You shouldn’t be surprised that the same teams make the playoffs year after year in the NFL. It’s because the quarterback is the most important position on the field, and it really isn’t even close.
A bad team can look good if they have an elite quarterback, and a good team can look like garbage if they don’t have a great signal-caller.
As a result, every NFL power rankings list you have ever read has been heavily based on this position, and is therefore not a fair representation of how much talent and skill a team possess.
In this article, I’ve decided to create a NFL power rankings list that is blind to the quarterback position, just to see how much of a difference it makes, and the results were staggering.
Offense and defense will still be weighted equally, and the wide receiver position will still be factored into the list. You can also think of this list as a ranking of the top 10 NFL teams if no one had an advantage or disadvantage at the quarterback position.
Let’s look at the top 10 teams in the NFL if quarterbacks didn’t exist and see just how important the position is…