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Mike Sando's QB Tiers for 2021

This is one of my favorite pieces every offseason: Mike Sando's annual poll for The Athletic of general managers, coaches, and other executives on the veteran starting quarterbacks in the league. Sando's process is brilliant in its simplicity: he asks each participant to rank quarterbacks from Tier 1 (best) to Tier 5 (worst), but he gets enough opinions around the league that granularity emerges in the results.

There are few surprises at the top, where Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes were unanimous Tier 1 selections, followed closely by Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. The names at the bottom—Drew Lock, Tyrod Taylor, Taysom Hill, and the Eagles combo of Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco—are also expected.