While there's still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the 2020 NFL season, there's no doubt who leads off the fantasy football quarterback rankings. The list begins with a pair of MVPs in Lamar Jackson (league) and Patrick Mahomes (Super Bowl), but there are plenty of other appealing options behind them.
Those start with Dak Prescott, who is coming off of a 4,900-yard, 30-TD season. Then there's Russell Wilson, who has been as productive over the past several years as any of his peers, and Deshaun Watson, who was responsible for 33 total touchdowns last season. And we certainly can't forget about Drew Brees, the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, or Matt Ryan, who has averaged more than 4,500 yards and 28 touchdowns over the past eight seasons.
There's also Kyler Murray, the dual-threat who many believe is on the verge of a Jackson-esque breakthrough and an old guy named Tom Brady, who is getting a fresh start with Tampa Bay. Everyone is eager to see what Brady can accomplish running Bruce Arians' pass-happy offense with the weapons he's inheriting, including former teammate Rob Gronkowski. But is this the year Father Time finally catches up to the soon-to-be 43-year-old?
The good news for those leery of Brady showing signs of age is that Josh Allen, Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, and Matthew Stafford are just a few of the peers ranked immediately after him. Some may even be willing to take a chance on Cam Newton, who could be Brady's replacement in New England following his release earlier this offseason by Carolina. The 2015 NFL MVP is eager to prove everyone wrong after injuries limited him to just two games last season and he had to wait until late June to sign a one-year, prove-it deal with the Patriots.
And we can't forget about another Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick, Joe Burrow. After his historic season leading LSU to a national title while putting up eye-popping numbers, what can Burrow do leading the Bengals offense? He'll no doubt be one of, if not the, first picks in dynasty leagues but considering all the established names in front of him, it's entirely possible that Burrow may go undrafted in a seasonal or non-keeper format. To put it another way, this season's fantasy QB landscape can be described in one word — deep.