The NFL offseason has hit a dead zone as many would call it. The hype of the NFL draft is over, free agency is long gone, and many fans are patiently waiting for training camp in July. The NFL has changed in the past few seasons, as it now a league of passing. Having a QB on your team is very important in football, as he is the center of your team. With some QBs retiring, some returning from injury, and some moving to a new place, teams will need to decide which QB they want to run their team. The upcoming season is shaping up to be an awesome year in the NFL, especially at the QB position.

Every position has their top tier QBs, and these are the Top 5 QBs coming into the 2017 NFL season.

Tom Brady

This was a no brainer pick. Tom Brady is coming off a dominant season in where he only played in four games due to a suspension for his role in deflategate. That had no effect on him, as he shredded opposing defenses throwing for 3554 yards, 28 touchdowns, and only 2 interceptions. Brady showed his quickness in the pocket on multiple occasions, allowing him to find open receivers down the field. Let's not forget his masterful Super Bowl comeback against the Falcons either. Brady has most of his receivers returning and a new and improved defense. Brady hasn't lost a step going into his 40s and he will look to have another MVP-caliber year.

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is coming off a season only Aaron Rodgers can have. Rodgers carried his team by himself, rattling off five straight wins and getting his team into the playoffs. The Rodgers magic was real last season, throwing for over 4000 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Rodgers showed off his arm talent on many occasions, dropping yet another Hail Mary bomb last years against the Giants in their wild-card playoff game.

Rodgers is coming into this year in the best shape of his life and with a defense that can actually stop opponents this year. Rodgers is coming back better than ever and teams should be very scared to see him across from them.

Derek Carr

Derek Carr is coming into this season fully healthy after breaking a bone in his leg late last season.

Before that injury, Carr was leading the MVP race. Carr led the Raiders to a 12-4 record season and giving them their first playoffs berth in over 10 years. Carr was the key piece in the Raiders' offense, passing for almost 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. He had a 64 percent completion percentage, showing that he can make the accurate pass. He was a leader in the fourth quarter, helping his team come back from deficits that many QBs wouldn't be able to handle. With the same core on offense and the addition of Marshawn Lynch, Carr will have an even better chance at grabbing the MVP trophy he lost last season.

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is coming off an MVP year with Atlanta. Ryan led the Falcons all the way to the Super Bowl but ended up choking and losing the game in OT.

Ryan almost threw for 5000 yards last season and helped Julio Jones get 300 receiving yards in one game. Ryan's passing off the play action was marvelous, making defenders wait that extra second which created separation for his receivers. He also completed 70 percent of his passes, and they weren't all short passes either. He was making downfield throws and putting the ball in the right place for his receivers. Ryan will need to put the Super Bowl loss behind him and use that energy into putting on another MVP performance this season.

Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger didn't even know if he was going to return to football until a few weeks ago. He played very great football last season, completing 64 percent of his passes and throwing 29 touchdowns.

Ben missed some time last season due to a knee injury, which raises concern. Ben has played consistently throughout his career, and he now has new weapons at his disposal. With Martavis Bryant coming off suspension and Bell and Brown returning, Big Ben is set to have another great season for Pittsburgh.

These QBs are coming into the season with much upside. The league has changed and passing is the name of the game. These teams are lucky to have these top tier QBs on their roster, as they can win a few games for them by themselves. The NFL season seems like it's far away, but the fun is just getting started.