NFL 2022: Ranking the top 43 quarterbacks in the league

NFL 2022 - Josh Allen leaves the field after the Buffalo Bills' 42-36 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.Syndication Democrat And Chronicle
NFL 2022 - Josh Allen leaves the field after the Buffalo Bills' 42-36 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.Syndication Democrat And Chronicle /
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Carolina Panthers, NFL 2022
NFL 2022: Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels throws a pass against the Baylor Bears during the first quarter in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome on January 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The quarterback position is the most important position in the NFL. If you don’t have one, you’re toast. We rank the top 43 players at the position in 2022.

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league.

How many times have we heard that one?

As cliché as that is to say, it’s very true. If you don’t have a quarterback in today’s NFL, winning is simply very hard to do, if not bordering on impossible.

Yes, certain teams can overcome average to below-average quarterback play. We’ve seen that plenty in recent years. The fact is, however, that top-tier QB play simply puts you in the best position to compete over the long haul.

Even a team like the San Francisco 49ers, which has reached the NFC Championship twice in the last three years, made a bold move for Trey Lance in 2021 because Jimmy Garoppolo is not a true star at the position.

Teams are searching every year for the next star at the position and teams will go to great lengths to be able to find a solution at quarterback.

The unfortunate reality is, out of almost 8 billion people on this planet, there aren’t 32 elite-level quarterbacks in the NFL.

There are still plenty of good ones. For now, I have put together a list of the top 43 overall quarterbacks in the league, a list I’m sure will be agreed upon by all of you readers unanimously.

A combination of factors was included in this ranking, including the production of each player if they’ve already been in the NFL as well as projection, team fit, supporting cast, and of course just pure talent.

No. 43 NFL quarterback in 2022: Matt Corral, Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers enter the 2022 NFL season with arguably the worst overall QB situation of any team in the NFL.

After a trade for Baker Mayfield failed to materialize in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Panthers set their sights on making a more financially responsible move up the board from round four into round three for Matt Corral.

For much of the 2021 college football season, Corral was arguably the most exciting draft-eligible quarterback in the country.

He’s on the smaller side but he’s a playmaker. He will need time to adjust to a more complex offense in the NFL as well as making more reads beyond one and two, but there are tools here and leadership traits that the Panthers are obviously buying.