LA Chargers: Ranking Justin Herbert and all 32 quarterbacks from 2020

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14. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

  • Average ranking: 14
  • Highest ranking: 11
  • Midseason ranking: 10

This is another case where if we included the playoffs Drew Brees would absolutely be ranked lower than he is. Brees was really bad down the stretch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he just could not get it done.

Brees is likely going to retire after this season and the former Chargers is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. It has been a pleasure to watch Brees’ career.

13. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

  • Average ranking: 13.6
  • Highest ranking: 11
  • Midseason ranking: 11

Matt Ryan falls two spots and it is deserved. He played on an irrelevant Atlanta Falcons team and while his numbers were solid, a lot of that came in garbage time in meaningless games.

Ryan is still a quarterback that is capable of leading a team to the Super Bowl and the Falcons need to maximize on any sort of window that they still have before it is too late.

12. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

  • Average ranking: 13
  • Highest ranking: 10
  • Midseason ranking: 12

Charger fans are going to hate me for this one but I have always been someone who defends Derek Carr as a better quarterback than given credit for. He is not sensational, but I am the one that ranked him 10th, while the rest of the staff ranked him lower.

The Raiders’ wheels did fall off down the stretch and they went from being everyone’s dark horse in the NFL Playoffs to having nothing to play for the last two weeks of the season. As a fan of the LA Chargers, it was great to see.

11. Matt Stafford, Detroit Lions

  • Average ranking: 13
  • Highest ranking: 10
  • Midseason ranking: 16

I am much lower on Matthew Stafford than the rest of the Bolt Beat staff as he narrowly gets the edge over Carr as he had more consistent higher rankings. What made this a tie in the first place is the fact that I ranked Stafford 16th, something I will stand by.

Stafford is a good quarterback and he is not in the best situation but again, at some point you kind of are who you are in the league.

10. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

  • Average ranking: 9.4
  • Highest ranking: 8
  • Midseason ranking: 5

Kyler Murray was a sneaky MVP candidate at the midseason point of the career but he did not have many great games in the second half and did not appear to be 100%. His numbers took a pretty stark nosedive in the second half.

He did still have an all-around solid season, one that was good enough for him to crack the top-10. This is right where Kyler probably should be with plenty of room to grow.