Ranking Every Starting 2021 NFL QB From Worst to Best

The NFL season is finally here and to celebrate, we're ranking every starting NFL QB, from worst to best. See where your favorite QB ranks on this year's list.

NFL Starting QBs, Ranked
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NFL Starting QBs, Ranked

The NFL season is here. The wait is finally over and football is about to begin. In what the league is calling the “biggest season ever,” there are plenty of storylines worth watching as we all embark on another year of NFL action. From Tom Brady and the Buccaneers looking to repeat to Matthew Stafford taking over for the Rams to what should be an insane battle in the AFC, this really might be one of the biggest seasons in league history. Not to mention, fans will be back in the stadiums. Long story short, it appears that we’re in for a wild season. 

With all of that on the horizon, you know we had to get into our rankings game and give you a definitive list of the starting QBs entering the 2021 season. It’s what we do. You surely won’t agree and these lists are never easy. They could go a number of ways and with multiple rookies starting the season, it’s even tougher. As you’ll see, this is a both a projection to where we see these QBs going this season, but also a reflection of this past year. So, without further ado, let’s get to it. 

32. Andy Dalton, Chicago Bears

Andy Dalton

31. Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans

Tyrod Taylor

30. Mac Jones, New England Patriots

Mac Jones

29. Zach Wilson, New York Jets

Zach Wilson

28. Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos

Teddy Bridewater

27. Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers

Sam Darnold

26. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts

25. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa

24. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Daniel Jones

23. Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts

Carson Wentz

22. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence

21. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo

20. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

Jared Goff

19. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr

18. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints

Jameis Winston

17. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington Football Team

Ryan Fitzpatrick

15. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow

14. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins

13. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan

12. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield

11. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

Matthew Stafford

10. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray

9. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Ryan Tannehill

8. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson

7. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert

6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott

5. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen

4. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady

3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson

2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes

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