Jimmy Garoppolo: starting.
Dak Prescott: starting.
Carson Wentz: ... you get the point.
Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season is here, full of even more unknowns than usual. (And that's saying something, considering that this is a pretty darn erratic league on an annual basis.) The odd deal here is that the first overall pick, Jared Goff, is not expected to play -- now or any time soon. Moreover, former No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III will be lining up under center in a real game for the first time in 21 months. Former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford is on his third team in three years. And we haven't even gotten to Case Keenum or Trevor Siemian yet.
How does this quarterback musical chairs affect the Week 1 Power Rankings? Well, make no mistake: The top teams in the NFL are steady at that all-important position. Meanwhile, recent lineup changes have caused others to drop -- in some cases, precipitously.
Before you peruse the rankings, bear in mind that I had to take into account the past, present and future. What happened last season? This offseason? And how strong will a team be, based on roster additions/subtractions? It's all accounted for here. As we get deeper into this deal, 2015 will be put out to pasture, as it should. Ditto the offseason maneuvering. Until then, let me know your thoughts: @HarrisonNFL is the place.
Let the dissension commence!
NOTE: The lineup below reflects changes from our Aug. 9 Power Rankings, posted at the outset of the preseason.