Ranking Chargers' Justin Herbert and all 32 starting quarterbacks in 2022

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4. Justin Herbert, LA Chargers

There is a decent chance that Justin Herbert ranks first on this list after this season. The young Chargers quarterback is a really good bet to win the MVP award, especially if the Chargers have the team success that many people are expecting them to have next season.

Herbert was already putting up MVP numbers last season and there is every reason to believe that this year will be better. Not only did the team get more talented on offense but Herbert is entering the second year of an offensive scheme for the first time since high school.

That will pay dividends for Herbert as he continues to blossom as a professional quarterback. If someone does not have Herbert in their top-five before this season they certainly will after the season.

3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen has had one of the most remarkable young careers in the league. Allen was going down the Daniel Jones route after his first two years in the league and then the switch simply flipped and he started playing like an elite quarterback.

Here we are now ahead of the 2022 season and Allen is one of the frontrunners for the MVP award. The Bills are the favorites to be the no. 1 seed in the AFC and if they accomplish that it will be because of an MVP-caliber season from Allen.

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes struggled at the start of last season which left everyone wondering if he was actually human. After turning it around and playing great, Mahomes ended his 2021 campaign with arguably the worst half of football of his career. That second half against Cincinnati was atrocious.

That being said, he is still undoubtedly a top-two quarterback in the league as we stand here today and can prove that by thriving even without Tyreek Hill. However, if that proves to be a bigger hurdle than Chiefs fans want it to be then perhaps Justin Herbert could surpass Mahomes on this list.

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

He probably won't be no. 1 on this list after the year because of his age and lack of weapons but how can we not put the back-to-back MVP at no. 1? Aaron Rodgers was literally the best quarterback in the league two years in a row. It is not even a conversation. He must rank first.

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That being said, his weapons this season are absolutely abysmal. That could really hurt Rodgers' ranking, or knowing him, help his ranking as he elevates guys to an entirely new level.