After the Kansas City Chiefs beat out the San Francisco 49ers to lift the Lombardi Trophy, we re-ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks going into the 2024 offseason.
Mahomes topped this list at the end of training camp and, despite an up-and-down regular season, climbed back to the summit after another stellar set of postseason performances.
Donning his Superman cape for the playoffs again, the 28-year-old completed 75% of his passes for 789 yards with five touchdowns and just one interception.
He now boasts a 15-3 record as a starter in the postseason with only Tom Brady (35) and Joe Montana (16) ahead of him among quarterbacks with the most wins.
And Mahomes is now 7-for-7 converting playoff drives with under a minute left in regulation while trailing by seven or fewer points — the definition of clutch.
Jackson wasn't weighed down by the size of the contract he signed in Baltimore last year or the expectations put upon him as he led the Ravens to the best regular season record in the league.
The 27-year-old's overall numbers were not extraordinary, but he was consistently good until an uneven performance in the AFC title game cost him a chance of earning a first NFL Championship ring.
However, he was awarded his second NFL MVP honor by a landslide, receiving 49 of 50 first-place votes.
We only got to see Burrow at his best in a short window between injuries before a thumb issue sidelined him for the rest of the year.
Nevertheless, his dynamism and finesse when performing at his peak means he can hang in the exalted company here at the sharp end of the top tier of QBs.
Burrow's exceptional pre-snap processing, coupled with ample athletic ability and creativity, allows him to execute plays beyond the pocket and his accuracy is unmatched at all levels of the field.
Allen appears destined to never break into the top three and may need to win a conference title game to finally get there.
He finished the regular season with 4,306 pass yards at a healthy 7.4 yards per attempt while rushing for around half as many TDs (15) as he threw (29).
But the Bills star became a turnover machine during Buffalo's mid-season malaise and wound up with seven fumbles and 18 interceptions in his stat columns.
Prescott put his previous injury and turnover troubles behind him with the best NFL season of his career. And he could have been even higher on this list but for two saggy displays in Week 5 at San Francisco and Week 15 at Buffalo.
The 15-year veteran rolled back the years to rediscover powers many thought were lost for good as he threw for almost 4,000 yards, 24 TDs and only 11 interceptions.
Hurts took a step back this past season, but it may be next year before we know how much of that regression was down to mobility issues brought on by a knee injury or the bigger picture of a team in transition.
It's fair to say that the system QB that shone brightly before his flame was doused abruptly by injury in 2022 was not a flash in the pan. Purdy's poise and pragmatism will ensure he remains relevant in the NFL for a long time.
The eventual Offensive Rookie of the Year took everyone by surprise from the get-go and it will be interesting to see which way things go for him after this stunning 4,000-plus yard, 23:5 TD-INT ratio campaign.
Goff could be higher on this list, having now put together back-to-back seasons of at least 29 touchdowns and 4,400 passing yards.
The career of the Dolphins starter continued its upward trajectory, but he did enjoy the luxury of throwing to one of the best receiver corps in the league every week.
Clearly, this ranking has to be a guess as Rodgers was not able to provide much evidence for his talent in 2023 after going down with a season-ending Achilles injury four plays into the regular season. But if it were based on pure headline-making ability alone, A-Rod would remain near the top of the tree.
Mayfield did more than just save his career this past season, he turned himself into one of the hottest commodities on the impending free-agent market. However, the signs are that the Bucs will bake again in 2024.
After three years of sitting behind Rodgers on the Green Bay bench, Love finally got to show what he could do when given the keys to the Packers offense.
No one can complain about his 4,159 regular-season passing yards plus 32 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions and a superb playoff debut win over the Cowboys in which he achieved a near-perfect passer rating of 157.2.
It was all heading in the right direction for Cousins in his contract year until that horrible season-ending Achilles injury. But he still sits near the top of the second tier of QBs due to his arm strength, accuracy and composure.
It feels like Lawrence missed an opportunity to really cement himself in the conversation to be the next great quarterback this year as all the pieces seemed to be falling into place in Jacksonville.
A down year for Herbert in Los Angeles makes him one of the big fallers on this list, but new Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh is already full of ideas about how to turn it all around.
The often-overlooked Smith threw as many touchdown passes this year as Herbert and only one fewer than Lawrence and Stroud. He also led a career-high four fourth-quarter comebacks and finished with fewer interceptions than in 2022.
Fields falls slightly from his preseason perch of No.17, although the late-season performances he produced suggest there is much more to come from him even if the next chapter of his career may unfold somewhere other than Chicago.
Murray makes it into the top 20 — just — because there is still so much unlocked potential there. His 4-4 record as a starter after almost a year out with a knee injury does not tell the full story. Murray had a 108.3 passer rating over the final three games, throwing six touchdown passes to only one interception.