August 2023

The Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks as Chosen by the People

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We present to you the top 10 NFL quarterbacks as chosen by the people, based on metrics that include social following and other popularity criteria.

These elite signal-callers have not only dazzled us on the field but have also won over hearts and minds off the gridiron. Super Bowl champions, MVP awards, Heisman trophies, and performing on the highest stage aren't enough to get the vote of the people, but they definitely help.

For the outliers without the success to match their rankings, it's likely due to their marketability and locations, with certain locations and schools providing a boost that smaller schools and cities cannot provide. And marketability can always be improved with a little online creativity and active engagement with fans.

Based upon our research, it doesn't take much to stand out due to most of the quarterbacks having very stale, corporate style accounts tailored to brand partnerships and maintaining a sterile image, yet the opposite seems to be what's most valuable for endorsements, showcasing a personality and being polarizing.

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Do the people get it right? Success is the most consistent indicator, but what explains the outliers?

Russell Wilson

1x Super Bowl Champion, 2x Super Bowl Appearance

Seattle Seahawks' star quarterback, Russell Wilson, takes the top spot. Known for his electrifying plays and charismatic personality, Wilson has amassed a massive social following and continues to win over fans worldwide.

Aaron Rodgers

1x Super Bowl Champion, 4x MVP

Green Bay Packers' maestro, Aaron Rodgers, secures the second position. With his unparalleled skill set and impressive career achievements, Rodgers has earned the admiration of fans and fellow athletes alike.

Patrick Mahomes

2x Super Bowl Champion, 2x MVP

Kansas City Chiefs' phenom, Patrick Mahomes, is a force to be reckoned with. His exciting playing style and incredible arm talent have garnered him a dedicated fan base and social media stardom.

Joe Burrow

1x Superbowl Appearance

Cincinnati Bengals' young gun, Joe Burrow, is a rising star in the NFL. Despite being relatively new to the league, Burrow's impressive performances and endearing personality have endeared him to fans.

Lamar Jackson

1x MVP

Baltimore Ravens' dynamic quarterback, Lamar Jackson, showcases the power of dual-threat athleticism. His electrifying playing style and down-to-earth persona have made him a fan favorite.

Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys' signal-caller, Dak Prescott, commands the sixth position. Despite facing challenges with injuries, Prescott's resilience and on-field brilliance have endeared him to fans.

Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans' star quarterback, Deshaun Watson, is celebrated for his agility and clutch performances. His on-field heroics and active social media presence have earned him a devoted following.

Baker Mayfield

Cleveland Browns' charismatic quarterback, Baker Mayfield, secures the eighth spot. With his confident demeanor and exciting playing style, Mayfield continues to amass fans across the NFL.

Jalen Hurts

1x Super Bowl Appearance

Philadelphia Eagles' rising star, Jalen Hurts, claims the ninth position. His athleticism and leadership qualities have made him a favorite among both Eagles' faithful and neutral fans.

Josh Allen

Buffalo Bills' quarterback, Josh Allen, rounds up the top 10. Known for his cannon arm and stellar performances, Allen has gained significant popularity both on and off the field.

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As the NFL continues to grow in popularity, these quarterbacks showcase not only their incredible talent on the field but also their ability to connect with fans through social media and other platforms.

From thrilling plays to heartfelt interactions with supporters, these top 10 NFL quarterbacks have solidified their places in the hearts of fans and as some of the most beloved athletes in the sports world.


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