Each passing season, it becomes more and more apparent. The NFL is driven by quarterbacks.
Coaches are fired...because of quarterbacks.
Super Bowls are won...because of quarterbacks.
Super Bowls are lost...because of quarterbacks.
The impact of the quarterback on the NFL exceeds that of any other position. They touch the ball almost every down and they are responsible for more than just an assignment. They carry the burden of being scrutinized weekly on every mistake they make, and they are rarely praised for their efforts.
You probably won't recognize every player on this list unless you're a diehard—like myself. I dissected every quarterback currently on an NFL team and decided where the rookies factor in.
Based on talent, one cannot dispute that rookies don't belong on this list, and I don't believe anyone will argue with their positions—three made the list. And remember, this list is an indicator of who I would want to play for my team right now.
I considered accuracy, awareness, arm power, brains/ability to read defenses, performance in the clutch, leadership, ability to elevate the level of teammates, consistency, size, pocket mobility, scrambling ability, durability and all kinds of other "abilities."
But before I bore you with any more, I'll allow you to continue on to the largest list of current NFL quarterbacks ever compiled.