NFL quarterback rankings, Week 6: Justin Herbert can’t be stopped


After 5 weeks of the 2021 NFL season, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is making his case as a top-tier star.

Our 2021 FanSided NFL quarterback rankings go reside every Tuesday morning all through the common season, and we use a sliding scale incorporating present and previous performances, with the previous that means extra because the 12 months goes on.

32

Zach Wilson

QB New York Jets

2021 stats: 1,117 yards | 57.3 comp % | 4 TD | 9 INT | 6.5 YPA | 23.8 QBR

LW: 31

Wilson is surrounded by nonsense in New York, however his decision-making is brutal. He must make the simple performs and go from there.

31

Davis Mills

QB Houston Texans

2021 stats: 669 yards | 61.5 comp % | 5 TD | 5 INT | 7.0 YPA | 37.1 QBR

LW: 32

Mills really performed very well towards Invoice Belichick, so maybe there’s one thing to work with. Nonetheless, his ability set suggests he’s restricted.

30

Trey Lance

QB San Francisco 49ers

2021 stats: 354 yards | 52.1 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 7.4 YPA | 39.8 QBR

LW: 30

The Niners must be enthusiastic about Lance’s future, however his current is uncooked. Anticipate splash performs and errors alike.

29

Justin Fields

QB Chicago Bears

2021 stats: 658 yards | 51.4 comp % | 1 TD | 2 INT | 6.4 YPA | 17.6 QBR

LW: 29

It’s arduous to grade Fields as a result of the Bears not often let him throw the ball, however maybe there’s a motive for that?

28

Geno Smith

QB Seattle Seahawks

2021 stats: 131 yards | 58.8 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 7.7 YPA | 52.7 QBR

LW: NA

Smith goes to get a number of begins over the subsequent 4-8 weeks whereas Russell Wilson recovers from a finger harm. Can he maintain the Seahawks afloat?

27

Trevor Lawrence

QB Jacksonville Jaguars

2021 stats: 1,146 yards | 59.4 comp % | 6 TD | 8 INT | 6.5 YPA | 34.7 QBR

LW: 28

Lawrence was first rate towards the Titans, throwing for 273 yards. However there was one other decide, some unhealthy pocket presence and a bit an excessive amount of garbage-time padding.

26

Jacoby Brissett

QB Miami Dolphins

2021 stats: 858 yards | 65.2 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 5.4 YPA | 53.5 QBR

LW: 26

Watching the Dolphins is an train in boring, unhealthy soccer. Brissett was higher on Sunday, throwing for 275 yards, however solely notched 17 factors towards a foul Buccaneers protection.

25

Taylor Heinicke

QB Washington Soccer Staff

2021 stats: 1,208 yards | 64.2 comp % | 8 TD | 5 INT | 7.6 YPA | 50.3 QBR

LW: 23

Too many errors. Heinicke makes some nice throws, however he follows up. with a mind-numbing interception. He’s not gifted sufficient to get away with the rollercoaster model.

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24

Jared Goff

QB Detroit Lions

2021 stats: 1,303 yards | 66.8 comp % | 7 TD | 3 INT | 6.6 YPA | 37.2 QBR

LW: 22

Goff doesn’t have a lot expertise round him, however he’s definitely not elevating anyone along with his play. The Rams aren’t lacking him.

23

Ben Roethlisberger

QB Pittsburgh Steelers

2021 stats: 1,286 yards | 63.6 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 6.6 YPA | 41.4 QBR

LW: 27

Roethlisberger strikes up a number of spots, and we noticed some good issues from him this week with a shot-play landing early after which a seam throw for a rating. It was refreshing.

22

Carson Wentz

QB Indianapolis Colts

2021 stats: 1,322 yards | 65.3 comp % | 7 TD | 1 INT | 7.6 YPA | 52.4 QBR

LW: 25

Wentz performed phenomenal soccer on Monday evening, however was victimized by a awful protection and poor particular groups. With Indianapolis beginning a a lot simpler schedule this week, maybe Wentz and the Colts take off.

21

Jalen Hurts

QB Philadelphia Eagles

2021 stats: 1,365 yards | 64.8 comp % | 7 TD | 3 INT | 7.5 YPA | 36.9 QBR

LW: 21

After a tough begin towards the Panthers, Hurts settled in and led a comeback to get Philadelphia to 3-2. The twin-threat threw for 198 yards and ran for 30 extra.

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20

Matt Ryan

QB Atlanta Falcons

2021 stats: 1,332 yards | 69.1 comp % | 10 TD | 3 INT | 6.5 YPA | 53.4 QBR

LW: 24

Ryan performed effectively in London, and will have loved a large day towards the Jets if not for a pair of fumbles from his weapons. Nonetheless, he’s been higher the final two weeks.

19

Mac Jones

QB New England Patriots

2021 stats: 1,243 yards | 71.1 comp % | 5 TD | 5 INT | 6.5 YPA | 50.7 QBR

LW: 20

Jones was tough — together with the Patriots — within the early going earlier than settling down. To date, the Alabama product is a examine in secure, simple throws.

18

Daniel Jones

QB New York Giants

2021 stats: 1,282 yards | 64.3 comp % | 4 TD | 1 INT | 8.2 YPA | 61.0 QBR

LW: 19

No actual motion from Jones, who left within the second quarter with a concussion. Hopefully he’s alright in brief order.

17

Sam Darnold

QB Carolina Panthers

2021 stats: 1,366 yards | 65.6 comp % | 6 TD | 6 INT | 7.5 YPA | 51.4 QBR

LW: 16

It feels just like the backslide may be right here for Darnold. He’s thrown 5 interceptions over the previous two video games, and the Panthers have misplaced them each. His numbers are all of a sudden pedestrian.

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16

Teddy Bridgewater

QB Denver Broncos

2021 stats: 1,180 yards | 69.8 comp % | 7 TD | 1 INT | 7.9 YPA | 58.5 QBR

LW: 17

Bridgewater performed effectively within the fourth quarter however struggled in any other case towards a very good Pittsburgh protection. The Broncos want extra from him in the event that they’re going to problem for the playoffs.

15

Jameis Winston

QB New Orleans Saints

2021 stats: 892 yards | 60.3 comp % | 12 TD | 3 INT | 7.7 YPA | 61.7 QBR

LW: 18

Winston is throwing for minimal yardage, not managing 200 yards per recreation. He’s additionally residing proper with a Hail Mary, however the Saints are 3-2 heading into their bye.

14

Baker Mayfield

QB Cleveland Browns

2021 stats: 1,240 yards | 66.9 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 8.6 YPA | 42.8 QBR

LW: 15

Mayfield and the Browns scored 42 factors, aided by a ton of blown coverages from Los Angeles. The issue? In two crucial, late-game drives, Mayfield fell aside. That’s the reminiscence. Not honest, however actuality.

13

Joe Burrow

QB Cincinnati Bengals

2021 stats: 1,269 yards | 71.7 comp % | 11 TD | 6 INT | 8.8 YPA | 54.9 QBR

LW: 14

Burrow threw a hideous interception in extra time towards the Packers, however he was stable. His reference to former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase is paying large dividends.

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12

Ryan Tannehill

QB Tennessee Titans

2021 stats: 1,251 yards | 63.6 comp % | 6 TD | 3 INT | 7.2 YPA | 54.7 QBR

LW: 13

Tannehill wasn’t requested to do a lot towards the Jaguars, throwing 22 instances for 197 yards. He’ll must do way more towards the Payments on Monday evening.

11

Kirk Cousins

QB Minnesota Vikings

2021 stats: 1,396 yards | 69.6 comp % | 10 TD | 2 INT | 7.3 YPA | 54.0 QBR

LW: 12

Cousins is enjoying effectively, however no person is noticing as a result of the Vikings are a large number. He’s been a part of the answer, not the issue.

10

Derek Carr

QB Las Vegas Raiders

2021 stats: 1,605 yards | 63.9 comp % | 8 TD | 4 INT | 7.8 YPA | 54.9 QBR

LW: 10

Carr stays put this week. He wasn’t helped by a bevy of Raiders’ drops final weekend,  however he’s began to overlook throws he should hit. Let’s see him bounce again towards Denver.

9

Aaron Rodgers

QB Inexperienced Bay Packers

2021 stats: 1,241 yards | 65.6 comp % | 10 TD | 3 INT | 7.6 YPA | 61.3 QBR

LW: 7

Rodgers strikes again two spots, however often because Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen demanded elevation with their current play. The large difficulty right here is the dearth of passing yardage, as a result of in any other case Rodgers has been terrific.

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8

Josh Allen

QB Buffalo Payments

2021 stats: 1,370 yards | 62.3 comp % | 12 TD | 2 INT | 7.5 YPA | 65.1 QBR

LW: 8

Allen vanquished the Chiefs on Sunday evening with an avalanche of nice throws for lengthy touchdowns. He’s again to enjoying like his 2020 self, and in doing so has elevated the Payments to favorites within the AFC. If not for Herbert and Jackson having profession days, he would have moved up considerably.

7

Dak Prescott

QB Dallas Cowboys

2021 stats: 1,368 yards | 73.9 comp % | 13 TD | 3 INT | 8.3 YPA | 56.4 QBR

LW: 5

Prescott solely strikes again two spots as a result of Herbert and Jackson have been insane. The Cowboys’ signal-caller is doing every little thing proper, precisely throwing to all three ranges of the protection whereas profitable along with his legs when want be. A clinic on quarterback play.

6

Lamar Jackson

QB Baltimore Ravens

2021 stats: 1,512 yards | 67.0 comp % | 8 TD | 3 INT | 9.0 YPA | 60.4 QBR

LW: 9

How can Jackson not transfer up. after the most effective displaying of his profession? The Ravens had no probability with out Jackson, who threw for 442 yards and 4 touchdowns. Who would have thought he’d have extra passing yards than Patrick Mahomes by means of 5 weeks?

5

Justin Herbert

QB Los Angeles Chargers

2021 stats: 1,576 yards | 67.2 comp % | 13 TD | 3 INT | 7.6 YPA | 66.0 QBR

LW: 11

Herbert will get the massive soar this week. The Chargers’ star threw for 398 yards and 4 touchdowns in a shootout win over the Browns. After shining as a rookie, Herbert has taken the step from doubtlessly nice to full-on arrival.

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4

Patrick Mahomes

QB Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

2021 stats: 1,490 yards | 69.2 comp % | 16 TD | 6 INT | 7.6 YPA | 75.1 QBR

LW: 1

Mahomes had arguably the worst recreation of his profession on Sunday evening, however he stays within the prime 4. Why? He’s main the league in QBR and landing passes, and two of the interceptions have been fully on receivers. Most weeks, he stays the sport’s greatest.

3

Matthew Stafford

QB Los Angeles Rams

2021 stats: 1,587 yards | 68.0 comp % | 12 TD | 3 INT | 9.2 YPA | 75.0 QBR

LW: 6

Stafford isn’t getting the love he deserves. The Rams are 4-1 and Stafford is averaging greater than 9 yards per try whereas taking good care of the ball and finishing nearly 70 p.c of his makes an attempt.

2

Kyler Murray

QB Arizona Cardinals

2021 stats: 1,512 yards | 75.2 comp % | 10 TD | 4 INT | 9.2 YPA | 68.3 QBR

LW: 4

If the season ended right this moment, Murray can be the MVP frontrunner. The Cardinals are the league’s lone unbeaten at 5-0 and the previous No. 1 total decide has shredded defenses by means of the air and on the bottom.

1

Tom Brady

QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2021 stats: 1,767 yards | 66.2 comp % | 15 TD | 2 INT | 7.9 YPA | 61.4 QBR

LW: 2

How the hell is Brady doing this? He’s 44 years previous and appears higher than he did a decade in the past. He’s the best participant in NFL historical past.

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