2. Matthew Stafford - Los Angeles Rams
After years in Detroit and years of zero playoff wins, he gets traded to the Rams and instantly wins a Super Bowl. Matthew Stafford is responsible for the two best wide receiver seasons in history, when it comes to receiving yards. He did it with Calvin Johnson in 2012 and this past season with Cooper Kupp.
Stafford finished third in the league in passing yards with 4,886 yards, and second in the league with 41 passing touchdowns. Going into his second year in McVay's offense, we could see improvements and potentially another MVP caliber season from the Rams quarterback. The battle for Los Angeles is going to be an exciting game this year, with the veteran and recent Super Bowl champion Matthew Stafford going up against third-year Pro Bowler Justin Herbert.
1. Patrick Mahomes II - Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes, one of the early favorites to win the MVP for a second time, tops this list once again. Yes, he did just lose his favorite deep target in Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs replaced Hill with JuJu Smith-Schuster and speedster Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Scantling actually had a faster top speed than Tyreek Hill this past season with a top speed of 22.09 miles per hour compares to Hill's 21.42 miles per hour. Due to this, Mahomes still has his deep threat options this season.
The past two years have had incredible matchups between Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes. Two of the three games going into overtime, and all three of them coming down to the last play. Patrick Mahomes' explosive play potential and innate ability to come back from any deficit makes him one of the scariest quarterbacks in the league. That combination and then having one of the best coaches in Andy Reid make Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs the most difficult challenge this season.
This caps off our rankings of the quarterbacks the Chargers have to play this season. Playing eight Pro Bowlers, and a lot of young and talented quarterbacks could make this one of the more difficult schedules in the league this year.
The 2022 season has the potential to be one for the record books, and as sports fans, we are all excited to see what transpires.