4 Most Overrated Quarterbacks in the NFL

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The NFL is one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world, but one constant is that the team with an elite quarterback usually wins more often than not. While these four players are generally viewed as franchise quarterbacks, their production seemingly tells a different story.

With that said, let's break down the four most overrated quarterbacks in the NFL.

4. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys' QB1 is arguably the most famous position in the NFL, and Dak Prescott has become overrated as a result. After posting a stellar rookie season, Prescott's play has regressed. He hasn't thrown for more than 23 touchdowns in a single season, and he only tossed 22 touchdowns last season (16th in the NFL). While Prescott is certainly well known, and he's proven he can win in two different seasons, his numbers suggest he's little more than an average quarterback.

3. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

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Jared Goff had every opportunity to shed the overrated label in the Super Bowl, but his poor play really exposed his flaws. Goff threw for 229 yards against the New England Patriots, and also tossed the interception that sealed Los Angeles' fate. Worse, he missed easy passes. Even if Goff posts gaudy numbers again in the regular season next season, he's likely going to be considered overrated until he proves he can do it in the postseason.

2. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

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Matthew Stafford is one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, but he just hasn't taken that next step. Stafford has been the Detroit Lions' starter since 2009, but he still hasn't notched a playoff win. While Stafford has posted some impressive numbers, he hasn't proven he can consistently show up in big games. Considering he's now 31 years old, he's unlikely to make a huge stride at this point in his career.

1. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

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Kirk Cousins signed a 3-year, $84 million deal in 2018 to join a Minnesota Vikings team that had just gone 13-3, and lost in the NFC Championship game. However, the offense regressed in Cousins' first year with the team, and the Vikings finished at 8-7-1. Unless Cousins can turn this team around next season, he's likely going to be viewed as the most overrated quarterback in the NFL.