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I have these quarterbacks ranked above him:
I agree and even if Jimmy G is taken out then really the next band of quarterbacks are similarly rated 11-20 on any given sunday. If a quarterback ranking is purely based on their ability to perform next season regardless of what's around them then from what we know those names mentioned above are pretty much bang on. Fair play. Refreshing that someone isn't biased towards Prescott just because he is the Dallas Cowboys QB. I have Mahomes, Wilson and Rodgers as the top three with Jackson kind of on his own at #4 as he's unique to all of the other quarterbacks in the league. Prescott's ranking is anywhere between 11-20 for me, it's difficult to quantify as he hasn't played on a bad team yet and he hasn't been able to carry the team when a few players have been unavailable in the offense. A QB like Sam Darnold has only played on bad teams thus far so we do not know how good he actually is. Prescott clearly needs help and quality around him to succeed unlike a Wilson or Rodgers. I would have him ranked 14-17 along with the likes of Cousins and Carr. It's hilarious how people will take such offense to that when those guys are both competent, solid quarterbacks as well.
All of those quarterbacks mentioned above have won shoot outs for their respective teams, even Jimmy G last season versus Brees and the Saints. That's where Prescott falls down the pecking order for me. I can't remember a game over the past 2-3 years apart from the Giants in a dead rubber where he effectively won the game with his arm in a high scoring game without Elliott having like 150 yards on the ground - and even then I can't remember many of those games except the Steelers and Packers games in 2016. Prescott made an excellent throw to Dez in the Steelers game but realistically Elliott was central to both wins if you watch those games with objectivity.
This has always been my contention against paying Prescott $35-$40 million a season. You need more than a guy who is very durable, tries hard, makes solid throws, will not lose you a game but not win you a game for that amount of money. In my view a QB could be drafted to do all of that for $30 million less a season in this explosively loaded offense.