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NFL quarterback rankings, Week 2: Patrick Mahomes was gold


In the second installment of our 2022 NFL quarterback rankings, Patrick Mahomes showed up for the Kansas City Chiefs, putting forth an epic showing.

Our 2022 FanSided NFL quarterback rankings go live each Wednesday morning throughout the regular season, and we use a sliding scale incorporating current and past performances, with the former meaning more as the year goes on.

32

Joe Flacco

QB New York Jets

2022 stats: 307 yards | 62.7 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 5.2 YPA | 15.4 QBR

LW: 31

We don’t need to waste time here. Start Mike White and hope for better results.

31

Cooper Rush

QB Dallas Cowboys

2022 stats: 64 yards | 53.8 comp % | 0 TD | 0 INT | 4.9 YPA | 11.7 QBR

LW: 9

Dallas should be burning the phone lines to San Francisco. The Cowboys aren’t winning many games with Cooper Rush under center.

30

Jacoby Brissett

QB Cleveland Browns

2022 stats: 147 yards | 52.9 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 4.3 YPA | 38.1 QBR

LW: 28

Brissett threw for less than 150 yards, fewer than 4.5 yards per attempt, and the Browns somehow won.

29

Mitchell Trubisky

QB Pittsburgh Steelers

2022 stats: 194 yards | 55.3 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 5.1 YPA | 48.0 QBR

LW: 29

Whenever you get five turnovers from the other team, an extra 10 minutes, and still manage only 16 offensive points, it’s not a good sign.

28

Marcus Mariota

QB Atlanta Falcons

2022 stats: 215 yards | 60.6 comp % | 0 TD | 0 INT | 6.5 YPA | 57.9 QBR

LW: 30

Mariota did a nice job on Sunday, even if the Falcons went full-Falcons in the fourth quarter. A bright spot.

27

Geno Smith

QB Seattle Seahawks

2022 stats: 195 yards | 82.1 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 7.0 YPA | 69.1 QBR

LW: 32

Geno Smith! Smith was legitimately good against the Broncos in Seattle’s upset win. Nice accuracy, good velocity, well done.

26

Trey Lance

QB San Francisco 49ers

2022 stats: 164 yards | 46.4 comp % | 0 TD | 1 INT | 5.9 YPA | 43.0 QBR

LW: 25

It’s impossible to grade Lance based on Sunday. The 49ers and Bears essentially played football in a lake.

25

Justin Fields

QB Chicago Bears

2022 stats: 121 yards | 47.1 comp % | 2 TD | 1 INT | 7.1 YPA | 42.1 QBR

LW: 26

See above. Good win for the Bears, and gritty performance from Fields who saved his best for the second half, but let’s see more.

24

Daniel Jones

QB New York Giants

2022 stats: 188 yards | 81.0 comp % | 2 TD | 1 INT | 9.0 YPA | 25.8 QBR

LW: 27

Jones didn’t do anything special, but he helped keep the Giants in the game after trailing 13-0. Ultimately, he executed the plan.

23

Jared Goff

QB Detroit Lions

2022 stats: 215 yards | 56.8 comp % | 2 TD | 1 INT | 5.8 YPA | 49.7 QBR

LW: 24

Goff got rolling late, but it wasn’t enough against the Eagles. The Lions need more downfield throws, which could come as the offensive line gets healthier.

22

Baker Mayfield

QB Carolina Panthers

2022 stats: 235 yards | 59.3 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 8.7 YPA | 37.2 QBR

LW: 19

The fourth quarter was awesome. The first three quarters were a disaster. Mayfield has to be more consistent this week in New York against the Giants.

21

Trevor Lawrence

QB Jacksonville Jaguars

2022 stats: 275 yards | 57.1 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 6.5 YPA | 48.4 QBR

LW: 20

Too many missed throws, too many errors in process. Lawrence has all the physical tools, but he needs to apply them along with staying within structure.

20

Mac Jones

QB New England Patriots

2022 stats: 213 yards | 70.0 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 7.1 YPA | 9.7 QBR

LW: 15

Jones and the Patriots’ offense would love to forget about the crapshow in Miami. Jones did little of note, save for a bad interception on the season’s first drive.

19

Davis Mills

QB Houston Texans

2022 stats: 240 yards | 62.2 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 6.5 YPA | 46.3 QBR

LW: 23

Mills had a competent game, low-lighted by a fourth quarter and overtime. The second-year quarterback can play, though. No star potential, but a quality player.

18

Jameis Winston

QB New Orleans Saints

2022 stats: 269 yards | 67.6 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 7.9 YPA | 53.3 QBR

LW: 21

Winston and the Saints didn’t bother to show up until the fourth quarter. Good news? That’s when Atlanta typically collapses.

17

Tua Tagovailoa

QB Miami Dolphins

2022 stats: 270 yards | 69.7 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 8.2 YPA | 78.2 QBR

LW: 22

Everyone wanted to see Tagovailoa, and the early returns were positive. The offense only scored 13 points, but the former Alabama star was accurate, took a few shots and played a well-rounded game.

16

Carson Wentz

QB Washington Commanders

2022 stats: 313 yards | 65.9 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 7.6 YPA | 46.2 QBR

LW: 18

Wentz has the unique ability to make you think he could reach the Pro Bowl but also get benched forever on the same drive. It’s quite a gift.

15

Ryan Tannehill

QB Tennessee Titans

2022 stats: 266 yards | 60.6 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 8.1 YPA | 65.3 QBR

LW: 16

Tannehill did a nice job against the Giants, even if his efforts were thwarted by the defense and Randy Bullock in the final minutes. That said, Tennessee has no explosiveness.

14

Jalen Hurts

QB Philadelphia Eagles

2022 stats: 243 yards | 56.3 comp % | 0 TD | 0 INT | 7.6 YPA | 64.3 QBR

LW: 17

The Eagles are banking on Hurts to be much better in the passing game, and it seems the addition of A.J. Brown will help that cause. Brown had a huge game, Hurts was largely efficient, and the Eagles tallied 38 points.

13

Kyler Murray

QB Arizona Cardinals

2022 stats: 193 yards | 64.7 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 5.7 YPA | 52.9 QBR

LW: 12

Murray had a rough day in the desert against the Chiefs. He was under constant pressure and failed to connect on a single meaningful throw in the 44-21 onslaught.

12

Kirk Cousins

QB Minnesota Vikings

2022 stats: 277 yards | 71.9 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 8.7 YPA | 80.7 QBR

LW: 14

Poised, under control and in command. Cousins had a terrific day against the Packers, finding Justin Jefferson wide open more than a few times. Great game for the Vikings’ offense.

11

Matt Ryan

QB Indianapolis Colts

2022 stats: 352 yards | 64.0 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 7.0 YPA | 48.2 QBR

LW: 13

Ryan came alive like Frampton in the fourth quarter and even drove Indy towards a game-winning field goal, only to see it missed. Needs to eliminate the turnovers, though.

10

Derek Carr

QB Las Vegas Raiders

2022 stats: 295 yards | 59.5 comp % | 2 TD | 3 INT | 8.0 YPA | 26.9 QBR

LW: 11

Love the Davante Adams connection with Carr, but the three interceptions were all on him. Too aggressive at times, and it cost Las Vegas dearly.

9

Russell Wilson

QB Denver Broncos

2022 stats: 340 yards | 69.0 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 8.1 YPA | 52.7 QBR

LW: 8

Wilson rode right to the bench so his head coach could attempt a 64-yard field goal. Not ideal. In total, Wilson was solid, although he got away with multiple throws which could have easily been intercepted.

8

Lamar Jackson

QB Baltimore Ravens

2022 stats: 213 yards | 56.7 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 7.1 YPA | 68.2 QBR

LW: 10

Jackson was fine in Week 1. Not a great day, not a bad one. Three touchdown tosses, including a bomb to Rashad Bateman. Now a big test against Miami’s secondary.

7

Matthew Stafford

QB Los Angeles Rams

2022 stats: 240 yards | 70.7 comp % | 1 TD | 3 INT | 5.9 YPA | 23.6 QBR

LW: 7

Stafford was pressured all night behind Los Angeles’ leaky offensive line. However, even on the rare occasions he had time, it was ugly unless Cooper Krupp was on the other end. Needs serious work.

6

Joe Burrow

QB Cincinnati Bengals

2022 stats: 338 yards | 62.3 comp % | 2 TD | 4 INT | 6.4 YPA | 42.1 QBR

LW: 6

Burrow doesn’t slide, but this was the worst game of his career. Far too many mistakes, and some of the seven sacks were on him. The Bengals must block better, but Burrow has to be better as well.

5

Aaron Rodgers

QB Green Bay Packers

2021 stats: 195 yards | 64.7 comp % | 0 TD | 1 INT | 5.7 YPA | 16.1 QBR

LW: 1

What was that? Blame the rookie receivers, blame the beat-up offensive line. Fine. Rodgers is a two-time reigning MVP and certainly didn’t look the part in Week 1.

4

Tom Brady

QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2022 stats: 212 yards | 66.7 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 7.9 YPA | 53.4 QBR

LW: 4

Brady didn’t do much against the Cowboys, but also wasn’t asked for much, either. The Bucs’ defense was great, Brady didn’t make a huge mistake, and Tampa Bay won easily.

3

Justin Herbert

QB Los Angeles Chargers

2022 stats: 279 yards | 76.5 comp % | 3 TD | 0 INT | 8.2 YPA | 84.8 QBR

LW: 5

Herbert belongs among the tops on this list. He was brilliant against the Raiders, making throws from the pocket, off-platform and off-schedule. Few have ever played the game and showcased more traits than Herbert.

2

Josh Allen

QB Buffalo Bills

2022 stats: 297 yards | 83.9 comp % | 3 TD | 2 INT | 9.6 YPA | 91.2 QBR

LW: 3

Allen played a special game against the Rams, doing whatever he wanted to open the season. Buffalo’s offense is almost unstoppable, and Allen accounted for 353 total yards in the rout.

1

Patrick Mahomes

QB Kansas City Chiefs

2022 stats: 360 yards | 76.9 comp % | 5 TD | 0 INT | 9.2 YPA | 94.1 QBR

LW: 2

Who else? Mahomes destroyed the Cardinals with an array of passes to nine different receivers. The Chiefs scored 44 points, Mahomes was close to perfect, and Kansas City scored an easy road win.



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