After all, they provide great discussions, especially during the offseason.
Apparently, ESPN is stirring up the pot of conversations with their latest rankings for quarterbacks based on a poll conducted with NFL executives, coaches, and players.
NFL insider Dov Kleiman made some interesting observations about the list.
* Lamar is the most disrespected MVP in recent history
* 4 AFC West QBs made it if you include Carr as HM
* Burrow already top 5 after only his second year is notable
* Brady was 3rd on the list last year, led the NFL in passing despite injuries at WR, and somehow fall? https://t.co/k0gqIkGEuR
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 11, 2022
He does have a point in saying that Jackson, a former league MVP, is the most disrespected person on the list.
Kleiman also took note that the league is already putting Burrow in high regard after his first full season which ended in a Super Bowl appearance.
Having the four starting quarterbacks from the AFC West isn’t a surprise because it could be the toughest division in the league.
Finally, he couldn’t understand why Brady fell despite having a season with 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns.
Winning Actual Games Is The Only Poll That Matters
Those who participated in the poll might have their biases, especially if it is their teammate.
However, it’s the most recent achievement that matters the most.
Burrow and Stafford are both on the list because they led their teams to Super Bowl LVI.
Rodgers, Mahomes, Allen, and Brady all played in last year’s postseason.
If there will be a re-do for this list, Jackson should take Watson’s place until the latter proves that he is still a Pro Bowl-level quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback played like an MVP last season until he suffered an ankle injury.