Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The NFL’s top four scoring teams remain in the 2019 NFL playoffs, so not surprisingly, some of the league’s best quarterbacks are still fighting to reach Super Bowl LIII. The MVP favorite, a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback and the greatest quarterback of all time will all take the field in the conference championship games.

Who is the best quarterback left in the postseason? Let’s rank Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees and Jared Goff.

1) Patrick Mahomes

It doesn’t matter that he’s only in his second NFL season and his first year as a starter. Mahomes is the best quarterback in football, and he’ll likely hold that title for the next several years. The 23-year-old had a historic regular season when he became the third player in history to throw 50 touchdown passes. He’s the easy choice for MVP and leads the league’s best offense. Mahomes has come through in big moments time and time again this season, and there’s no doubt he’s set to make some more spectacular plays in the playoffs.

2) Tom Brady

You can’t put Brady any lower than second on this list. Sure, the quarterback’s numbers were down in the regular season, but it’d be silly to doubt him in the playoffs. Just look at what he did in Sunday’s game against a Chargers’ team that most of the public picked to challenge the Patriots: Brady completed 77.3 percent of his passes for 343 yards in a dominant 41-point performance. The 41-year-old is only a year removed from an MVP season that saw him throw for 505 yards in the Super Bowl, and he might be healthier than he has been in a while.

3) Drew Brees

There are plenty of people that would have Brees first on this list, and that’s certainly not crazy. Despite turning 40 years old this week, Brees was the second-best quarterback in the regular season. He led the NFL in passer rating, completion percentage and touchdown-to-interception ratio. Considering how well New Orleans’ offense plays at home, he might be the quarterback most likely to have a monstrous performance in the conference title game. Brees has a 100.9 passer rating in 14 career playoff games.

4) Jared Goff

Goff is a distant fourth when discussing the best quarterbacks left in the playoffs. The quarterback was great in the first three months of the season, but his performance hasn’t been nearly as impressive since December, especially against good teams. Goff is still looking to have his first good playoff game. He had a 77.9 passer rating in last year’s postseason, and he was limited to 186 yards and a 74.4 rating in Saturday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Rams ran for 273 yards in the divisional round, and Goff will have to step up in order for Los Angeles to win the NFC Championship Game.