Ranking the Top 10 QBs of 2018

Ranking the Top 10 QBs of 2018

This list ranks the QBs that will have the best seasons in 2018. 

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Ranking the Top 10 RBs of 2018

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay PackersAaron Rodgers Individual

Coming off an injury-disrupted year, Rodgers will be hungry to reassert his dominance. The two-time MVP has mobility, courage and arm strength in spades. I expect him to be back at his brilliant best, especially with a revamped receiving staff that boasts Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Jimmy Graham, he will be impossible to stop.

Projected passing yards: 4600

Projected TD’s: 35

2. Tom Brady, New England PatriotsTom Brady Individual.jpg

The only reason Tom Brady doesn’t rank #1 on this list is because of the inevitable decline that accompanies age. He’s the ultimate example of consistency, but the lack of a deep threat in Brandin Cooks will affect his production slightly from last year.

Projected passing yards: 4350

Projected TD’s: 30

3. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia EaglesCarson Wentz Individual.jpg

Carson Wentz also suffered a season-ending injury in 2017, but it’s easy to forget that he was having an MVP-caliber season to that point, on track for 4000 yards and 40 TD’s. He showed his mobility in the pocket all through the year, and as he grows into the system, expect O/C Mike Groh to unleash that aspect of his game.

Projected passing yards: 4300

Projected TD’s: 34

4. Drew Brees, New Orleans SaintsDrew Brees Individual.jpg

It’s impossible to write off Drew Brees, who seems destined this year to overtake Peyton Manning’s all time record for most passing yards. Overshadowed somewhat by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram in 2017, Brees didn’t receive many accolades despite totaling over 4300 yards. He will be back at it in 2018.

Projected passing yards: 4200

Projected TD’s: 28

5. Matthew Stafford, Detroit LionsMatthew Stafford Individual.jpg

Stafford had a great individual year in 2017, and seems to grow in maturity each season. I believe that his pure ability, along with a young and talented receiving core of Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr., will surprise many this coming year. Expect him to be a dark horse for MVP, should the Lions defense give him the opportunities to weave his magic.

Projected passing yards: 4200

Projected TD’s: 26

6. Matt Ryan, Atlanta FalconsMatt Ryan Individual.jpg

Fresh off a ridiculous five-year, $150m contract extension this offseason, Ryan is primed to recapture some of his 2016 MVP form. While that offense was historic, the key pieces of Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu Sr. and Ryan are still in place. Throw in first-round pick Calvin Ridley as the WR3 and Ryan has no shortage of options. If that 2016 offense is recreated, expect me to look stupid for having him this low.

Projected passing yards: 4100

Projected TD’s: 29

7. Russell Wilson, Seattle SeahawksRussell Wilson Individual.jpg

This man is a freak. Some of the plays that Russell Wilson made last year had me off the couch, jaw agape, in pure shock. Easily one of the most likable and talented QB’s in the NFL, Wilson will suffer from lack of receivers this year. With only one viable receiver in Doug Baldwin, expect more pocket shenanigans, scrambles, pressures and miracle passes. More of Russell Wilson.

Projected passing yards: 4100

Projected TD’s: 26

8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh SteelersBen Roethlisberger Individual.jpg

Big Ben’s declining athleticism has him sliding down this list. Still capable of sitting in the pocket and hitting one of his wealth of targets, I expect Roethlisberger to have a good year, but be overshadowed by the work of Antonio Brown, Juju Smith-Schuster and Le’veon Bell. He threw five interceptions against the Jaguars last year, and he may well be hanging up the cleats come next season, with project Mason Rudolph waiting in the wings.

Projected passing yards: 3900

Projected TD’s: 28

9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis ColtsAndrew Luck Individual.jpg

The third quarterback on this list who returns from injury in 2018 is Andrew Luck. Uncertainty hangs over his head and more importantly, his shoulder, but I believe he will be back by week three of the regular season. The man who took the league by storm just a few years ago is out to prove the doubters wrong. Big things are coming from this man.

Projected passing yards: 3950

Projected TD’s: 27

10. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota VikingsKirk Cousins Individual.png

Kirk Cousins never gets the credit he deserves for being consistently good in a poor offense. Now equipped with arguably the league’s most complete roster, an amazing defense and great talent in the running and receiving corps, this is the year for Cousins to shine. It’s time for him to get them back to the NFC Championship Game, and a Super Bowl appearance isn’t unreasonable either.

Projected passing yards: 3900

Projected TD’s: 28

On The Fringe:

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Featured photo credit: SI.com

Individual photo credit: Sportingnews.com

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