AFC East QB power rankings after the preseason

Mac Jones has the keys to the car, but where does he stand among his AFC East peers?
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2. Aaron Rodgers, Jets

Last year, we witnessed what seemed like a bit of a downtick in Aaron Rodgers' performance. We weren't used to seeing him off on so many throws. Now, that makes it sound like he was consistently not himself, which isn't true. However, Rodgers has historically been so accurate and so decisive with his passes that even the few bad throws, here and there, seemed amplified last season.

Now with a new team after so long in Green Bay, Rodgers has looked rejuvenated throughout the offseason and preseason action. He has a new, up-and-coming weapon in Garrett Wilson and two highly-capable running backs to work with in Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook.

Based on last season, alone, I would have Rodgers at no. 3 on this list because of how good Tua played in 2022. However, these are the post-preseason power rankings and how the quarterbacks look right this second.

With Rodgers' newfound energy and excitement revolving around his new Jets team and teammates, it would not shock me to see him go out and throw well over 4,000 yards and anywhere from 35-40 touchdowns on the year. And, if he does something along those lines, don't be surprised to see the Jets in contention for a Super Bowl (yes, it hurts to write that statement).