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)
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)
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)
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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