The most well-known and prominent position in the NFL is undoubtedly that of the quarterback, as they are often seen as the team leader and the person whose talent, leadership, and style of play can lead a team to win the Super Bowl or be a failure.
Therefore, in the era of social media, it is not surprising that many of the most followed players are precisely quarterbacks. If stars like Terry Bradshaw, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, or John Elway had played in the social media era, they might have had millions of followers and would have been among the most popular on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or any other, although the first is the most popular.
Currently, the life and career of the most popular QBs are usually published in videos, posts, or comments that they and their teams usually post on various social networks, so we will analyze who are the active quarterbacks with the most followers.
A special mention deserves the recently retired Tom Brady, who in the era of social media became the king of them. So far, Brady has 13.8 million followers.
Who are the most popular QBs on social media?
1. Patrick Mahomes
The two-time champion with the Kansas City Chiefs is the QB with the most followers on Instagram, with 5.6 million. He is also one of the most followed on Twitter with 2.4 million followers. On his account, Mahomes usually posts achievements he has with the team and more personal images with his family, particularly his wife Brittany.
2. Russell Wilson
The Denver Broncos QB is Mahomes’ main rival, with 5.4 million followers. Although he did not have a good season in 2022, Wilson has been a Super Bowl-winning QB and a very committed social activist, which has earned him a good number of followers.
3. Joe Burrow
The young QB of the Cincinnati Bengals is still on the rise. After taking his team to the Super Bowl and almost winning it against the Rams, in addition to being Mahomes’ nemesis, Burrow has earned a good number of followers thanks to his youth and style. He currently has 3.8 million followers on Instagram.
4. Lamar Jackson
The controversial and temperamental QB of the Baltimore Ravens has 3.2 million followers on IG, and it is not for nothing. With new additions to the team, as well as the signing of his new contract, it is expected that Lamar will have a good season and make the Ravens contenders, which will surely translate into more followers.
5. Dak Prescott
The criticized quarterback of the America’s Team is the fifth most followed, with 2.2 million on IG. Dak has just won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, and his tireless social work has won him the sympathy of many. Surely if he leads his Cowboys to the Super Bowl, his bonuses will grow.