5. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow’s 2021 season was impressive enough but when you consider that he was also the Comeback Player of the Year and doing so with debatably the worst offensive line in football speaks volumes to his ability to win and make plays.
Burrow had a 34 touchdown to 14 interception ratio, which isn’t necessarily better than Herbert or Prescott’s line but making the Super Bowl, ending the Bengals’ 30+ year playoff drought, and doing so while being sacked 70 times shows just how valuable he is.
4. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (retired)
The greatest quarterback to ever play this game retired this offseason, and it is the end of an era. Tom Brady had 43 touchdown passes this season and 12 interceptions at 44-years-old. The guy is timeless.
The Bucs fell short of a historic comeback against the Rams in the divisional round losing 30-27. This is where Tom Brady’s final quarterback ranking sits. Brady has more Super Bowl wins than any franchise and his accolades reign supreme amongst the NFL’s best.
3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen put on a show this season and has put himself in the superstar category for the best quarterbacks in this league. Allen was seconds away — 13 seconds to be exact — from being in the AFC Championship.
Allen finished the divisional round with 329 passing yards and four touchdown passes in a 42-36 overtime loss, and he finished the season with 36 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He uses his legs often for big plays, which makes him so dynamic, especially with his size.