NFL QB rankings 1-32: Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott pass struggling Patrick Mahomes for Week 6


The NFL has by no means seen this a lot spectacular quarterback play. From a number of established veterans nonetheless doing their factor as robust pocket passers to thrilling twin threats discovering out they’re much more than dynamic runners, it is extra essential than ever to have a top-level QB to contend.

Though there was a projected hierarchy going into the season with the league QB rankings, the present form of issues is sort of completely different based mostly on latest play. This is how all the present starters for every staff stack up in opposition to one another 1-32. Take into account the higher a part of this up to date checklist for Week 6 additionally because the watch checklist for NFL MVP in 2021:

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NFL quarterback rankings Week 6

1. Tom Brady, Buccaneers

  • Passer score: 108.5
  • Passing yards per try: 7.9
  • ESPN complete QBR: 65.6
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 93.4

Brady is taking part in a few of his greatest soccer at age 44 as he is locked and loaded together with his proficient ability supporting forged in 12 months 2 with the offense of Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich. No matter what the younger weapons (and runners) are doing, he is forward of all of them.

2. Kyler Murray, Cardinals

  • Passer score: 113.0
  • Passing yards per try: 9.2
  • ESPN complete QBR: 68.5
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 82.9

Murray is the chief of the NFL’s lone undefeated staff and he is doing it extra so together with his massive arm than his quick legs. He is hitting a brand new degree in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense with expanded weapons together with higher blocking and dashing assist. He is been nice spreading it round for large play.

3. Lamar Jackson, Ravens

  • Passer score: 104.4
  • Passing yards per try: 9.1
  • ESPN complete QBR: 61.7
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 87.1

Jackson began off with some points with accuracy and ball safety, however on prime of nonetheless strong operating, he is responded to groups daring him to throw the ball extra nicely, particularly when his staff has wanted it due to stunning defensive issues. His passing from the pocket or in any other case continues to change into extra harmful.

4. Josh Allen, Payments

  • Passer score: 102.5
  • Passing yards per try: 7.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 65.3
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 81.9

Allen has gotten in a groove, reliant on his operating solely when the sport plan requires it. He’s doing a greater job of spreading the ball round everywhere in the discipline within the passing sport to extra weapons and nonetheless not sacrificing his massive deep arm when the downfield photographs are there.

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5. Justin Herbert, Chargers

  • Passer score: 104.7
  • Passing yards per try: 7.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 66.2
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 90.0

Herbert had a sluggish slot in Joe Lombardi’s offense however he is totally revved up and feeling it within the downfield passing sport once more. Each throw appears to be a simple laser and each run appears to return with intimidating conviction.

6. Dak Prescott, Cowboys

  • Passer score: 116.9
  • Passing yards per try: 8.3
  • ESPN complete QBR: 56.6
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 77.9

Prescott is choosing up the place he left off final season earlier than the ankle damage with stellar all-around play in 12 months 3 with Kellen Moore. He does not have to run a lot when he is taking part in off his backs nicely and involving everybody as targets via the crimson zone.

7. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

  • Passer score: 106.1
  • Passing yards per try: 7.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 75.0
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 79.2

Mahomes has had uncommon struggles with interceptions as groups proceed to play him just like the Buccaneers in Tremendous Bowl 55, limiting the big-play potential downfield and forcing him to be affected person. He has his first profession problem that he should overcome by evolving his sport once more.

8. Aaron Rodgers, Packers

  • Passer score: 101.3
  • Passing yards per try: 7.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 61.5
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 73.7

Rodgers makes it look straightforward in full management of the Packers’ offense. Though he hasn’t lit it up as he leans nicely on the operating sport, he is making all of the anticipated massive cross performs per traditional even with some extra limitations in his receiving corps.

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9. Joe Burrow, Bengals

  • Passer score: 106.4
  • Passing yards per try: 8.8
  • ESPN complete QBR: 55.1
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 85.4

Burrow lobbied for a reunion with large receiver Ja’Marr Chase as a result of he knew the connection was particular and that is come to fruition. He appears terrific passing in every single place and simply wants to guard himself operating so the sturdiness does not change into a query once more.

10. Matthew Stafford, Rams

  • Passer score: 113.2
  • Passing yards per try: 9.2
  • ESPN complete QBR: 74.8
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 79.1

Stafford has been a terrific slot in Sean McVay’s balanced but explosive offense has marketed. He is been on level utilizing his massive arm for large performs, however he wants to chop the few key errors and could possibly be somewhat extra constant, too.

11. Daniel Jones, Giants

  • Passer score: 95.6
  • Passing yards per try: 8.2
  • ESPN complete QBR: 61.2
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 86.0

Jones was getting the job accomplished together with his improved weapons and assist from the operating sport till he was concussed in opposition to the Cowboys in Week 5. Sadly, he might want to function with much less well being round him however rookie Kadarius Toney could be a massive assist in the second half.

12. Jalen Hurts, Eagles

  • Passer score: 93.3
  • Passing yards per try: 7.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 37.1
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 82.1

Hurts has quite a bit on him passing and operating as Nick Sirianni hasn’t afraid to show over your complete offense to him. He is struggling a bit with accuracy and decision-making however he is proved to a mentally and bodily powerful gamer.

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13. Kirk Cousins, Vikings

  • Passer score: 103.7
  • Passing yards per try: 7.3
  • ESPN complete QBR: 54.2
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 89.5

Cousins has carried out higher than many may assume given the Vikings’ struggles in shut video games. He is nicely settled within the offense that flows primarily via the operating sport and large receivers Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

14. Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos

  • Passer score: 106.1
  • Passing yards per try: 7.9
  • ESPN complete QBR: 58.4
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 79.2

Bridgewater has dealt with the various weapons within the Broncos’ passing sport nicely with good short-to-intermediate work and flashes of higher downfield supply. He is stabilized the staff together with his management, too.

15. Matt Ryan, Falcons

  • Passer score: 97.1
  • Passing yards per try: 6.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 53.6
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 82.1

Ryan wanted a number of video games to play nicely in Arthur Smith’s offense nevertheless it’s taking place now with a diversified use of their weapons whereas Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts have but to seek out their 1-2 juicy punch collectively.

16. Baker Mayfield, Browns

  • Passer score: 96.9
  • Passing yards per try: 8.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 43.0
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 71.8

Mayfield can be streaky and has had a little bit of wildness early within the Browns’ season with some large receiver limitations given the Jarvis Landry knee damage and continued Odell Beckham Jr. disconnect. He is wanting like he can get sizzling once more taking part in off the operating sport, nonetheless.

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17. Ryan Tannehill, Titans

  • Passer score: 89.5
  • Passing yards per try: 7.2
  • ESPN complete QBR: 54.5
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 87.5

Tannehill hasn’t come via with elite play-action passing downfield taking part in off Derrick Henry with the staff battling main large receiver accidents. He is doing his greatest together with his arm and legs however has proved he nonetheless falls into the class of extremely dependent QB.

18. Carson Wentz, Colts

  • Passer score: 99.4
  • Passing yards per try: 7.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 52.3
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 73.8

Wentz is getting settled into Frank Reich’s offense and hasn’t let knee and ankle accidents get in the way in which of staying on the sector early. With the offensive line accidents and receiving corps limitations — that are slowly going away — he is managed nicely, however he is headed to be quite a bit higher by the second half.

19. Jameis Winston, Saints

  • Passer score: 108.1
  • Passing yards per try: 7.7
  • ESPN complete QBR: 61.9
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 71.8

Winston is doing what’s wanted for the Saints to win video games though that maddening inconsistency between massive performs and errors remains to be there from his Buccaneers days. Credit score Sean Payton for maximizing his effectivity up to now however there is a massive query nonetheless whether or not Winston is the long-term reply.

20. Derek Carr, Raiders

  • Passer score: 92.8
  • Passing yards per try: 7.8
  • ESPN complete QBR: 55.5
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 82.0

Carr is thought to be streak and after a sizzling begin based mostly on quantity he is shortly cooled and the Raiders’ passing sport does not appear to be advancing to the following degree. With Jon Gruden out, there is a good probability the Raiders land his franchise successor in 2022.

21. Sam Darnold, Panthers

  • Passer score: 85.1
  • Passing yards per try: 7.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 51.6
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 67.2

Darnold obtained some early consideration from his anomalous operating and strong passing in Joe Brady’s system, however he is exhibiting his true colours of a below-average mistake-prone passer.

22. Taylor Heinicke, Washington

  • Passer score: 90.9
  • Passing yards per try: 7.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 50.6
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 55.0

Heinicke has accomplished his greatest to facilitate their playmakers and he has proved to be a fearless gamer. However his bodily and psychological limitations have began to point out up in his playground-style sport.

23. Mac Jones, Patriots

  • Passer score: 86.4
  • Passing yards per try: 6.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 50.9
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 73.5

Jones has been dinking and dunking himself to first rate rookie manufacturing given the Patriots assist him nicely with the operating sport and protection. He must proceed to point out some extra dynamic parts to his passing to show the nook.

24. Jared Goff, Lions

  • Passer score: 91.0
  • Passing yards per try: 6.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 36.9
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 62.7

Goff does not have loads of assist however his play has dropped off sharply in a rush within the new offense for him. The writing is on the wall for him as a one-year bridge that helped the Lions most by getting them additional first-rounders as Stafford’s alternative.

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25. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

  • Passer score: 84.3
  • Passing yards per try: 6.6
  • ESPN complete QBR: 41.6
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 58.4

Roethlisberger had a much-needed get-well sport in opposition to the Broncos however the diminished arm energy is obvious and he is nonetheless largely in dink-and-dunk mode behind a shaky offensive line.

26. Geno Smith, Seahawks

  • Passer score: 78.3
  • Passing yards per try: 7.7
  • ESPN complete QBR: 52.9
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 64.9

Russell Wilson was off to the perfect season of his profession earlier than struggling the primary damage of his profession (to his proper throwing hand) that may trigger him to overlook begins. Smith takes over and lowers every thing in a dynamic downfield-oriented passing sport.

27. Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars

  • Passer score: 71.3
  • Passing yards per try: 6.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 34.9
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 50.4

Lawrence is taking lumps as anticipated in a questionable offensive scheme. He is flashed the massive arm and athleticism however he is additionally made quite a bit unforced errors based mostly on overconfidence.

28. Zach Wilson, Jets

  • Passer score: 62.9
  • Passing yards per try: 6.5
  • ESPN complete QBR: 23.9
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 58.5

Wilson has been working on an island together with his offensive line being shaky with out Mekhi Becton and the operating sport non-existent save for somewhat flash from fellow rookie Michael Carter. He has proven loads of indicators, nonetheless, that he’ll develop shortly within the second half.

29. Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

  • Passer score: 74.0
  • Passing yards per try: 6.9
  • ESPN complete QBR: 19.2
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 55.9

Tagovailoa’s sturdiness considerations proceed with the ribs damage so this is his probability to get again on monitor coming again and show to the Dolphins that they needn’t commerce for Deshaun Watson. He is already in make-or-break time in the midst of 12 months 2.

30. Davis Mills, Texans

  • Passer score: 78.0
  • Passing yards per try: 7.0
  • ESPN complete QBR: 37.3
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 51.8

Mills has been thrust into motion as a developmental QB and has dealt with himself nicely hanging in there regardless of being put in a foul scenario. The Texans needed to be inspired by turning his greatest efficiency at residence in opposition to a tricky Invoice Belichick Patriots protection in Week 5.

31. Trey Lance, 49ers

  • Passer score: 88.4
  • Passing yards per try: 7.1
  • ESPN complete QBR: 40.0
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 59.0

Lance has taken some rookie lumps taking up the 49ers’ offense as his inexperience has saved him from placing collectively his operating and passing. It does not assist different elements of San Francisco’s assault are letting him down due to accidents or ineptitude.

32. Justin Fields, Bears

  • Passer score: 64.5
  • Passing yards per try: 6.4
  • ESPN complete QBR: 17.7
  • Professional Soccer Focus grade: 54.6

Fields is perhaps being let down by Matt Nagy’s offensive plans however he is additionally appeared a bit overwhelmed as a passer who must lean closely on the normal operating sport to win.



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