to be looking over his shoulder heading into 2013. He just signed a lucrative contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in league history. And he’s well on his way to being one of the most productive quarterbacks pro football has ever seen. That makes him an obvious No. 1 on the list.
After that though, the spots aren’t as clearly defined. Fewer than half of the NFL’s starting quarterbacks were the starters for their respective teams three years ago. The turnover rate is fairly high, and quite a few need to be careful or they will be out of a job in 2014. Quarterbacks are ranked based on their performance, age, contract situation and the quality of their backup.