Ranking Joe Burrow and all 32 NFL quarterbacks from 2021 season
13. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins is an exciting quarterback. The numbers are always there, and they are usually pretty competitive, but all of his teams are yet to amount to anything special. Not to mention he’s on a huge contract.
Cousins had 33 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions which is very good, and had they had more wins, he probably could have implemented himself into the MVP conversation. Instead, the Vikings finished 8-9 overall and missed the playoffs once again.
12. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr could be the most underrated quarterback in the league. With all the adversity that he and Raiders had to face this year, he never blinked and had one of the best seasons of his career in terms of winning, leading Vegas to the playoffs, and his first career playoff start.
Carr threw for 23 touchdowns and was short of sending the wild card matchup against the Bengals into overtime.
11. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray is one of the best young quarterbacks in the league but could not find his rhythm whatsoever in his first career playoff start against the Rams. Murray’s ability to scramble around in the pocket and still have the arm strength to make off-balance throws is why he is such an intriguing player to watch.
If he didn’t miss multiple games this year due to injury and had a better showing in his playoff start, he more than likely would be higher because through the first eight games, he was a serious MVP candidate.
Murray ended the year with 24 touchdown passes and ten interceptions. If Murray continues to get better, he has the chance to creep into the top eight of the best overall quarterbacks in the league.