24. Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)
• Cumulative ranking: 24.67
• Highest ranking: 17
• Lowest ranking: 32
The recently-retired Ben Roethlisberger was a shell of his former self in his final NFL season. The future Hall of Famer finished with 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions but averaged a career-low 6.3 yards per attempt.
The arm talent just wasn't there this season and it was painfully evident every time he stepped on the field. Sure, his offensive line was far from perfect, but Roethlisberger was a well below-average QB in 2021 and the rankings reflect that.
One voter even ranked him 32nd out of 32 starters. While that may be a bit harsh, four of the six voters ranked him 25th or lower.
A couple of outlier rankings helped him rise slightly on this list, but it's safe to say Roethlisberger deserved his lowly ranking. But hey, at least his team made the playoffs.
23. Teddy Bridgewater (Denver Broncos)
• Cumulative ranking: 22.83
• Highest ranking: 19
• Lowest ranking: 28
Teddy Bridgewater is what he is at this stage of his career. He's a low-tier starter who likely won't be seen as much more than a bridge quarterback (no pun intended) or a fringe starter for any team.
That's what he was for the Denver Broncos in 2021 as he was brought in to more or less hold down the fort. He did his job finishing with 18 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 14 starts, the best TD/INT ratio of his career.
Still, you can't help but feel the Broncos could have gone further with a more dynamic quarterback. Denver will likely look to replace him in the offseason with a more exciting, promising QB.