Ranking the Six Most Mobile Quarterbacks in the NFL

6. Ben Roethlisberger

“Big Ben” is easily one of the most versatile QBs is the game right now. Forget the scandal, and look at him as a football player. You must agree that he is simply amazing and talented. His discipline to stay in the pocket and be a “traditional” quarterback has him all the way at number six, but nevertheless he has great mobility and isn’t afraid to take the hit.

Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (6) carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

5. Terrelle Pryor

Being the second fastest player on this list, TP is extremely gifted in his athletic ability. He has a cannon for an arm and is faster than most running backs. Even though he doesn’t see the field much (but he will soon), he’s one of the best mobile quarterbacks in the game.

4. Colin Kaepernick

This young man arrived on the scene last year, and boy did he arrive in style. The dual-threat quarterback has all the attributes and more to play the position (proven at NFL Combine by running a 4.5 second 40-yard dash). Being a former high school pitcher, he has a gunslinger for an arm. He was even drafted into the major leagues coming out of high school but decided to go to college and play football. That decision payed off.

3. Mike Vick

Former Falcons mega-star Michael Vick plays like he is dipped in oil and covered in butter. He is that slippery and hard to tackle. Injury-prone the last two years, Vick hasn’t been able to produce the kind of numbers that normally crowd his statline. That’s what has him all the way down at number three.

2. Cam Newton

The former Auburn great has one of the best dual-threat abilities in the league. His uncanny arm strength and gaudy ability to throw the ball on the run puts him on this list, but due to his teams recent lack of success, he is not number one.

1. Robert Griffin III

Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles away from Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Not much needs to be said, but look at last season’s stats: 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, leading his team to the playoffs. Coming off of a torn ACL, Griffin may not be as mobile as before, but he has the finesse and speed to be the most mobile quarterback in the NFL.

Topics: Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

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  • loverpoint

    I put #1Griffin, #2 Newton, #3 Kaepernick.
    Roethlisberger should not even be on this list, he is big and strong enough to avoid being tackled, that does not make him mobile. If Terrell Pryor is so gifted you would think he’d be the starting QB for the Raiders, or maybe they should trade him?
    Why would I be reluctant to put Vick on the list? How truly mobile are you if you are always getting hurt, plus the number of turnovers he commits.
    Griffin put up great rushing numbers for a QB, but I doubt his coach will be encouraging him to run in the near future. Lets see how mobile he is in 2013.
    The top 3 as far as yards per carry are Jake Locker 7.1 ypc, Robert Griffin 6.8 ypc, and Colin Kaepernick 6.6 ypc. ( that is QB’s with at least 40 rushing attempts).
    Newton rushed 127 times and Griffin rushed for 120 times. Wilson rushed for 93 times. Kaepernick 63 and Vick 62, yet you have Vick ahead of Kaepernick?
    I would also put Aaron Rodgers on the list, he has the worst offensive line, yet he is the highest rated QB, that would not happen without mobility.

  • ahrcshaw

    Stats do not count much, winning games does and this list is based on that. RGIII is first because he is from a huge media market, and the Redskins, So it is a publicity thing, kind of like Tebow and he didn’t even get an honorary mention.