Ranking Joe Burrow and all 32 NFL quarterbacks from 2021 season
16. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan has proven he can lead a team to a Super Bowl, yet, he has slowly decreased in his play since the Falcons’ loss to the Patriots. It didn’t help to have his best wide receiver Calvin Ridley step out of the league mid-way through the season.
Ryan tied his lowest season besides his rookie year for passing touchdowns with only 20. Ryan is still a lot more competent than a lot of quarterbacks in the NFL, but his time in Atlanta could be nearing the end of the Falcons can’t get back to the postseason. However, they should have an opportunity with the NFC South getting worse.
15. Mac Jones, New England Patriots
Mac Jones was the best rookie quarterback in 2021 and it was pretty obvious but it’s worth noting that he was also put in the best position to succeed with the team around him. Jones managed the game very well, and I would only expect him to get better as the Patriots let him loose and start taking the game into his own hands. Jones had 22 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions and finished as an Offensive Rookie of the Year finalist.
14. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts led all quarterbacks in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns (784 yards, 10 touchdowns) and had a decent showing through the air (3,144 yards and 16 touchdowns). As a result, Hurts led the Eagles to the playoffs only to have their season ended by the Buccaneers in the Wild Card round.