Ranking The Top 5 Quarterbacks In The NFL Playoffs

Ernesto Cova

The NFL is a quarterbacks' league now more than ever.

Obviously, they need a solid offensive line to give them time to operate, and they can only do so much if the defense can't contain anybody, but you get the point.

As it usually happens, the playoffs will feature nothing but the creme of the crop when it comes to gunslingers.

Then again, there are levels to everything, even greatness. That's why here, we're going to rank the five best QBs looking to lead their teams to the Super Bowl.

5. Joe Burrow

It took him a season and a half but Joe Burrow has already passed veterans like Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott, at least when it comes to this season.

Burrow didn't miss a beat despite coming from a campaign-ending injury, entering the MVP conversation towards the end of the year.

Throughout the season, the LSU product proved why he was considered one of the best QB prospects of the decade. throwing for 4,611 yards with 34 touchdowns against 14 interceptions despite missing one game.

Burrow completed 70.4% of his passes and added 40 rushes for 118 yards and 2 scores. He's the real deal.

4. Josh Allen

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While he failed to live up to the hype as the leading candidate for MVP, Josh Allen still had quite the remarkable season.

Allen kept the Buffalo Bills' offense afloat despite their non-existing running game, proving again to have the strongest arm in the league, and that he's also a huge threat with his feet.

Per the year, Allen threw for 4,407 yards. 36 touchdowns, and 15 picks.

He also rushed the ball 122 times for 763 yards and 6 rushing touchdowns.

3. Patrick Mahomes

Remember when people said the league had figured Patrick Mahomes out? Well, those were the days, huh?

Mahomes got off to a slow start of the year before he started doing Patrick Mahomes things again.

The Kansas City Chiefs once again have the league's most explosive offense and it's mostly because of the biggest dual-threat in the league.

Pat had a "down" year, throwing for 4,839 yards with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed 66 times for 381 yards and 2 touchdowns.

2. Tom Brady

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The year is 2050, Patrick Mahomes Jr. just entered the league, and Tom Brady continues to be one of the best players in the world.

This guy continues to age like a fine wine and just posted one of the best seasons of his career. Yes, two decades later.

Brady led the league in yards per game (312.7), passing yards (5,316), pass attempts and completions (485 and 719), and touchdowns (43).

He completed 67.5% of his passes and the reigning champions are a big favorite to be back at the big stage.

Not too shabby for a 44 year old.

1. Aaron Rodgers

A controversial bout with COVID-19 and a toe injury limited Aaron Rodgers this season, and he was a complete no-show in Week 1.

Only the reigning MVP could afford to do that and still be considered the best quarterback in the playoffs right now.

Rodgers continues to turn back the clock and leave the league in awe with his unmatched efficiency.

This season, he threw for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and an absurd 4 interceptions. He's the most talented thrower we've ever seen and is playing like a man on a mission right now.