When scanning the fantasy quarterback landscape for the 2021 NFL season, the depth of the position becomes readily apparent. How else can you explain that the reigning league MVP and most recent Super Bowl MVP don't even crack the top five?
Yes, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are firmly entrenched in the top 10, but these two are no longer the elite of the elite among their peers in a fantasy sense as they once were. Instead, Patrick Mahomes, a league and Super Bowl MVP in his own right, has assumed the mantle of No. 1 fantasy QB. Josh Allen, who broke through in a big way last season, isn't too far behind, with Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott, and Lamar Jackson rounding out the top five.
As appealing as any of these names are, this may truly be the season where's it wise to approach the quarterback position with patience on draft day. Because it's certainly not out of the question that someone like Ryan Tannehill or Joe Burrow or rookies Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields wind up as a top-10 fantasy QB when all is said and done, even if they aren't drafted as one.