Since Madden decided to ruin QB rankings, I’ve decided to present my Top 5 QBs heading into the 2020-21 NFL season.
- Patrick Mahomes
- Russell Wilson
- Lamar Jackson
- Drew Brees
- Carson Wentz
Now to the fun! At number 1, it’s pretty fair to say the new half a billion dollar man is there, so no debate there.
As for number 2, some will go for Lamar Jacskon, and some will for Wilson. Honestly, Wilson has proven time and time again that he can win no matter what. I’ll take that over Lamar Jackson, who’s likely going to suffer some regression from last year.
At 3, that leaves Jackson, so no debate here.
Number 4 is Drew Brees. This is where it gets interesting for me. I considered Carson Wentz, but Brees resume, level of success, and consistency has made him the choice at number 4 with some margin for error.
Finally at 5 is Carson Wentz. I can already here the Wentz haters chiming in my ears as they read this, “He’s just a Philly fan! Biased!” Whether you like it or not, Wentz is better than Deshaun Watson. In our Phenom Media NFL group chat, we have honestly debated Wentz vs Watson at least 20-30 times. Yet, I still stand my ground that Carson Wentz is better. Watson’s mobility has become overrated, he was sacked the 3rd most times in the league last year (Dak was 1). Meanwhile, Wentz’s mobility has become quite underrated actually Wentz’s injury history has become used way too much against him. Wentz has only missed 8 regular season games because of injury. He tore ACL diving for the endzone in a MVP season (robbed), and Deshaun Watson has never had an MVP season, and he’s missed more games in a single season than Wentz before. Watson also has had DeAndre Hopkins to throw the ball to for years, while Wentz became the FIRST PLAYER EVER to have a 4000 yard passing season with no 500+ yard receivers. That is absurd to even process. Wentz carried that Philly team through the final stretch of the season. Then, he was taken out on a dirty hit by Jadeveon Clowney in his first playoff game. Mark my words, Deshaun Watson will not have as good of a season because his number 1 WR is now catching passes from Kyler Murray. Meanwhile, Wentz is getting replenished weaponry, has a strong OL returning (minus Brandon Brooks, and likely Jason Peters), and a young soon-to-be star RB in Miles Sanders. Most importantly, the Philly defense, specifically the secondary and linebackers, which have been revamped and improved to help a Philly DL that is a Top 10 Run defense.
So there it is, my Top 5 QBs heading into this NFL season!
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