23. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ryan Fitzpatrick is that quarterback who is stuck between being too good to be just a backup quarterback, but not really good enough to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Although after his performance in 2016, it’s debatable as to whether we should think he’s good backup quarterback as well. He finished with a passer rating of 69.6 and a quarterback rating of 37.9, both of which were his worst since his rookie season. His 17 interceptions — in only 14 games — was not only the second-highest total of his career, but the third-highest total in the NFL last season.
22. Eli Manning, New York Giants
There’s no two ways about it: the sun is setting on the career of the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback. In 2017, Manning is on pace to finish with his second-worst passer rating and quarterback rating since 2007, and he’s already tied his career-high in fumbles just 11 games into the season. More importantly, he’s been as big a factor in the 1-10 record that his Giants are sporting as any, regardless of what his receiver situation may be. We might be getting to the point where the Giants will play rookie quarterback Davis Webb, to determine what the future of the team is at quarterback — without Manning.
21. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
Don’t let the Jaguars’ winning record fool you: they’re winning games in spite of the performance of Blake Bortles. In fact, in three of Jacksonville’s first five games this season, Bortles registered quarterback ratings of less than 58 in three of those games. He’s even thrown less touchdown passes than Aaron Rodgers, who hasn’t played in game since mid-October. Bortles is on pace to throw for the lowest interception total of his career, but it’s doubtful that he’s ever going to look like the quarterback who threw for 4,400+ yards and 35 touchdowns in 2015. That season was just a mirage.