Who will be the worst starting quarterback in the NFL when the season starts?

We won’t mention his name, but could his initials be RG3?

Will the Patriots have the worst starting quarterback in their first four games?  Will the World Champion Broncos’ new starting quarterback be among the worst? Will Colin Kaepernick even be a starting quarterback in the opener? Probably not? But will he be the Last Man Standing in the NFL for the National Anthem?

Now that teams are down to their last, meaningless (even more meaningless than the others) exhibition when they won’t play the supposed starting quarterback, let’s rank the quarterbacks from top to bottom in three categories:  Best QB, Best Fantasy League QB, Best QB to Get Into Postseason.

This isn’t so simple. They are seven great quarterbacks, eight more quality quarterbacks, several good quarterbacks and several not-so-good quarterbacks. And there are asterisks * for two. Guess who won’t be playing in the openers. You’re right.

Best QBs to start the season:

  1. Aaron Rodgers.
  2. Cam Newton (despite the way he played in the third exhibition)
  3. Ben Roethlisberger.
  4. Russell Wilson.
  5. Carson Palmer.
  6. Philip Rivers.
  7. Drew Brees.

Next best QBs:

  1. Andrew Luck.
  2. Andy Dalton.
  3. Derek Carr.
  4. Matt Ryan.
  5. Joe Flacco.
  6. Eli Manning.
  7. Alex Smith

QBs Who Could Move Up This Season


  1. Tyrod Taylor
  2. Jameis Winston
  3. Marcus Mariota.
  4. Blake Bortles.
  5. Case Keenum.
  6. Teddy Bridgewater.
  7. Ryan Tannehill.


QBS who are who we think they are

  1. Jay Cutler.
  2. Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  3. Matthew Stafford.
  4. Sam Bradford.
  5. Kirk Cousins.

QBs who we don’t know who they are

  1. Brock Osweiler.
  2. RG3.
  3. Jimmy Garoppolo.
  4. Dak Prescott.
  5. Trevor Siemian.
  6. Blaine Gabbert.


The two asterisks are Tom Brady, suspended for four games, and Tony Romo, who suffered another hard-luck injury and likely will miss half a season.


Fantasy QBs rankings

  1. Rodgers.
  2. Newton.
  3. Roethlisberger.
  4. Palmer.
  5. Rivers.
  6. Brees.
  7. Wilson.
  8. Luck.
  9. Dalton.
  10. Carr.
  11. Brady.
  12. Bridgewater.
  13. Ryan.
  14. Flacco.
  15. Manning
  16. Winston.
  17. Fitzpatrick.
  18. Tannehill.
  19. Bradford.
  20. Stafford.
  21. Smith.
  22. Cousins.
  23. Prescott.
  24. Taylor.
  25. Cutler.
  26. Bortles.
  27. Osweiler.
  28. Keenum.
  29. Mariota.
  30. RG3.
  31. Siemian.
  32. Gabbert.



QBs whose teams can make playoffs.

  1. Rodgers.
  2. Brady.
  3. Newton.
  4. Roethlisberger.
  5. Palmer.
  6. Wilson.
  7. Luck.
  8. Dalton.
  9. Smith.
  10. Siemian.
  11. Bridgewater.
  12. Prescott.
  13. Carr.
  14. Tannehill.
  15. Flacco.
  16. Osweiler.
  17. Manning.