May 27, 2021; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay speaks with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during oraganized team activities. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
In this edition of NFL power rankings, we look at which five NFC quarterbacks are the best of the best in 2022.
5. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Murray hasn’t enjoyed postseason success yet, only reaching the playoffs once in his first three years with the Cardinals. Still, he’s a two-time Pro Bowler and has the chance to be one of the more prolific quarterbacks in the NFL for the next decade. Last season, Murray totaled 3,787 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes despite only playing 14 games. He also ran for another 423 yards and five scores, making one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the game.
4. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Prescott has continued to refine his games since coming into the league as a mid-round pick out of Mississippi State in 2016. The Cowboys won the NFC East last year for the third time during his tenure, but fell to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round. For the campaign, Prescott went for 4,449 yards and 37 touchdowns to help Dallas win 12 games. Look for another big year from Prescott with a quality cast surrounding him.
3. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Stafford is coming off a dream season in which the Rams captured their first Super Bowl while in Los Angeles. Stafford was a huge reason why, throwing for 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns against 17 interceptions. In the playoffs, Stafford took down two men on this list in Murray and Brady before slaying Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals on Super Sunday. He should be every bit as productive in 2022.
2. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brady has continued to be an All-Pro-level quarterback despite being 44 years old (45 in August). The Buccaneers have reached the playoffs under his watch in both seasons he’s been with the team, and won it all in 2020. Brady will be playing this season without receiver Antonio Brown and tight end Rob Gronkowski, but he’s still a good bet to throw for at least 4,500 yards and 35 touchdowns. Last year, Brady went for 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns against 12 interceptions.
1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Hard not to have Rodgers ranked in the top spot. The Packers haven’t enjoyed much postseason success over the past few years, but Rodgers is the two-time reigning MVP. Without Davante Adams, things could be more challenging this season. However, he’s tough to bet against considering his recent track record and the certainty that he’ll walk into Canton as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
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