The best QB performances from 2016 came at the position.
Some quarterbacks made huge jumps in the rankings, while others were even more impressive, including:1.
Russell Wilson, Seattle SeahawksQB Russell Wilson was among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks during his career.
He won five Super Bowls, led the Seahawks to two NFC titles and one Super Bowl title, and led them to the playoffs in each of the last four seasons.
He was a four-time Pro Bowler and has never missed a start since 2009.2.
Eli Manning, New York GiantsThe Giants quarterback is the only quarterback to win four Super Bowl titles and five NFC titles, including one in his rookie year.
He is one of the most consistent players in the NFL and the only player to win three Pro Bowls.3.
Carson Palmer, Arizona CardinalsThe former first-round pick from Stanford led the Cardinals to four NFL championships and one NFC championship.
He also has three Pro Bowlers to his credit, including a second Super Bowl ring.4.
Matthew Stafford, Detroit LionsThe Stafford of the past three years is no longer the Stafford of 2015, but he still leads the Lions to two Super Bowl rings.5.
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia EaglesThe Wentz of the future is on the rise.
The rookie quarterback was named the NFL MVP and won the 2015 MVP award.
He led the Eagles to three NFC title games, including their first since 2005.6.
Dak Prescott, Dallas CowboysThe Prescott of 2016 is already in the Hall of Fame, and now he has two Super Boyens and one of four Super MVP awards.7.
Carson Carson, Arizona TitansThe former second-round draft pick from Ohio State was one of three quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl and two NFL championships.8.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore RavensThe veteran quarterback led the Ravens to two AFC title games and a playoff appearance.9.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta FalconsThe Falcons quarterback won two Super MVPs and two NFC MVP awards, and is one win away from a Super Bowler.10.
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ersThe future Hall of Famer leads the Niners to a pair of Super Bowl wins, a Super Playoff appearance and a berth in the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010.11.
Carson Kelly, Oakland RaidersThe former undrafted free agent from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas was one year removed from his first NFL start.
He finished with a record of 20-17 in 2016.12.
Eli Sanders, Cleveland BrownsThe future MVP and 2017 NFL MVP was the Browns’ top quarterback and led the Browns to a Super bowl appearance and another Super Bowl appearance.13.
Tom Brady, New England PatriotsThe future quarterback from the Bronx-based University of Michigan was a two-time All-Pro, one-time Super Bowl MVP and a Super MVP.14.
Joe Namath, Notre DameThe legendary coach was one win shy of a fourth Super Bowl.15.
Colin KaepernickingThe retired quarterback and current NFL Hall of Famers son led the Broncos to the most wins in the league for the third time in four seasons and an NFL championship.16.
Dak Thomas, San Diego ChargersThe former No. 1 overall pick from the 2016 draft is on pace to win the NFL Rookie of the Year award.17.
Eli Gronkowski, New Orleans SaintsThe tight end was one touchdown away from becoming the first player in league history to record a 1,000-yard season and a first-career 300-yard game.18.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay PackersThe quarterback from Wisconsin finished the 2016 season with the highest average rushing yards per game in the entire league.19.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City ThunderThe Thunder guard is one touchdown from a record breaking season and is already on the All-NBA first-team list.20.
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville JaguarsThe former fourth-round selection from Ohio Valley State was among four quarterbacks to lead the Jaguars to a playoff berth and a trip to the AFC Championship game.21.
Carson Switzer, Arizona State The No. 4 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the 6-foot-5 quarterback out of Georgia State had an impressive rookie campaign.22.
Dak Williams, Minnesota VikingsThe veteran left tackle is on track to become the second consecutive All-Pac-12 player to be named a First Team All-American.23.
Drew Brees, New SaintsThe former New Orleans quarterback was the NFL Defensive Player of the Month for December.24.
Matt Cassel, New RamsThe second-year quarterback was one score shy of leading the Rams to a win in their first playoff appearance since 2011.25.
Matt Hasselbeck, Pittsburgh SteelersThe Hall of Family Hall ofFamer was one sack shy of the NFL record for total sacks in a single season.26.
Blake Barnett, Tennessee TitansThe first-year running back led the Titans to a 12-2 record, the first NFL team to reach that mark since 2008.27.