Over the last month, former NFL quarterback and current NBC analyst Chris Simms has revealed his annual top 40 quarterbacks list on his podcast "Chris Simms Unbuttoned."
Across nine episodes -- all of which are available to listen to on Audacy -- Simms worked his way from 40-1, creating quite a bit of debate:
Below is a look at the ranking of each of the top 40 quarterbacks in the sport, including excerpts from some of the insight Simms had on the top 25:
No. 40: Drew Lock, Seattle Seahawks
No. 39: Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 38: Teddy Bridgewater, Miami Dolphins
No. 37: Gardner Minshew, Philadelphia Eagles
No. 36: Tyrod Taylor, New York Giants
No. 35: Davis Mills, Houston Texans
No. 34: Tyler Huntley, Baltimore Ravens
No. 33: Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks
No. 32: Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers
No. 31: Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
No. 30: Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
No. 29: Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
No. 28: Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons
No. 27: Mitchell Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 26: Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
No. 25: Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles -- "I was wrong last year."
No. 24: Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars -- "He made me say 'Wow' the least out of the rookies."
No. 23: Justin Fields, Chicago Bears -- "He basically said 'Chris Simms, shut up and look at this.'"
No. 22: Zach Wilson, New York Jets -- "He was managed the least out of these [first-year] QBs."
No. 21: Daniel Jones, New York Giants -- "When his team wasn't totally overwhelmed, he played pretty well."
No. 20: Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers -- "If he's a better QB than Trey Lance right now, why shouldn't the 49ers stick with him?"
No. 19: Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders -- "He has top 10 talent, but it's his last chance."
No. 18: Mac Jones, New England Patriots: "Maybe the best rookie decision-maker that I've ever seen."
No. 17: Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns: "It's a game-changing arm."
No. 16: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings -- "[He's the] ultimate system QB ... it's the sexiness that lacks."
No. 15: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans -- "He plays within a system, but he can bring something to the system too."
No. 14: Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts -- "You don't realize how good he is until you turn on the f---ing film."
No. 13: Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns -- "I don't know what to make of him."
No. 12: Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals -- "He runs like a slot receiver and can make all the throws. But in the pocket is still a question mark."
No. 11: Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders -- "He's become the ultimate sheriff. Tell me, what is the negative about Derek Carr?"
No. 10: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens -- Despite Jackson angrily tweeting at him earlier this month, Simms remains high on the former NFL MVP
No. 9: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys -- "His toughness in the pocket is what separates him."
No. 8: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- "He is the GOAT. I've changed my stance."
No. 7: Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos -- "Will Nathaniel Hackett change his game?"
No. 6: Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams -- "The guy has always been a Super Bowl QB, and finally got a team to match."
No. 5: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers -- Rodgers has won back-to-back NFL MVPs, and four total in his career. One more would tie him with Peyton Manning for the most in league history.
No. 4: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals -- "He went to the Super Bowl with the worst offensive line in the history of the sport."
No. 3: Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers -- "Probably the best pure thrower of the football in the NFL."
No. 2: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs -- "He's an incredible scrambler, but why he's No. 2 is him in the pocket this year  was not good. ... It was not good for his standards. And there were a few games where it where I would go 'It was not good for actually for a lot of quarterback standards.'"
No. 1: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills -- "But Josh Allen is the best quarterback in the NFL right now, there is no doubt. He is the guy I would take right off the bat. No one is asked to do more for their team, or carry their team more on a weekly basis than Josh Allen."