The 5 most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL

By Randy Inman
Aug. 25, 2014

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Thanks for checking out my list of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL. As with all sports lists mine can be debated with. Feel free as always to heap praise or insults on me in the comments section below. This list is just my opinion of quarterbacks who are underrated by national media and most fans.


5 Cam Newton- Carolina Panthers


Yes this is a Panthers blog and I am a fan of the team and of Cam Newton. That being said I think Cam Newton is underrated because of his maturity issues from earlier in his career. Newton has all the maturity, talent and work ethic you want in a quarterback these days.


4 Philip Rivers- San Diego Chargers


Rivers was perhaps overrated early in his career then everybody thought he was done. Now Rivers has revitalized himself with the help of Chargers Coach Mike McCoy. Rivers is a top 10 quarterback in the NFL, maybe top 5 when he is on his game,


3 Ben Roethlisberger- Pittsburgh Steelers


Big Ben tainted his name forever in a Georgia bathroom but the man is a very good NFL quarterback. People tend to think of the Steelers as a run first team but Roethlisberger has been a heck of a passer over the last few years.


2 Russell Wilson- Seattle Seahawks


Everyone wants to call Russell Wilson a game manager that wins with the run game and defense. Well I won't downgrade Wilson for being on a good team. Russell Wilson had average to below average wide receivers last year and still did a great job in the passing game.


1 Alex Smith- Kansas City Chefs


It was hard for Alex Smith to lose the bust tag he was given in San Francisco. But if you remember before the Kaepernick mistake Smith played well at the end of his career with the 49ers. Alex Smith does not turn the ball over much and is accurate on a Chiefs team that struggles to keep Bowe playing and not suspended.