Sep
29
2020

Quarterback Digest Week 4 Rankings: Shoot Outs Pay Off

Hello NFL fans and welcome to your weekly home for all things quarterbacks. Here at the QB Retreat, we power rank every NFL starting quarterback (sometimes quarterback duo) and discuss why they rise and fall from week-to-week.

Without further ado, lets kick this thing off in the North West corner of the United States.

Top 10

1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

At the end of the day, production and big wins will get players pushed up these rankings on a weekly basis and Wilson’s five-touchdown performance against Dallas this week can not go ignored.

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Youngest quarterback to 10,000 passing yards and an MVP showing in a Monday Night Football victory over Lamar Jackson and the Ravens? Enough said.

3. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Despite the loss to the Chiefs, Jackson is still the best true offensive weapon in the NFL and his improved passing will continue to make him a top-level quarterback in the league.

4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

MVP Rodgers is back in action and has the Packers among the top of the NFC once again. Wilson sits atop this list, but Rodgers’ performance through three weeks has put pressure on who really is the best in the conference.

5. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

There’s still not a ton of faith here in Allen’s ability to show up every week and really take Buffalo over the top into deep playoff contention, but his comeback performance over the Jared Goff-led Rams had a certain 2018 Chiefs-Rams feel to it.

6. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Despite the loss, Goff’s three accredited touchdowns and 321 passing yards sit well for a Rams team that is looking to return to it’s more competent form after a weak 2019 campaign.

7. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Brees constantly gets called out for the lack of true arm strength and dwindling skill, which are all valid, but three touchdowns and a very clean game should be commended. Losing to Rodgers and the white-hot Packers is not a knock on Brees here.

8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Yet another year and another week where Prescott does his best to highlight two different personalities on the field. In one sense, his three touchdowns, 472 passing yards, and distribution to eight different receivers is MVP level, but it comes along with two interceptions and several other “bone head” moments.

9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan, like Prescott, has so many amazing moments and true top tier plays that warrant a high ranking, but one touchdown and losing to the Mitch Trubisky/Nick Foles combo is inexcusable from what some may consider a “future Hall of Fame quarterback”.

10. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Probably the second most athletically gifted quarterback in the NFL, Murray’s lack of control and poise was on full display this week and he’ll need to hone that in to continue being featured in the top-10 of this list.

Middle Tier

11. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Watson is far better than the rest of the team, which continues to limit his ceiling and weekly productivity.

12. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben isn’t the Ben of old, but he’s getting the Steelers in position to win on a weekly basis.

13. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Tannehill continues his weekly Alex Smith impressions and, thus, the Titans are easy picks to win in most weeks.

14. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

The Lions are simply not good enough and Stafford has been ill-equipped to carry a team that can not figure out what winning football looks like.

15. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tompa Bay is off and rolling it would seem, but beating the limping Broncos by only 18 points isn’t the pure dominance that some foresaw when Brady headed to Florida.

The Rest

16. Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts

17. Cam Newton, New England Patriots

18. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

19. Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers

20. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

21. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins

22. Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars

23. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

24. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

25. Mitch Trubisky/Nick Foles, Chicago Bears

26. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

27. Dwayne Haskins, Washinton Football Team

28. Nick Mullins, San Francisco 49ers

29. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

30. Sam Darnold, New York Jets

31. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

32. Jeff Driskel/Brett Rypien, Denver Broncos


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