1. CARSON WENTZ QB, EAGLES
2017 PFF Grade: 87.6
PFF Elite Stat: Wentz fielded an 81.7 passer rating under pressure, fourth-highest among the league’s quarterbacks.
Wentz hit the ground running in the debut season a year ago with some stellar performances early in his rookie year, but then his play took a nose-dive as the year wore on, and heading into Year 2, his play was far from a given. He didn’t just get back to that early form, but surpassed it and set about putting together an MVP caliber season before going down injured late in the year.
Found in our exclusive PFF QB Annual: Wentz was on another level when it came to third-down play this season, and his 87.6 overall PFF grade ranked fifth at the end of the season, representing almost a 10-point jump from his first year. It took until the final week of the season for anybody to surpass the 33 touchdown passes that Wentz tossed in a little less than 13 complete games. And while his passing under pressure had been an issue as a rookie, he threw eight touchdowns to just one interception when hurried this year: