LA Chargers: Ranking Justin Herbert and all 32 starting quarterbacks in 2021

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5. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

  • Average ranking: 5.4
  • Highest ranking: 5

Lamar Jackson might not be a traditional quarterback and the Ravens' offense might slow down in the playoffs but the fact of the matter is that he is still only two years removed from winning the MVP.

Jackson is still incredibly young and has not even hit his ceiling yet. Anyone that is trying to say that he is not a top-five quarterback in the league is wrong, quite frankly.

4. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

  • Average ranking: 3.8
  • Highest ranking: 3

Josh Allen made the biggest jump of any quarterback in the league last season. He went from a bottom-five quarterback in the NFL to a top-five quarterback. If Allen sustains this level for multiple years it will be the biggest jump by any quarterback in NFL history.

The first two seasons were really rough but that does not matter. Now, Allen is one of just two players with higher MVP odds than Justin Herbert.

3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

  • Average ranking: 3.6
  • Highest ranking: 3

Russell Wilson looked well on his way to winning the MVP award halfway through last season as he was putting up the best numbers of his entire career. However, in the second half of the season, Wilson played really poorly and it probably is not being talked about enough.

That being said, Wilson has never had a losing season and has been elite every single year he has played. He has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to having one bad half-season. You can't put together a quarterback list and not have Wilson in the top four.

2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

  • Average ranking: 2.0
  • Highest ranking: 2

Last year's MVP winner was ranked second in all five rankings and it has nothing to do with him. While he was the MVP last season, he was arguably only the MVP because the best quarterback in the league did not play Week 17 against the LA Chargers.

Rodgers is elite Anyone saying otherwise is silly and there is a good chance that he makes his second Super Bowl as a starter in 2021.

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

  • Average ranking: 1.0

Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in football, plain and simple. As good as Rodgers is, there is not anyone in the league that is as good as Mahomes is. Following a Super Bowl loss, something tells me we are in for a historical Mahomes season.

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It is a shame that the LA Chargers have to deal with him and the Chiefs in the same division but hey, perhaps Patrick Mahomes vs. Justin Herbert can be the NFL's next great rivalry.