Quarterback Power Rankings: Week 5 Edition

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With a tumultuous off-season, many teams hinge their playoff hopes on their quarterback. With 32 starting quarterbacks, it is only natural to make a quarterback power rankings to track players throughout the season. Some will rise. Some will fall.

Here is the sixth edition of the quarterback power rankings.

No. 32: Kyle Allen, Washington Football Team (Last Week: Not Included)

Allen is a mess.

No. 31: Joe Flacco, New York Jets (Last Week: Not Included)

Flacco is no longer good at football.

No. 30: Daniel Jones, New York Giants (-3)

Jones had a solid week, but he still turns the ball over at an obscene rate.

No. 29: Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (-11)

The Browns are succeeding despite Mayfield.

No. 28: Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (Last Week: Not Included)

Garoppolo was hurt, but he struggled mightily against the Dolphins.

No. 27: Nick Foles, Chicago Bears (-1)

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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 08: Chicago Bears Quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws the football in game action during a NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 8th, 2020, at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Foles and the Bears won, but he only had to lead field-goal drives in the second half to beat Tampa Bay.

No. 26: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (+2)

Fitzpatrick had one of those “Fitzmagic” games, clobbering the 49ers.

No. 25: Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (-10)

Rivers was terrible against the Browns.

No. 24: Drew Lock, Denver Broncos (Last Week: Not Included)

Lock’s return to the lineup comes against the Patriots. Uh-oh.

No. 23: Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys (Last Week: Not Included)

With Dak Prescott gone for the year, Dalton will step in. He should be good enough especially with the surrounding weapons.

No. 22: Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (-3)

Minshew Mania is quickly dying off.

No. 21: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (+0)

Ryan would be a trade target, but he has not been particularly great in 2020.

No. 20: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (+0)

Stafford and the Lions were on bye in Week 5.

No. 19: Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (+4)

Wentz is slowly coming back to the mean.

No. 18: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (+4)

Cousins had a good performance in Seattle.

No. 17: Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (+0)

Murray and the Cardinals beat the Jets.

No. 16: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (-3)

Brees has had his ebbs and flows. It would be nice for Michael Thomas to come back.

No. 15: Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (+9)

Herbert is generating Offensive Rookie of the Year buzz after another strong game.

No. 14: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals: (-4)

Burrow was baffled by Baltimore’s blitzes.

No. 13: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (-8)

Jackson has regressed in all regards from his special 2019 season.

No. 12: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (+2)

Roethlisberger has been statistically sound in 2020.

No. 11: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4)

Brady forgot what down it was, and he falls four spots in the quarterback power rankings.

No. 10: Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (+2)

Watson and the Texans broke into the win column finally.

No. 9: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (-6)

Allen had a 2019-style performance, and his MVP shine is wearing off.

No. 8: Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers (+8)

Bridgewater has been great for the Panthers.

No. 7: Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (+18)

Henry Ruggs came back, and Carr was dynamic.

No. 6: Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (+5)

Goff has been one of the best statistical quarterbacks.

No. 5: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (-1)

Mahomes had his fair share of elite throws on Sunday, but he also had some of his worst throws of the season.

No. 4: Cam Newton, New England Patriots (+4)

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 27: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots gestures during a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Newton and the Patriots were on bye in Week 5.

No. 3: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (+6)

Tannehill was elite against the Bills. Over his Tennessee career, his stats are comparable to Mahomes.

No. 2: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (-1)

Wilson led a do-or-die, game-winning drive to beat the Vikings, but he would not have needed it if he had played well in the first three quarters.

No. 1: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (+1)

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – OCTOBER 05: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers speaks to the media after beating the Atlanta Falcons 30-16 at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Rodgers should be the MVP front-runner, and he has been the best quarterback in the NFL.

Stay tuned for next week’s edition of the quarterback power rankings.

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Ryan Potts is an avid football and baseball fan. He covers the NFL and Major League Baseball, focusing on the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Braves.