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

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers calls a play at the line of scrimmage in the second half of their game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers calls a play at the line of scrimmage in the second half of their game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

4. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

  • Average ranking: 4.2
  • Highest ranking: 2
  • Midseason ranking: 9

Josh Allen is the biggest climber of any quarterback this season and we did not need to tell you that. While Herbert was a rookie and came out of nowhere, Allen was a two-year quarterback with two pretty mediocre seasons under his belt.

Now, he is playing at an MVP-level. Allen was ranked 26th (the seventh-worst quarterback) in our preseason rankings. Now, he is the fourth-best. It is quite remarkable what he has done.

The Buffalo Bills are where they are in the playoffs because of Allen and he absolutely could lead the team to win it all.

3. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

  • Average ranking: 3.4
  • Highest ranking: 3
  • Midseason ranking: 4

Yes, Deshaun Watson was on a terrible team in 2020 — a terrible team that he hopes to get traded from this offseason. That does not remove the fact that Watson was absolutely incredible this season and continues to be a top-tier quarterback in the league.

Whoever trades for Watson is instantly going to be considered newfound Super Bowl contenders. He is that good.

Watson led the league with 4,823 passing yards alongside his 33 touchdowns and 70.1 completion percentage. Elite.

2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

  • Average ranking: 1.6
  • Highest ranking: 1
  • Midseason ranking: 3

Aaron Rodgers is probably going to be the NFL MVP this season but it was a toss-up between him and Patrick Mahomes for the one spot on our list. They had the exact same average but Mahomes was ranked first more than Rodgers.

Rodgers has been sensational. He led the league in touchdowns with 48 to go along with 4,299 yards and a league-best 70.7 completion percentage.

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

  • Average ranking: 1.6
  • Highest ranking: 1
  • Midseason ranking: 1

Patrick Mahomes is still number one and he deserves it. While Rodgers is going to likely be the league MVP, Mahomes is still the best quarterback in the league and is going to be for another decade or so.

If Mahomes would have played against the LA Chargers in Week 17 then he likely would have finished with 5,000 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and a 15-1 record. That would have been enough to win him the award (because voters love pretty whole numbers).

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Instead, he sat out and Rodgers diced up the Chicago Bears to put him as the favorite for the award. Regardless, Mahomes is our consensus best quarterback and it is a shame that the LA Chargers have to go through him.

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