Throughout the NFL season, we’re ranking all 32 current starting quarterbacks from best to worst. Here’s the breakdown following Week 7:
32. Sam Darnold, New York Jets: The third-year No. 3 overall pick is running out of rope. He’s averaging a league-low 5.7 yards per attempt and the Jets are 0-7.
31. Daniel Jones, New York Giants: One stat that stands out: the second-year first-rounder has an abysmal 43.8 passer rating in the red zone.
30. Cam Newton, New England Patriots: It just hasn’t worked out. His legs have helped, but that 2-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio is a joke.
29. Kyle Allen, Washington Football Team: He hasn’t played as well as the numbers indicate and he doesn’t get much of the benefit of the doubt based on last season, but Allen actually has four touchdown passes to one pick and a passer rating just shy of the triple digits.
28. Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys: It wasn’t pretty before he was concussed against Washington. If qualified, Dalton would be the NFC’s lowest-rated passer.
27. Nick Foles, Chicago Bears: It’s become ugly for Foles, who hasn’t played as well as Mitch Trubisky and is the only quarterback in the NFC with a sub-6.0 yards-per-attempt average.
26. Drew Lock, Denver Broncos: Now the league’s lowest-rated qualified passer, the second-year second-round pick gets some benefit of the doubt because of injuries and a small sample.
25. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles: At least he now has as many touchdown throws (10) as interceptions, but Wentz remains one of the five lowest-rated qualified passers in football.
24. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings: The inconsistent Cousins has been a major disappointment this season. He’s tied for the league lead with 10 interceptions, despite the fact he just had a bye.
23. Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts: It’s been a roller-coaster ride for the veteran, who doesn’t look strong enough to string together consecutive quality outings at this point. He was on a bye in Week 7.
22. Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars: I’ll give him this — he’s been superb on third down and he’s always been good in key moments. But outside of those spots, the second-year sixth-round pick is mediocre.
21. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins: We’re keeping him out of the bottom tier based on his ceiling. Besides, the rookie No. 5 overall pick has a perfect career completion rate (on two attempts).
20. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: Ryan hasn’t been consistently good this year, but he still has 12 touchdown passes to just three picks. It’s complicated, just like his career.
19. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions: Ditto for this guy, who at least got the better of Ryan in Week 7. Overall, neither has inspired much confidence.
18. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers: His overall numbers are decent and an ankle injury has to be factored in here, but it’s concerning that Jimmy G is just 6-for-18 with four interceptions and no touchdowns on deep passing attempts this season.
17. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals: The numbers are good, not great, but he’s coming off a strong overall performance despite limited support, and he deserves credit for what he’s done as a rusher.
16. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns: He sent somewhat of a message with a five-touchdown day in Week 7, but consistency continues to be a concern for the third-year No. 1 overall pick.
15. Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers: It’s been and up-and-down year so far from Bridgewater, but his performance against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7 was mainly up.
14. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: Meanwhile, it’s been a lot of down lately for Allen, who has come crashing back to earth after an MVP-like start. The third-year top-10 pick has a mere 81.4 passer rating in his last three games.
13. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens: The reigning MVP hasn’t put together a truly strong passing performance since Week 2. He was falling out of MVP contention before a Week 7 bye.
12. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams: Goff has been well above average across the board on the whole.
11. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers: He has the Steelers rolling at 6-0, but three picks against the Tennessee Titans takes Big Ben out of the top 10 for now.
10. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers: The rookie sensation is now the league’s seventh-highest-rated passer. His deep ball is a thing of beauty, and he has the top passer rating in football on third down.
9. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: Same old. Brees was solid in a victory over the Panthers, but is rarely a game-changer with his arm. He’s on the fringe of the top tier at age 41.
8. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It’s just incredible that he’s an MVP candidate at 43. Brady’s passer rating is back in the triple digits, and only Russell Wilson has thrown more touchdown passes.
7. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals: Oh man, he’s coming around. Those legs are such a huge factor, as Murray has already rushed for a ridiculous 437 yards and seven (seven!) touchdowns. But that deep ball is improving as well, and he’s 22-for-27 with 10 touchdowns and no picks in the red zone.
6. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans: Houston sucks, but Watson now leads the league with a yards-per-attempt average of 8.8. He’s building what might be his best season yet.
5. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans: Dude now has 13 touchdown passes to zero interceptions in the red zone. He’s the league’s fourth-highest-rated passer, and he deserves more respect than he’s been getting.
4. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders: Carr was legit putting up MVP-candidate numbers before struggling in a Week 7 loss to the Buccaneers. We’ll give him a week to prove that was an aberration during what could still be a breakout season.
3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson finally tripped up pretty badly on Sunday night, and it’s worth pointing out that he’s the league’s third-lowest-rated passer on third down. His numbers are still ridiculous, though.
2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs: You really could rank these top three any way you want. Mahomes has 16 touchdown passes to one interception, and is thus right there with Wilson and…
1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: He bounced back in a major way in a blowout victory over the Texans. Rodgers has been the best active deep thrower in the NFL this year, which has to be refreshing for Packers fans. He’s right there as the NFL’s second-highest-rated qualified passer.