10. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)
Ryan had a down year last year compared to his MVP season in 2016, but I still think he is a top-10 quarterback.
I think Ryan gets overrated at times, but I really admire his accuracy. He is a smart passer who rarely makes dumb decisions in the pocket.
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9. Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions)
Stafford is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the game. He elevates a sub-par roster on a yearly basis. He inherited a team that went 0-16 and lost Calvin Johnson to a early retirement, but has managed to overcome this and make the Lions a fringe playoff team or better almost every year.
Stafford might have the best throwing arm in the league and has been an incredibly durable and reliable player in Detroit. One stat to note with Stafford: he is tied for fourth in fourth quarter comebacks among active quarterbacks, despite playing less years than all of the people ahead of him, per Pro Football Reference.
8. Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)
As long as Roethlisberger has the supporting cast he does, with names like Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, I don’t know how he could fall out of the top-10.
He is one of my favorite players to watch and I could see him leading the Steelers to the Super Bowl this year.
7. Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans)
Watson would have probably won offensive rookie of the year had it not been for his injury.
I think there is a chance he could contend for MVP this year, if he can lift the Texans back to the level they were at during the Matt Schaub/Andre Johnson days in the early 2010s.
Watson reminds me a lot of Russell Wilson. He has the potential to be the best quarterback in football in a few years, if he can continue to play like he did in his rookie season and stay healthy.
6. Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts)
I am ranking Luck here assuming his shoulder will be 100 percent. If Luck plays this year I expect him to be one of the best quarterbacks in the game.
If fully healthy, he has the potential to lead Indianapolis on a run like they had with Peyton Manning in the 2000s. His overall skill-set is truly special and he has no real weaknesses in his game.