If you saw the most recent list of top 100 NFL players, it’s easy to conclude the only people who know less about the subject are the players themselves.
Fifteen quarterbacks made the cut. Geezers Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Philip Rivers ranked first, third and fifth at the position, respectively. Really, would you take any of them over Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson right now? Yet Wilson was no better than 25th at any position. And Watson wasn’t even among the top 50.
Obviously, this task calls for a neutral party who actually watches the games. That’s us, kids.
Our ratings for the 32 starters aren’t for fantasy geeks. Rather, they’re a measure of expected efficiency based on skill level, experience, recent trends, growth potential and the like. We don’t give a rip about what happened 10 years ago. So only statistics for the last three seasons were taken into consideration.
Note: These rankings were made before Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retired from the NFL prior to the start of the 2019 season.