Quarterback Rankings 15-1
This is part 2 of our 2021-22 NFL QB Rankings. In part 1 we ranked QBs 32-16, here in part 2 we will be ranking QBs 15-1.
#15 – Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts in his first full year as a starter was able to lead the Eagles to the playoffs after going 4-11-1 last season. Hurts’ rushing abilities are what has him this high on the list. His run game keeps defenses on their feet and makes him that much harder to defend. He does need to develop his passing game, but he was good enough this season to be in the top 15.
Passing: 3,144, 16 Touchdowns, 9 Interceptions, 48.8 QBR
Rushing: 784 Yards, 10 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble
#14 – Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy G has yet again led this 49ers team to the playoffs. While it came down to the last game of the season, Garoppolo and the 49ers were able to clinch a playoff spot in overtime against a very solid Rams squad.
Passing: 3,810 Yards, 20 Touchdowns, 12 Interceptions, 52.5
Rushing: 51 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble
#13 – Derek Carr
Derek Carr is a quarterback that consistently produces and keeps the Raiders at an average-above-average team. He is 5th in the NFL in yards and got this Raiders team to the playoffs and a 10-7 record.
Passing: 4,804 Yards, 23 Touchdowns, 14 Interceptions, 52.7 QBR
Rushing: 108 Yards, 0 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#12 – Russell Wilson
This would be considered a down year for Russel Wilson as he’s usually in the top 5. The Seahawks have extremely underperformed having one of their worst seasons in quite some time.
Passing: 3,113 Yards, 25 Touchdowns, 5 Interceptions, 53.9 QBR
Rushing: 184 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#11 – Lamar Jackson
Barely missing the top 10 is Lamar Jackson. Before going down with an injury, Jackson was playing great as he had the Ravens in a playoff spot. Since losing Jackson, the Ravens went 0-5 and finished 8-9 on the season missing the playoffs.
Passing: 2,882 Yards, 16 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions, 51.0 QBR
Rushing: 767 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 2 Fumbles
#10 – Kirk Cousins
Just sneaking into the top 10, Kirk Cousins has been very underrated this season. That may just be my opinion, but the stats don’t lie. That being said, it is very bad on his part that he couldn’t lead such a good Vikings roster to the playoffs. Granted he can’t control the defense, but he has to come up with a win over a team like the Lions when it matters. If he had made the playoffs, he could’ve been higher up on the list.
Passing: 4,221 Yards, 33 Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions, 51.9 QBR
Rushing: 115 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 0 Fumbles
#9 – Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott had himself a great bounce back year after going down with a season ending injury last season. Prescott led the Cowboys to the playoffs and the NFC East title as the Cowboys went 12-5. Dak Prescott is the front-runner for comeback player of the year as well.
Passing: 4,449 Yards, 37 Touchdowns, 10 Interceptions, 54.9 QBR
Rushing: 146 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 3 Fumbles
#8 – Kyler Murray
At the beginning of the season, Kyler Murray looked like the clear favorite for MVP. That trend quickly went downhill as the Cardinals began to lose more and more games. Without DeAndre Hopkins, Murray isn’t the same QB and is slightly above average at best. With that being said, you can’t deny the production and success that he has when Hopkins is playing. Not to mention his ability to kill you with his arm and legs.
Passing: 3,787 Yards, 24 Touchdowns, 10 Interceptions, 56.8 QBR
Rushing: 423 Yards, 5 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#7 – Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow had a fantastic 2nd season in the NFL. In his first fully healthy season, Burrow managed to take the Cincinnati Bengals to the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Burrow and the Bengals will be looking for their first playoff win since 1990. Burrow also had himself a historic game while he was at it against the Ravens as he threw for 525 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Passing: 4,611 Yards, 34 Touchdowns, 14 Interceptions, 54.4 QBR
Rushing: 118 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#6 – Josh Allen
Josh Allen has been very good this season per usual. He was able to lead his team to the AFC East title after a strong push late in the season. In a very important game against the Patriots, Josh Allen put the Bills on his back and carried them to a much-needed win. Allen barely missed out on the top 5 as he was just slightly worse than the rest of the guys in front of him.
Passing: 4,407 Yards, 36 Touchdowns, 15 Interceptions, 61.0 QBR
Rushing: 763 Yards, 6 Touchdowns, 2 Fumbles
#5 – Justin Herbert
Starting the top 5 we have Justin Herbert. Herbert was great in his rookie year, and he’s been even better this year. It’s a shame that the Chargers didn’t make the playoffs. If they did, he could be higher up on this list. At least they can say that they were a part of the weirdest ending to a regular season in NFL history.
Passing: 4,886 Yards, 38 Touchdowns, 15 Interceptions, 66.1 QBR
Rushing: 302 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#4 – Matthew Stafford
Matt Stafford was given his chance to shine on a playoff roster and he didn’t disappoint. Stafford has always been one of the better QBs but on a very sad Lions team. Now, Stafford is on a Super Bowl contending team and led his Rams squad to the #4 seed in the NFC. Stafford would’ve cracked the top 3 had he not had 17 interceptions.
Passing: 4,886 Yards, 41 Touchdowns, 17 Interceptions, 63.5 QBR
Rushing: 43 Yards, 0 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#3 – Patrick Mahomes
It wouldn’t be a proper QB ranking if Patrick Mahomes wasn’t top 3. Mahomes and the Chiefs did get off to a slow start, but they managed to fight back and climb up to the 2 seed in the AFC. Just last night Mahomes tore up the Steelers’ defense as he led his team to the divisional round. Mahomes is just sensational, and he will be a top 3 QB in the NFL for a very long time.
Passing: 4,839 Yards, 37 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions, 62.6 QBR
Rushing: 381 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 2 Fumbles
#2 – Aaron Rodgers
It was a really tough decision whether or not to put Rodgers at 1. For the longest time, I had Rodgers at 1, but the facts are undeniable. I still think he could be the MVP but after yesterday, it’s clear Tom Brady is still the best QB in the NFL.
Passing: 4,115 Yards, 37 Touchdowns, 4 Interceptions, 68.8 QBR
Rushing: 101 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 0 Fumbles
#1 – Tom Brady
At 44 years old Tom Brady is still on top. His stats are out of this world considering his age and he doesn’t look like he’s slowing down. In the playoff game yesterday Brady was great as he brought his team to the divisional round. Hopefully, we get to see a matchup between my #1 and #2 QB’s to get into the Super Bowl.
Passing: 5,316 Yards, 43 Touchdowns, 12 Interceptions, 68.5 QBR
Rushing: 81 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 1 Fumble