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Quarterback Power Rankings: Week 5 Edition

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.

For the preseason edition, click here. For the Week 1 edition, click here. Click here for Week 2’s edition. Click here for Week 3’s edition. For Week 4, click here.

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
Hi. I am an avid football, baseball, and basketball fan with an eye on historical trends in each sport.
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