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8. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

As much as it pains me to say as a fan of the LA Chargers, I have always been in the camp that thinks Derek Carr is a bit underrated. That may have changed after the 2021 season but before 2021, he was viewed as a bad quarterback by many when that simply was not true.

Carr is not someone who is going to elevate those around him to go and win a Super Bowl. However, if we are making a cut-off of quarterbacks who are good enough to actually win a Super Bowl in 2022, Carr is probably the cut-off line.

If absolutely everything goes right then Carr could be the quarterback of a Super Bowl-winning team. The problem is that even with the addition of Davante Adams and Chandler Jones, there are still some big holes on the Raiders and way too much competition in the AFC.

7. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson is the most unique quarterback in the league and that can make him one of the hardest to stop. However, the league has caught up a tad to the offense that Baltimore runs and Jackson's question marks throwing the ball does hold the team back.

The Ravens can absolutely win a Super Bowl with Lamar Jackson but the playoffs get much harder for the Ravens because of their offensive style, which is an extension of what Lamar can do as a quarterback.