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Tom Brady (TB)
Tom Brady will return for another season with the Buccaneers after nearly calling it quits this offseason.
Some people have questioned his commitment to the team as they believe he could be beginning to lose interest in the sport or winning.
That doesn’t appear to be the case from the outside looking in as Brady led the NFL in both passing yards and touchdowns.
Brady also still has some of the top weapons in the league with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Julio Jones.
Patrick Mahomes II (KC)
Arguably the best quarterback in the league is Patrick Mahomes.
Every year for the past few seasons he has been in the top 5 in the major categories for quarterbacks.
He has also been proven to be a winner as the Chiefs won the Super Bowl and have made deep playoff runs every year since.
He will be without his star wide receiver Tyreek Hill but Mahomes should be fine with Tavis Kelce and others they have signed.
Josh Allen (BUF)
Josh Allen is another candidate to be called the best quarterback in the NFL heading into the season.
Buffalo revolves this offense around Allen and the passing game as he has some of the best weapons in the league and Allen can also run.
While Allen’s passing stats are impressive, his game is taken to the next level with his rushing ability as well that could make him a top MVP candidate at the end of the year.
Justin Herbert (LAC)
The Chargers have one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL in Justin Herbert.
He has all the weapons that he could want in Los Angeles with two of the best wide receivers in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, as well as one of the best pass-catching running backs, Austin Ekeler.
Herbert is in line for a huge 2022 season in this offense. Expect big things from him and the Chargers’ skill players.
Matthew Stafford (LAR)
After winning the Super Bowl, Matthew Stafford will look to have another big year for the Rams.
This team is still one of the most talented in the NFL and got even better on offense with the addition of Allen Robinson at wide receiver.
Stafford is probably in the next tier of quarterbacks after the top four in the NFL: Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Justin Herbert.
Stafford shouldn’t disappoint in 2022, however.
Jalen Hurts (PHI)
The jury is still out on if Jalen Hurts can be a good NFL starting quarterback.
Philadelphia turned into a heavy-run team last year, which suits Hurts’ game well.
His targets to throw to last season were near the bottom in the NFL, but now, with the addition of A.J. Brown, he should find it easier to complete more of his passes.
Where Hurts will really hurt defenses is with his legs. This makes him and the Eagles a dangerous team.
Dak Prescott (DAL)
The Cowboys will look a lot different this year without their top wide receiver from the past handful of years, Amari Cooper.
Dak Prescott will have to move on without him as well as without Cedrick Wilson, who is an underrated-wide-receiver loss for the team.
His top targets will be Ceedee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and the tight end Dalton Schultz, who broke out last season.
Prescott can still run and has some good weapons for 2022.
Lamar Jackson (BAL)
It is no secret that Lamar Jackson can make plays with his legs.
Whether that is extending plays to make a pass downfield or running the ball himself, he can put up some massive statistical games.
A game with over 100 rushing yards and multiple touchdowns and 300 yards passing is never out of the question with Jackson.
Baltimore will need a wide receiver to step up with them trading Marquise Brown for Jackson to have a big year.
Joe Burrow (CIN)
After a memorable Super Bowl, Joe Burrow will look to have another big year.
Burrow has some of the best weapons in the NFL to work with as their three wide receivers on the Bengals could all be No. 1 options on multiple other teams.
Joe Mixon is also a great pass-catching running back. Burrow has the ability to have some massive games.
He will be a good quarterback during the regular season but he proved he can really be great in the playoffs.
Kyler Murray (ARI)
The career so far for Kyler Murray has been up and down.
After his second season a lot of people expected the Cardinals to be Super Bowl contenders. In his third season, he didn’t take a big jump like people expected.
It seemed that Murray did not want to run as much as he did in his second year and it made him a little one dimensional.
It will be interesting to see how he does this year without Christian Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins to start.
Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Aaron Rodgers has gone from one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, as far as producing stats, to a little outside of the top players in the league.
One of the most interesting storylines this upcoming season will be how Rodgers does with the Packers without Davante Adams, his favorite target over the last handful of years.
Many people expect the Packers to regress and Rodgers to be frustrated with the wide receiver group he has in 2022.
Russell Wilson (DEN)
Russell Wilson is looking for a resurgence in his NFL career.
A trade to the Denver Broncos could very well do that.
There is a ton of hype around what Wilson and the Broncos could do this upcoming season.
Wilson arguably has worse weapons than he did in Seattle, but Denver is a better all around team at this point.
It will be interesting to see if Wilson can win in Denver and how these weapons around him will work out.
Kirk Cousins (MIN)
Kirk Cousins is a boom or bust type of quarterback almost every week.
One week he will throw 87 yards and the next he will throw 340 yards and three touchdowns.
He won’t be the most consistent player, but Minnesota has a ton of talent and might be the best in the NFC North.
Cousins has one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in Justin Jefferson and a young tight end who is expected to breakout if healthy in Irv Smith.
Deshaun Watson (CLE)
Deshaun Watson will be suspended for the first 11 games of the regular season.
He will make his return in week 13 against his former team, the Houston Texans.
The Browns have a solid roster and Watson could have a good end to the season assuming that they are not winning a ton without him and that he wouldn’t start when back.
It will be one of the most interesting storylines in the NFL next year.
Trey Lance (SF)
The 49ers are supposedly moving to Trey Lance as the starter in 2022.
For the past handful of seasons Jimmy G has been their quarterback and had one of the best records in the league as a starter.
The 49ers are hoping that Lance is the missing piece that can take them from really good to a Super Bowl winning team.
Lance can put up solid passing stats but also will be one of the best runners in the league.
Derek Carr (LV)
Derek Carr has been a solid NFL quarterback for a long time now.
He will arguably have the best weapons around him that he has ever had in 2022 though.
A big year could be in store for Carr as he gets to throw to one of the best wide receivers and tight ends in the league in Davante Adams and Darren Waller.
The talent in Las Vegas is there for Carr to take advantage of.
Jared Goff (DET)
Jared Goff is listed as a tier-four quarterback in Fantasy Pros’ quarterback rankings.
He is behind some unproven guys like Justin Fields, Daniel Jones, and Mac Jones.
The disrespect to Goff seems unwarranted as he has had a 32-touchdown, 4,600+-yard season and actually has some good weapons around him now in Detroit.
Those weapons include rookie sensation Amon-Ra St. Brown as well as D.J. Chark, who is a young receiver with a 1,000 yard season under his belt already.
Trevor Lawrence (JAC)
Trevor Lawrence had about as bad of a rookie season as he could have.
It wasn’t entirely his fault though as the Urban Meyer experiment failed and Jacksonville had little to no help around him.
Jacksonville was one of the biggest spenders in free agency and they have built some nice pieces to surround Lawrence this upcoming year.
People expect Jacksonville to be better this year but Lawrence looked like he had a long way to go last year.
Ryan Tannehill (TEN)
Ryan Tannehill has been a very average quarterback on a good team for the past handful of years.
The Titans have arguably the best running back in the NFL and a good defense that may have been hiding his play.
The highest he has ever finished in passing yards for the season has been 15th. He truly is a game manager for this team but can occasionally make big plays with his legs if he needs to.
Matt Ryan (IND)
One of the most underrated trades this offseason was the Colts getting Matt Ryan.
This team is on the verge of breaking out and Ryan could lead them to the playoffs.
Even in his old age, he was able to finish the 2021 regular season 11th in passing yards.
The Colts don’t have the best receiving group but it has to be better than what Atlanta had last year.
He could be a sleeper to have a nice season in 2022.
Mac Jones (NE)
Mac Jones isn’t going to blow anyone away with his massive stats but he was fairly consistent last year for New England.
The Patriots are counting on him to be even better than he was last year.
While they didn’t surround him with that much more talent, they gave him a little more to work with.
The biggest addition for Jones was getting Devante Parker, who has the talent to be a No. 1 receiver for them.
Jameis Winston (NO)
Jameis Winston looked really good last year before he unfortunately tore his ACL.
The Saints decided to sign him to another deal to be the starter again this year.
Winston is a hit or miss kind of player but when he hits, he can have massive games like he did twice last year with four and five touchdowns in a game.
He also is underrated as a runner as he had 37 rushing yards or more in three of his seven games.
Carson Wentz (WAS)
Carson Wentz is on his third team in three years.
He actually was fairly decent in his one season with the Colts last year, but now finds himself the starter with the Washington Commanders.
Washington has one big weapon in Terry McLaurin and will search elsewhere to find a reliable second option for Wentz.
Wentz can make plays with his legs as well which makes him a pretty good candidate to have some big statistical games.
Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)
The Dolphins have finally surrounded Tua Tagovailoa with a team that he can win with.
Miami upgraded their offensive line, wide receivers, and running backs.
Tua has shown signs of being a good NFL quarterback but so far has been a disappointment.
This season is the determining factor if he can be the starter for the Dolphins, or likely any other team moving forward.
It could potentially be a big coming out year for him in 2022.
Davis Mills (HOU)
The rookie quarterback last year had a somewhat successful first year in the league that led to the Texans giving Davis Mills another shot at being the starter for the upcoming season.
The Texans don’t have the best talent around Mills, so they can’t be expected to be a winning team this next year.
Mills though will look to show Houston enough that he can be a capable starter on a good team moving forward based on his play in 2022.
Justin Fields (CHI)
Justin Fields had a tough rookie season in Chicago.
The Bears might have one of the least talented offensive skill position sets of players in the league, and they arguably got worse this year.
Fields is a talented player and one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the league.
He will be able to make some plays but it could prove hard for him to be consistent without enough players around him that can also make plays.
Baker Mayfield (CAR)
The Browns finally traded Baker Mayfield to the Panthers, and as of right now, he expects to be the starting quarterback there.
Carolina hasn’t been great in the recent years but now they should have their star running back healthy for the start of the year in Christian McCaffrey.
Baker will have his work cut out for him in Carolina, but it could prove to be a good move for him as far as putting up one of his best statistical seasons ever.
Marcus Mariota (ATL)
The Atlanta Falcons signed the veteran Marcus Mariota to be their starting quarterback for 2022.
Mariota should be able to put together some good games as he is a playmaker both with his arm and his legs.
The question will be how long Atlanta will be willing to roll with him if the team is struggling, as they have a highly drafted rookie quarterback in Desmond Ridder waiting to get some NFL experience.
Daniel Jones (NYG)
Daniel Jones is heading into his fourth season in the NFL and as a starter with the New York Giants.
So far the Giants have essentially nothing to show for his time in New York.
They haven’t had close to a winning record since Jones has been with the team but now people are the highest they have ever been on him.
Jones will finally have some talent to work with, and his biggest statistical year ever is expected in 2022.
Zach Wilson (NYJ)
A big second year is expected for Zach Wilson.
It is rumored that Wilson has looked loads better this offseason, and big things could be happening in New York.
Wilson should also be the beneficiary of the Jets loading up on more offensive weapons this offseason through the draft as they used a first and second-round pick on a wide receiver and running back.
Look for Wilson to improve a lot and have some big games this upcoming year.
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