With the 2017 NFL season nearly upon us, the vast majority of the league's quarterback battles have been decided.
With a few talented rookies waiting in the wings and several significant injuries around the league, there will surely be more signal-caller drama as the season wears on, but as of now, all 32 teams have identified a preferred option.
In a league that's becoming more pass happy by the week, the quarterback position has become more vital than ever. Below, find out how all 32 starters stack up ahead of the regular season. The players listed have been ranked according to track record, fantasy viability, and projections for this year.
One thing to know: Hoyer is coming off a solid season with the Bears, but he should expect heavy scrutiny this season. The 49ers signed him as a free agent to replace the still unemployed Colin Kaepernick under center.
One thing to know: Cutler was all set to spend this fall as an on-air analyst for Fox, but an injury to Dolphins incumbent Ryan Tannehill and a $10 million deal were enough to lure him back to the NFL. His chemistry with his new receivers will play a big role in his success this year.
One thing to know: Taylor was placed in concussion protocol after being sacked during Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens. It is unclear whether he will return in time for the Bills' season opener.
One thing to know: After fading down the stretch in 2016, Wentz did his offseason training in California and delved into the Eagles' playbook in hopes of more consistent results in his sophomore season.
One thing to know: The 37-year-old is coming off a down year, experiencing dips in passing yards, completion percentage, and passer rating. The result was Palmer's first losing record since his days with the Oakland Raiders.
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One thing to know: Smith has become a poster child for the NFL's recent emphasis on short, strategic passes, posting a 64.5 completion percentage while leading the Chiefs to 11 wins in three of his four seasons in Kansas City.
One thing to know: Although he's been sidelined with a back injury for much of the summer, Flacco will be ready in time for the team's season opener against Cincinnati, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has promised.
One thing to know: After a disappointing follow-up to his 2015 MVP-winning campaign, many analysts suggested that Newton should pass more and throw less, but the Auburn product recently reaffirmedhis love for the run game.
One thing to know: Luck enjoyed a strong comeback season in 2016, but he's already run into problems this year. Thanks to a slow recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, his status for the Colts' season opener is in doubt.
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One thing to know: After finishing last season with his worst passer rating since 2007, Rivers looks ready for a rebound. He led the Chargers to three touchdowns during Sunday's preseason game against the Rams.
One thing to know: The Cowboys were one of the most run-heavy teams in the NFL last season, so running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension may force Prescott to take on an ever bigger role in Jason Garrett's offense.
One thing to know: This season could be Roethlisberger's last go-round as an NFL quarterback. In July, he expressed uncertainty about his future to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, citing his age, health, and family commitments.
One thing to know: This will be a contract year for Cousins. The Michigan State product was hit with the franchise tag in February, becoming the only quarterback in history to be tagged in consecutive years.
One thing to know: Brees threw for over 5,000 yards for the fifth time in his career last season. He's one of just five men in NFL history who have reached that single-season mark, and the only one to do it more than once.