8. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)
• Cumulative ranking: 8.83
• Highest ranking: 5
• Lowest ranking: 12
These are the final two quarterbacks in what I would call the second-tier of NFL QBs. The rankings were actually quite split on Kyler Murray. Viewed as an MVP candidate early in the year, Murray and the Cardinals' late-season collapse likely knocked him down a few spots.
The former Heisman winner finished with 29 total touchdowns (24 passing) and 10 interceptions completing 69 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,787 yards.
Murray had a few exciting, star-making performances in 2021 with his four-touchdown game against the Cleveland Browns coming to mind. But when your team loses five of their last six games and goes one-and-done in the playoffs, you have to shoulder some of the blame.
The future is bright for Murray, but an eighth-place ranking seems about right.
7. Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys)
• Cumulative ranking: 8.33
• Highest ranking: 7
• Lowest ranking: 10
Dak Prescott is a very good NFL quarterback. It might be a stretch to say he's great or among the elite signal-callers in the league, but he does his job at a much higher level than most.
That was the case again in 2021 as Prescott put together arguably the best season of his career throwing for a career-high 37 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions.
Prescott helped lead his Cowboys to a 12-5 record and a first-place finish in the NFC East, but it wasn't enough to lead them past the Jimmy Garoppolo-led 49ers in the first round of the playoffs.
Our voters were pretty unanimous in their ranking of Prescott. He's a top-10 QB, but squarely in the latter half of the top-10.