Former NFL quarterback Matt Cassel played with seven teams in his career, most notably for the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys. His weekly QB rankings are a snapshot of where the league’s 32 current starters are right now.
1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Record: 9-2 | QBR: 77.3 | Passing TD: 29 | Last Week’s Rank: 1
Comment: Mahomes led the Chiefs to another win this week and is the MVP favorite.
2. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Record: 10-1 | QBR: 68.2 | Passing TD: 17 | Last Week’s Rank: 3
Comment: Hurts moves up one spot after his incredible franchise-setting rushing performance.
3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Record: 8-3 | QBR: 73.6 | Passing TD: 23 | Last Week’s Rank: 2
Comment: He battled through his elbow injury well enough to lead Buffalo’s Thanksgiving Day victory.
4. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
Record: 8-1 | QBR: 82.8 | Passing TD: 19 | Last Week’s Rank: 6
Comment: Tagovailoa has just three interceptions and has the Dolphins in first place in the competitive AFC East.
5. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Record: 7-4 | QBR: 57.7 | Passing TD: 23 | Last Week’s Rank: 5
Comment: Burrow led the Bengals to another victory without Ja’Marr Chase against a stout Titans defense.
6. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Record: 6-5 | QBR: 61.1 | Passing TD: 19 | Last Week’s Rank: 9
Comment: He moves up a couple of spots after an elite performance against the Cardinals allowed Los Angeles to sneak by with a win.
7. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
Record: 9-2 | QBR: 49.5 | Passing TD: 17 | Last Week’s Rank: 12
Comment: Cousins played excellent against the Patriots and has the Vikings at an impressive 9-2 record.
8. Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks
Record: 6-5 | QBR: 64.2 | Passing TD: 19 | Last Week’s Rank: 4
Comment: Smith played well in the team’s overtime loss to the Raiders, and he’s leading the NFC in Pro Bowl votes.
9. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Record: 5-6 | QBR: 53.9 | Passing TD: 14 | Last Week’s Rank: 7
Comment: The GOAT is doing his best to lead the Bucs to an NFC South title, but he’s going to need some more help.
10. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
Record: 7-4 | QBR: 60.9 | Passing TD: 17 | Last Week’s Rank: 8
Comment: Jackson has struggled in the red zone. Baltimore has scored just three touchdowns in nine attempts in the past two weeks.
11. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Record: 4-2 | QBR: 61.9 | Passing TD: 10 | Last Week’s Rank: 10
Comment: Prescott is 4-1 since returning from his injury and has the Cowboys’ offense playing quite well.
12. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Record: 4-8 | QBR: 41.3 | Passing TD: 21 | Last Week’s Rank: 13
Comment: Rodgers is dealing with an oblique injury and might not play against Chicago this week.
13. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
Record: 4-7 | QBR: 54.1 | Passing TD: 16 | Last Week’s Rank: 19
Comment: His development and place in our rankings took a huge step forward after his clutch fourth-quarter performance.
14. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
Record: 6-3 | QBR: 53.9 | Passing TD: 16 | Last Week’s Rank: 11
Comment: He’s won four straight games and hasn’t turned the ball over once during that stretch.
15. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
Record: 4-7 | QBR: 61.0 | Passing TD: 18 | Last Week’s Rank: 14
Comment: Carr got a much-needed win in overtime against the Seahawks on Sunday.
16. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Record: 3-8 | QBR: 54.8 | Passing TD: 13 | Last Week’s Rank: 15
Comment: Fields did not play last week due to a separated shoulder, and the Bears lost in his absence while only scoring 10 points.
17. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
Record: 4-7 | QBR: 58.4 | Passing TD: 17 | Last Week’s Rank: 23
Comment: Goff rises up the rankings after he almost led the Lions to victory against the Bills on Thanksgiving.
18. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
Record: 6-3 | QBR: 53.2 | Passing TD: 10 | Last Week’s Rank: 17
Comment: They barely lost to Cincinnati when he was asked to do a lot without a strong rushing attack.
19. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Record: 3-7 | QBR: 50.2 | Passing TD: 14| Last Week’s Rank: 16
Comment: He’s lost three straight games and has four turnovers during that span.
20. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
Record: 7-4 | QBR: 58.1 | Passing TD: 10 | Last Week’s Rank: 18
Comment: Jones and the Giants have started to cool off with back-to-back losses.
21. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Record: 3-7 | QBR: 32.2 | Passing TD: 8 | Last Week’s Rank: 21
Comment: Wilson still isn’t cooking this season after a loss to the Panthers.
22. Mac Jones, New England Patriots
Record: 4-4 | QBR: 35.2 | Passing TD: 6 | Last Week’s Rank: 28
Comment: He moves up our rankings for giving his team a chance to beat the Vikings with 382 passing yards and two touchdowns.
23. Taylor Heinicke, Washington Commanders
Record: 5-1 | QBR: 47.1 | Passing TD: 7 | Last Week’s Rank: 24
Comment: The Commanders have won five of his six starts this season, allowing them to climb back into the NFC playoff picture.
24. Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons
Record: 5-7 | QBR: 57.2 | Passing TD: 14 | Last Week’s Rank: 26
Comment: They’ve lost three of their last four, and Mariota hasn’t surpassed 200 yards passing during that span.
25. Mike White, New York Jets
Record 1-0 | QBR: 91.2 | Passing TD: 3 | Last Week’s Rank: N/R
Comment: He replaced Zach Wilson and ran the Jets’ offense at a high level against the Bears.
26. Andy Dalton, New Orleans Saints
Record: 3-6 | QBR: 50.8 | Passing TD: 14 | Last Week’s Rank: 26
Comment: Dalton and the Saints failed to score any points against the 49ers.
27. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers
Record: 3-4 | QBR: 46.1 | Passing TD: 3 | Last Week’s Rank: 29
Comment: He outdueled Matt Ryan on Monday night and is turnover-free in his last three games.
28. Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts
Record: 4-5-1 | QBR: 44.1 | Passing TD: 11 | Last Week’s Rank: 27
Comment: Ryan’s two turnovers on Monday might have been the difference in the game.
29. Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers
Record: 1-0 | QBR: 72 | Passing TD: 1 | Last Week’s Rank: N/R
Comment: He led the Panthers to victory in his first start since January 2021.
30. Kyle Allen, Houston Texans
Record: 0-1 | QBR: 4.2 | Passing TD: 1 | Last Week’s Rank: N/R
Comment: Allen didn’t perform well in his first start since November 2020.
31. Bryce Perkins, Los Angeles Rams
Record: 0-1 | QBR: 24.2 | Passing TD: 1 | Last Week’s Rank: N/R
Comment: It was a rough matchup for his first career start, but he couldn’t generate much offense.
Editor’s note: Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will not be ranked until he returns to the field.
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