NFL quarterback rankings 2021 – How all 32 teams’ QBs stack up and weekly big takeaways

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We are as a result of a few months of the 2021 season, and numerous quarterbacks ongoing their early-season elite perform in Week 3, including the Raiders’ Derek Carr, the Rams’ Matthew Stafford (our existing Whole QBR chief), the Vikings’ Kirk Cousins and the Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater. But we also saw uneven performances from the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts and the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger.

On a weekly basis throughout the season, I will price my latest assurance in each quarterback’s perform. Who is unstoppable and in the MVP conversation? Who is having difficulties and demands to come across consistency? Who is soaring, and who is falling, soon after each week’s game slate? Which rookies are exceeding expectations, and which veterans are foremost their offenses to playoff contention? And recall, this is centered on the current, not potential possible.

Correct backups will not be included, while teams with many genuine beginning possibilities could possibly have many QBs shown in the rankings. Backups in line to enjoy for injured starters will also be rated. The checklist will be accompanied each individual week with some of the greatest takeaways and lingering feelings from the new performances beneath centre, which include what both the tape and quantities say about some of the game’s commencing quarterbacks. Listed here are this week’s QB rankings and some notes relating to the position.

Last updated: Sept. 29

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Rankings | Week 3 takeaways

Tannenbaum’s current QB rankings

Most significant takeaways from Week 3

  • The prime 7 QBs in my rankings — Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford, Josh Allen, Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray — are interchangeable to me. It truly is protected to say any NFL crew would be thrilled to have any just one of them underneath middle correct now. But the quarterback who keeps knocking on the door and just isn’t much away from this team is the Raiders’ Derek Carr. He experienced the throw of the week in my brain, which is indicating anything looking at how unstoppable Rodgers appeared on Sunday evening. With 2:43 remaining in additional time against Miami, Carr hit a second-and-15 move to receiver Bryan Edwards for 34 yards. Edwards experienced just .6 yards of separation as the move arrived, and the relationship experienced a 23.6% possibility of currently being accomplished, for every NFL Future Gen Stats. The large perform set Las Vegas on Miami’s 46-yard line and jumped its acquire chance from 42.6% to 74.5%. (Daniel Carlson ultimately hit a profitable kick.)

Girls and gentlemen, Bryan Edwards.@B__ED89 demonstrating out once more.#MIAvsLV | Stay on CBS

— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 26, 2021

  • Arizona’s Kyler Murray has the third-best completion share higher than expectation at 9.8%, for each NFL Future Gen Stats (at the rear of Teddy Bridgewater and Prescott). He’s enjoying the finest football of his profession. The Cardinals simply navigated to 3- with a different win from Jacksonville, but I’m still not positive why they opted for a 68-property area intention endeavor to close the very first fifty percent Sunday, fairly than allowing Murray unleash 1 into the finish zone. Did we fail to remember about his Hail Mary pass to beat Buffalo final period?

  • I thought Rams QB Matthew Stafford outplayed Brady on Sunday, and overall, he has been very significantly flawless on the season. He is averaging 10.2 yards for each endeavor, excellent for 2nd in the NFL. His 75-property TD go to DeSean Jackson in the 3rd quarter highlighted a great day for him. He moved up from No. 9 to No. 4 this 7 days.

  • Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson has the longest time to throw in the league at 3.25 seconds, but he is 27th in completion share at 60.9%. Certain, the Ravens’ receivers have six drops (tied for fourth in the league), but I nonetheless want to see extra here.

  • Indeed, Miami’s stand-in starter Jacoby Brissett moved up to No. 24 on my rankings, even after a loss. He begun Alright, but I felt like he improved as the recreation towards the Raiders progressed. How about the 2-property touchdown operate on fourth down at the conclude of regulation, building Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman miss, and then the 2-stage conversion? I’m intrigued to see how he does from the Colts this 7 days.

  • Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger appears to be like his age at 39 and is slow in the pocket. And the stats back it up. Roethlisberger is obtaining a rid of the ball in 2.35 seconds, quickest in the league, and averaging 6.2 yards per endeavor (24th). The discipline is becoming condensed for him, and opposing defensive coordinators know that.

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  • Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins was fantastic towards Seattle, heading 30-for-38 with a few touchdowns. Helping his bring about this yr: Receivers Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are brutal matchups for most teams. Cousins’ eight passing touchdowns, zero interceptions and 73.9% completion proportion are all personalized bests in his to start with 3 game titles of a time. It was time to get him a small better in my position.

  • Buffalo’s Josh Allen has rebounded genuinely perfectly from a weak opening working day. When throwing at the very least 10 yards downfield, he is 12-of-17 with 3 TDs this period.

  • Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts looked overmatched by the Cowboys on Monday evening. I’m not observing significantly when it comes to tempo, poise and eye amount in the pocket. I assumed he ran prematurely on a quantity of performs Monday, and he’ll will need to perform much better and more dependable to persuade Philly he is its QB of the upcoming. Hurts slid to No. 27 this 7 days for me.

  • The Bears face an additional QB final decision this week, with even Nick Foles evidently currently being in the combine to get the call. If it were me, I would commence Justin Fields again above Foles and Andy Dalton — even if Dalton is nutritious. I think he’s their ideal limited-term and extensive-expression remedy. The Bears need to generate a defense-first system — the rookie QB was sacked nine situations on Sunday in opposition to the Browns — and give Fields place to move the pocket. That’ll set Fields in the best placement attainable to be productive.

  • Looking ahead to this week, I are not able to wait around to see how New England defends Tom Brady. My gut tells me he’ll see a large amount of smooth zones to check his tolerance.