Ranking Chargers' Justin Herbert and the 32 best quarterbacks after 2022
16. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
- Preseason ranking: 15
It was more of the same for Ryan Tannehill in 2022. There were times in which he could pilot this Titans team as a serviceable quarterback and then there were other times in which the ugly side of his game showed up.
The Titans' season ended when Tannehill hurt his ankle, showing his importance to the team as its signal-caller. He might not be great, but he can win games if everything around him is working.
15. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
- Preseason ranking: 13
Like Tannehill, things were more of the same for Kirk Cousins in 2022. He was good enough to win games for the Vikings but never looked like he was a top-10 quarterback in the NFL.
You know exactly what you are going to get with Cousins. He will not derail a season at quarterback, making him better than half of the league. However, he probably is never going to win a Super Bowl, making him worse than almost half of the league.
14. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
- Preseason ranking: 25
I am buying Jared Goff stock this offseason. Goff got so overrated while he was with the La Rams that he kind of became underrated. Goff was regarded as one of the worst starters in the league when that simply is not true. He showed that during the 2022 season.
Yes, he had a lot of talent around him as well as one of the best OCs in the business but Goff still went out and produced. You do not complete 65.1% of your passes and throw 29 touchdowns with only seven interceptions by accident. He might just be a younger version of Cousins but that is still better than what people thought he was a year ago.
13. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
- Preseason ranking: 12
Derek Carr is decidedly not with the Las Vegas Raiders anymore as he is essentially forcing the team to release him instead of trade him this offseason. This is a good thing for Chargers fans, as the team is not going to find anyone better than Carr at quarterback next season.
This was a down season for Carr but at his best, he is still someone who can win football games. At his worst, he is in the camp with Tannehill but when he is at his best he is arguably a better quarterback than Dak Prescott, who is yet to come on this list.