5. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)
Brees may not be the player he once was, but his performance last year showed he can still lead a team deep into the playoffs. If it weren’t for a missed tackle, he would have taken New Orleans to the NFC Championship Game.
Brees is a field general and everything you want in a quarterback. There is a chance he could lead New Orleans to a second Super Bowl this year, but he’ll need more support around him for that to happen.
4. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)
There was a good case for Russell Wilson to win MVP last year, and if he can post a similar stat line this season, I could easily see him winning the award.
Out of all of the quarterbacks in the top five of these rankings, I think Wilson has the worst roster. That’s partially because the Seahawks are going through a mini-rebuild, but really it’s been headed this way since the Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX.
Wilson deserves credit for staying healthy with how putrid his offensive line has been recently. The fact he has avoided serious injury is really a testament to his elusiveness and mobility.
3. Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles)
I know Nick Foles has been getting a lot of hype for helping the Eagles win their first Super Bowl, but don’t forget about Carson Wentz, who would have been MVP last year had it not been for his injury.
Wentz has a lot of Aaron Rodgers in him, and I could see him being the best quarterback in football in a few years. Don’t be surprised if he leads the Eagles to another Super Bowl victory this season.
2. Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
I’m a little nervous to put Tom Brady here as he is 40, but I have learned to not doubt him over the years.
Brady doesn’t wow me with his physical gifts as a player (he never did), but instead wins with his hard work and mental ability. That is why he continues to be one of the best in the game at age 40.
1. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
Aaron Rodgers’ injury last year showed just how valuable he is to the Packers. A healthy Rodgers gives the Packers a chance to win the Super Bowl every year, but without him, they struggle to maintain even a .500 record.
In almost every game Rodgers plays in he makes one spectacular play (or more). At some point his magic ability will lead the Packers to their fifth Super Bowl victory.
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