10. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
- Average ranking: 10
- Highest ranking: 7
Former NFL MVP Matt Ryan is still a top 10 quarterback in the eyes of Bolt Beat and as we have seen, is absolutely someone that is good enough to lead a Super Bowl-caliber team. If Ryan had that one ring then a lot of fans would look at him differently and give him the respect that he deserves.
9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
- Average ranking: 9.5
- Highest ranking: 6
Matthew Stafford is putting together Hall of Fame numbers for the Detroit Lions and he has one of the best arms in football. The problem is that he plays on the Lions, who have not given Stafford the overall success that he deserves.
If you put Stafford on a team like the San Francisco 49ers with a great offensive head coach like Kyle Shanahan then Stafford could crack the top five, easy.
8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
- Average ranking: 9.33
- Highest ranking: 8
Four of the six writers that participated in this ranked Dak Prescott as the ninth-best quarterback in the league. Because of how this list works, he comes in as the eighth-best quarterback.
Prescott put up absurd numbers last season but he also had a great offensive line and great weapons, which got even better in 2020. He will probably put up even better numbers in 2020, and hey, might just get paid that massive new contract and move into the top five.
7. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
- Average ranking: 7.83
- Highest ranking: 6
Drew Brees is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, he is just getting up there in age. He had better numbers than Brady did (albeit Brees got hurt) last season and has not had as big of a drop-off because of age.
Of course, age is such a wild card that Brady could end up being the seventh-best quarterback in the league and Brees could fall out of the top 10. The Bolt Beat staff likes Brees more.
6. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
- Average ranking: 6.33
- Highest ranking: 5
Carson Wentz may not have a playoff win under his belt but he is still the guy that was on track to win the MVP three years ago and has consistently had great seasons despite the supporting cast around him.
Wentz took a Pop Warner receiving corps to the playoffs last season and if he had the luxuries that Dak Prescott has then his numbers would be outstanding.