The 2024 NFL season is still several weeks away. There is still so much time for everyone to debate about the best NFL QBs before the new campaign comes around, and that's exactly what former NFL stars Shannon Sharpe and Chad Johnson recently did. The two revealed their top five quarterbacks based on the 2023 season. While both have Kansas City Chiefs superstar signal-caller Patrick Mahomes atop their respective lists, it got wildly different beyond that.

“I would take Mahomes, Lamar [Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens]. I would take C.J. Stroud [Houston Texans], Jordan Love [Green Bay Packers], Josh Allen [Buffalo Bills], revealed Sharpe, who played in the NFL from 1990 to 2003 and won three Super Bowl titles.

Johnson, meanwhile, said “My five would be Patrick Mahomes, my two would be Joe Burrow [Cincinnati Bengals], and after that, I'd probably go Lamar Jackson. ”

“My four and five, it's kinda interchangeable. I like Jordan Love, I can have Jordan Love there. I can have Jalen Hurts [Philadelphia Eagles] there at four. Dak [Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys] has to go in that top five or what he's done, Johnson added.

Mahomes was just sixth last season with 4,183 passing yards to go with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but at the end of the day, winning a Super Bowl ring matters. Interestingly enough, neither of the top two passing leaders in 2023 did not appear on Sharpe's or Johnson's list.

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins, who paced the league with 4,624 passing yards and Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions (4,575) yards were both left off. Another intriguing aspect of the list was Jackson being just the No. 2 quarterback for Sharpe and just third for Johnson despite the dual-threat QB winning the 2023 NFL MVP award.

Johnson has Burrow ranked second, though, one could surmise that the former NFL wide receiver had Burrow as some sort of a homer pick. After all, Johnson played 10 of his 11 seasons in the NFL with the Bengals.

Fans react to Sharpe's and Johnson's top NFL QBs list

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium
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Ranking NFL QBs will always be a surefire way to garner reactions from football fans, and the comments to Sharpe's and Johnson's opinions reflect that.

“If Josh Allen isn’t in your top three I don’t wanna hear you,” said X (the social media platform formerly known as Twitter) said.

“No way tua is off this list… y’all a JOKE 🐬🆙” said @noswimzone.

“Joe Burrow is a top 5 QB. Jordan love is not better than him,” commented @BrandonConnor12.

“Shannon 😂Dak was runner up for MVP he should of won. LJ team hell we saw Huntley make pro bowl w/that team
Love had a 8 game stretch. Josh lead the league in turnovers they took the ball out his hands and focused on the run. CJ solid Rookie campaign but Daks was better,” fired @Bighud555.

“So Chad just not watching the games I guess?” shared @gv49ers.

From @ivolocity: “Jared Goff gets no respect man😐🤦🏿‍♂️'s always a popularity contest and nothing else…it's cool though..the clap back is so real.”

Via@EarleofSports: “Justin Herbert will reclaim his spot on this list because he finally has a legit coach.”

“hell nah love shouldn't be on this list.. good talent but giving him now is actually insane,” chimed in @HeckkerJason49.

“😂😂😂 if it’s based off 2023 and Brock Purdy isn’t number 2 at least it’s invalid,”per