8. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
We've officially reached the second tier of NFL quarterbacks, starting with the player who arguably took the biggest leap last year — Trevor Lawrence. Freed from the shackles of Urban Meyer, Lawrence looked like one of the better quarterbacks in football in 2022.
The former No. 1 overall pick finished with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions a year after throwing five more interceptions than touchdowns. He's on his way to becoming one of the best QBs in the NFL.
7. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson hasn't been able to replicate the same level of success he found in his magical MVP season in 2019, but he's still every bit as dynamic of a player.
Jackson has battled injury issues, but when on the field, he remains firmly in the second tier of NFL quarterbacks. Now with a new contract, Jackson will look to return to his MVP form in 2022.
6. Aaron Rodgers, QB, NY Jets
Here he is. The Jets' new quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, may be coming off an injury-riddled down year by his standards, but he still belongs in the borderline top-five range.
This is still the same player who won consecutive MVPs in 2020 and 2021. Now healthy and reunited with Nathaniel Hackett, the arrow is pointing up for the four-time league MVP.
5. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Last year's MVP runner-up, Jalen Hurts led his Philadelphia Eagles to an incredible 14-1 record as a starter last season, proving that he isn't someone to bet against.
Hurts belongs in the top-five QB discussion, and while he may not be as physically gifted as some of the freaks ahead of him, he's proven that he has what it takes to compete for a Super Bowl. He's a great quarterback.