#8 Dak Prescott and #7 Justin Herbert
First, let’s address Dak Prescott, Dak is where the list becomes arguable. Dak is a great player who is a bit overrated based on who he plays for. However, Dak is truly a great quarterback and there is an argument this season between Dak or Matt Ryan.
If we are talking career it is obvious Ryan is head and shoulders above Dak. This season alone Ryan or Dak is a tough choice and all dependent on which team manages to keep their quarterback upright more consistently.
Dak or Ryan is an argument we should be having within the top ten. Ryan is certainly not four spots worse than a quarterback who is coming off of a major injury and whose numbers were often produced in garbage time. Dak vs. Ryan is a legitimate argument one this list doesn’t allow.
Justin Herbert is going to be a star in this league, a star whose career is just getting started. Herbert is entering year two and will look to break through into the playoff for the first time. It is hard to see an argument for this season alone taking Herbert over Ryan.
In a must-win game which player are you going to take this season with the same rosters? Herbert is going to be the rare answer for a player who still has a lot to prove and accomplish. His best years are still in front of him while Ryan is still in the twilight of his prime. A prime in which he has proven he is better than Justin Herbert.
Overall the list is head-scratching but outside of Ryan’s ranking the oddest move was ranking Josh Allen above Tom Brady. Allen had an amazing season last year one of which ended with him losing to Mahomes. The same Mahomes Brady beat yet again. Ranking Allen ahead of Brady is disrespectful though perhaps this is one disrespect Falcons fans will forgive.