Note: This list is who is the best wide receiver right now. Past accolades and accomplishments alone will not move you higher on the list. This list is based on skill, talent, age, and the ability to perform.
Andrew Luck (Colts), Carson Palmer(Cardinals), Drew Brees (Saints)
5) Ben Roethlisburger, Steelers
When Jerome Bettis retired “Big Ben” was given the keys to the offense. Roethlisburger’s passing numbers have gotten better every season. When Pittsburgh added weapons Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, Roethlisburger numbers started to excel. Now the team is a contender again despite a subpar defense.
4) Russell Wilson, Seahawks
In the past, Seattle’s success came in the running game. However, with Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls being banged up last season, Wilson was forced to win games with his arm. Doug Baldwin had a career year due to Wilson’s efficiency. You add that with his mobility and intangibles, the newlywed is hard to stop.
3) Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Rodgers is the most gifted passer in the NFL. As a Chicago Bears fan, I despise him, but he’s phenomenal. Last season, Rodgers struggled without his number one target, Jordy Nelson. With Nelson back, that offense joins the best in the league. We’ll probably see more discount double checks in the near future.
2) Tom Brady, Patriots
Brady has been elite for the past 12 seasons. System or no system, Brady continues to be consistent and dominate no matter what weapons he has around him. However, he does have a great weapon this year in Rob Gronkowski. Brady’s high football IQ and allows him to succeed no matter what obstacles.
1) Cam Newton, Panthers
Newton is the true definition of growth. It’s hard to find any flaws. Physically he is 6’5, 240 pounds. His running ability gives him leverage over the other quarterbacks on this list. Last season he took an big step with his passing despite not having his best wide receiver. He elevated the play for the wide receivers he did have. Wide receivers who would not be starters on any other team. Without Von Miller, the Carolina Panthers are more than likely your defending champs.