Aaron Rodgers.

The five best quarterbacks in the NFL right now

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The NFL season has started and fans around the world can rejoice at football finally being back on our screens after so long away.

Now that football has returned we can all get back to our favorite past-time, debating which players and teams are better than others. And we're jumping in with the fun, by ranking the best quarterbacks in the league right now.

5 - Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints star makes it onto the list after showing that he definitely still has it in 2015. Brees is a force of nature, a man who really doesn't seem to be affected by old Father Time. 


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Brees was exceptional in 2015, completing nearly 70% of his passes and ending the year only 130 yards away from breaking the 5,000-yard barrier for the fifth time in his career. The Saints should be perennial contenders with Brees at the helm but he is constantly let down by the New Orleans defense. He's still an absolute star though and is well deserving of making the list.

4 - Russell Wilson

Three Pro Bowls, two NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl ring. Russell Wilson hasn't had a bad career for a third-round quarterback who was considered too short and not as good as Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden and Brock Osweiler. 

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The Seahawks man under center is practically perfect in every way. He throws like the greats, reads defenses like Payton Manning and can use his legs to get out of difficult situations and run for a hundred yards. Combine that with 34 TD's to just 8 picks and it becomes impossible to say he's not elite.

3 - Cam Newton

The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player only comes in at number three. Cam Newton is a damn fine quarterback and nobody is doubting that. Arguably, he is the prototype for everything one could possibly want under center. Strong and smart, powerful yet deft of touch, Newton really does have it all.

Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos

Unfortunately for Cam, his accuracy does sometimes let him down, with his completion percentage around 10% less than the other names on this list. But that doesn't matter when you can still dominate the rest of the league. If his accuracy was up around the 68% mark, Newton would be far and away at the top on his own.

2 - Tom Brady

The fact that Tom Brady is still the second best quarterback in football defies logic. The man is 39-years-old and has shown absolutely no signs of ever slowing down. If you were to tell me that Brady starts in New England until he's 45, I would not be shocked. 

Brady had a storming season for the Patriots last year, brushing off the Deflategate drama to throw 4,770 passing yards and 36 touchdowns, while being picked off on just seven occasions. Brady is one of the greatest of all-time and somehow is still playing like it.

New England Patriots v Carolina Panthers

And the winner is...

1 - Aaron Rodgers

Is it really a surprise? Aaron Rodgers is the best of the best, the supreme numero uno at the quarterback position in football right now. Despite a poor - by his standards - 2015 season, Rodgers is still the deadliest player in the NFL. Any defensive mix-up is capitalized upon and he extends plays like no other.

The Green Bay offense is his and his alone. There's not really much else to say about him. Aaron Rodgers is the best. That's it.

Green Bay Packers v Jacksonville Jaguars

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