QB Josh Allen, Buffalo Payments (twelfth total)
What PFF says: “Allen’s 4.2% turnover-worthy play fee was twice as excessive as Joe Burrow‘s and Mahomes’ final season. As bodily gifted as any quarterback within the sport, Allen additionally produced a league-best 7.6% big-time throw fee and is a formidable dashing risk.”
What we are saying: There’s no denying Allen’s abilities as a rusher, however he ran for simply two extra yards than Hurts with six fewer touchdowns in 2022. Allen did not throw a landing in opposition to Cincinnati on this yr’s divisional spherical whereas Hurts fell three factors shy of the Lombardi Trophy. Allen is a superb participant however must play higher within the postseason.
QB Justin Herbert, L.A. Chargers (thirty fifth total)
What PFF says: “He has now had the bottom turnover-worthy play fee (1.6%) in every of the previous two seasons, and the Chargers have introduced in new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to try to faucet into his full potential in 2023.”
What we are saying: Truly, Herbert had 4 extra interceptions than Hurts in 2022. He additionally has only one playoff look, a one-point loss to Jacksonville final yr. Is it truthful to anticipate extra from a quarterback that shares the sector with Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams? We expect so.
QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (forty first total)
What PFF says: “He was in the midst of his best-graded season since his unanimous MVP yr when an damage took him down final season, and now we get to see what he can obtain in an offense that will likely be extra ready to let him unfold the ball round within the passing sport.”
What we are saying: Accidents matter. Jackson hasn’t performed a full season since his rookie yr, lacking 10 video games over the previous two seasons. He’s thrown for 3,000 yards or extra simply as soon as in 5 years. His career-best 3,127 yards had been adequate to win the NFL MVP in 2019, however are lower than Hurts’ career-high of three,701 final yr.
QB Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets (forty fifth total)
PFF says: “Rodgers is only a yr faraway from back-to-back MVP seasons, however at his age, any downtick in efficiency instantly will get individuals predicting a decline.”
What we are saying: Rely us among the many doubters. Whereas PFF blames an absence of gifted receivers for Rodgers’s struggles, we see self-inflicted wounds. Rodgers by no means missed a chance responsible his extensive receivers in Inexperienced Bay. If Rodgers was a greater teammate, possibly a gifted extensive receiver like Christian Watson has a greater begin to 2022
Hurts, alternatively, was so popular with his teammates, Philadelphia had no drawback releasing Carson Wentz after giving him a four-year, $128M contract. We’re not saying that Rodgers isn’t a prime 50 participant, but when intangibles matter, Hurts belongs on any listing that features Rodgers.