On my NFL Picks page, I've discussed how lucrative it has been to wager against terrible quarterbacks this season. In attempting to list who the worst signal-callers in the NFL were, I quickly pieced together my starting quarterback rankings, so I thought I'd share them.
Here they are, and keep in mind that this is a list of CURRENT starters. All injured players have been excluded:
(Updated Dec. 10, 2017)
I think Carson Wentz is a top-three quarterback in the NFL right now (Aaron Rodgers would be ahead of him if he were healthy.) In addition to his physical skill set, Wentz's football IQ and work ethic are off the charts. I believe he'll be the best quarterback in the league in 2-3 years.
I had trouble figuring out where to place Jared Goff, Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr. Goff has been great this year, but he's been really helped by terrific coaching. Conversely, Carr and Mariota have been inconsistent this season, but have been great at times.
This week, I added Eli Manning back to the rankings, and Nathan J. Peterman has made an appearance at the bottom, as it sounds like he'll be Buffalo's starter this week.
The other questionable ranking is Case Keenum. I've moved him up this week because he's been playing out of his mind, but I still feel as though I'm still either way too low or way too high on him. I don't know.
The quarterbacks in red are those who should be faded. Dark-red ones are especially horrible.