There are plenty of reasons to look forward to the 2020 NFL season, but the league’s quarterbacks might top the list. It’s hard to remember a time when there were so many exciting young signal callers, and a couple of older veterans are defying history with performances in their 40s.

Here’s a ranking of the top 10 quarterbacks for next season.

1) Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

After winning the 2018 regular-season MVP award and last season’s Super Bowl MVP award, Mahomes has his cemented spot as the NFL’s best player. Mahomes has nearly 4.5 touchdowns for every interception to go along with a combined 28-8 record in the regular season and playoffs. It’s a virtual guarantee that Kansas City will have a top-five offense with Mahomes as the starter. 

2) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Wilson has the second-best passer rating in NFL history, and he’s coming off the best season of his career. He creates something out of nothing more often than any other quarterback, willing Seattle to 11 wins last year. 

3) Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

The unanimous 2019 MVP can’t be any lower than third on this list. Jackson was virtually unstoppable in his first full season as a starter, leading the league with 36 passing touchdowns and setting a quarterback record with 1,206 rushing yards. At just 23 years old, Jackson might be an even better passer next season.

4) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Father Time is still no match for Brees, who posted a 116.3 passer rating in his age-40 season. The veteran has completed 74.4 of his passes and thrown just nine interceptions in 26 starts over the last two years.

5) Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Watson has managed to win two straight division titles with a subpar offensive line and a defense that’s been average, at best. The quarterback has less help after Houston traded DeAndre Hopkins, but the deal might only highlight just how special Watson is in 2020.

6) Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

Staying healthy has been an issue, but there’s no denying how good Wentz is when he’s on the field. Wentz was an MVP candidate a few seasons ago. He carried a group of unknown receivers to a division title last season, averaging 300 yards per game with no interceptions in a four-game winning streak from Week 14-17.

7) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers is no longer in the conversation for the league’s best quarterback with a sub-98.0 passer rating in three straight seasons. He’s also better than most signal callers, posting the best interception rate two years in a row.

8) Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Leaving one of the league’s worst group of playmakers for arguably the NFL’s best could help improve Brady’s numbers drastically. A high interception rate is usually a sign that quarterbacks are headed toward the twilight of their career, but Brady was only picked off eight times in 2019.

9) Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

He’s been aided by an elite running game and offensive line, but Prescott has to get a lot of credit for Dallas’ success since he became the starter in 2016. The quarterback is 40-24 in his career, and he’s never had a losing record in a season. Prescott was second in passing yards last season. 

10) Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Cousins might never be considered a top-tier quarterback, but he’s consistently above average. The veteran had a career-high 107.4 passer rating in 2019 and has completed close to 70% of his passes in two years with Minnesota.

Patrick Mahomes Lamar Jackson Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs shakes hands with quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens after the Chiefs defeated the Ravens 27-24 in overtime to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images