Being a quarterback in the NFL isn't as difficult a job as it had been in the past. Especially before 1978, where the NFL began to allow blockers to extend their arms and took five yards off from where defensive players could make contact with a receiver.
The rules have extended to not being able to hit a quarterback too high, low or hard these days. The quarterback in the league today, with the possible exception of a very few, does not even call their own plays anymore. Coaches order them to do as told on microphones that reach a speaker in the helmet, thus killing a big part of the creative process that used to make quarterbacks great.
Yet many still struggle at this position and there are fewer competent quarterbacks in the NFL today than there has been in many past years. Quarterbacks who did not have the protective bubble that enables them to succeed like now.
Rookie quarterbacks will not be on this list, though no one can say the recent play of Blaine Gabbert has given the Jacksonville Jaguars much. Andy Dalton has had a few decent moments, and Cam Newton is asked to throw almost every play. All of their futures are still developing.
Here are 10 guys who are far from impressive so far this season. While some may improve down the road, what you see is probably what you will get with the quarterbacks on a list where there is no particular order of who is the best or worst of the group.