Last Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen stepped to the fore and outplayed Patrick Mahomes for a key victory.
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.
NFL quarterback rankings
Last Week: NA Carolina Panthers
2022 stats: 120 yards | 62.8 comp % | 0 TD | 0 INT | 5.5 YPA | 6.2 QBR
Walker is essentially a third-string quarterback for the moribund Panthers, and he played like it against the Rams.
Last Week: NA Miami Dolphins
2022 stats: 255 yards | 56.5 comp % | 0 TD | 1 INT | 5.5 YPA | 37.7 QBR
Thompson gave way to Teddy Bridgewater last week due to injury, and it’ll now be Tua Tagovailoa starting against the Steelers on Monday night.
Last Week: 31 Chicago Bears
2022 stats: 869 yards | 54.8 comp % | 4 TD | 5 INT | 7.6 YPA | 34.3 QBR
The Bears are giving Fields much of a chance with this offense, but he’s done virtually nothing with any opportunity he’s been given.
Last Week: 30 Pittsburgh Steelers
2022 stats: 514 yards | 66.3 comp % | 1 TD | 4 INT | 6.2 YPA | 38.1 QBR
We’ll see if Pickett can play on Sunday after sustaining a concussion against Tampa Bay. Before being hurt, Pickett largely threw short in Matt Canada’s offense, asked to do very little.
Last Week: 24 New Orleans Saints
2022 stats: 585 yards | 63.1 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 7.0 YPA | 46.9 QBR
Dalton got nothing accomplished against his old team in Week 6. Underneath throws, made a few poor decisions and shriveled on the potential game-winning drive.
Last Week: 25 Houston Texans
2022 stats: 1,048 yards | 62.7 comp % | 5 TD | 4 INT | 6.3 YPA | 32.3 QBR
Mills and the Texans are coming out of their bye hoping for a fresh start. It’s been a struggle thus far for the second-year man, with too many bad misses.
Last Week: 22 Washington Commanders
2022 stats: 1,489 yards | 62.1 comp % | 10 TD | 6 INT | 6.4 YPA | 34.1 QBR
Wentz is now week-to-week after needing surgery to repair a broken finger. However, he’s been really rough even when healthy. Too many poor decisions, as usual.
Last Week: 32 New England Patriots
2022 stats: 596 yards | 72.9 comp % | 4 TD | 1 INT | 8.5 YPA | 34.7 QBR
Zappe is making things really interesting in New England. Is he going to keep the job over Mac Jones? He made some really nice plays in Sunday’s win over the Browns.
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Last Week: 28 New York Jets
2022 stats: 572 yards | 56.0 comp % | 1 TD | 2 INT | 7.6 YPA | 47.7 QBR
The Jets are 4-2, but they need more from Wilson. Somehow, New York scored 27 points despite Wilson throwing for 110 yards against the Packers. If he improves, look out.
Last Week: 27 Cleveland Browns
2022 stats: 1,326 yards | 60.2 comp % | 6 TD | 5 INT | 6.2 YPA | 58.2 QBR
Brissett is a really nice backup quarterback who can’t carry an offense. No shame there. The problem for Cleveland is if it gets behind by two scores, forget it.
Last Week: 13 Denver Broncos
2022 stats: 1,442 yards | 58.6 comp % | 5 TD | 3 INT | 7.3 YPA | 35.8 QBR
Jokes aside, Wilson looks like he might be the worst contract in NFL history. This is impossibly bad.
Last Week: 26 New York Giants
2022 stats: 1,021 yards | 67.3 comp % | 5 TD | 2 INT | 6.4 YPA | 54.7 QBR
Jones isn’t being asked to do much, but he’s not turning the ball over, and he’s making a few important throws per game. The Giants look like a playoff team.
Last Week: 20 Dallas Cowboys
2022 stats: 1,020 yards | 57.7 comp % | 5 TD | 3 INT | 6.5 YPA | 61.3 QBR
Rush will return to the bench with Dak Prescott healthy, but he did his job. Outside of the loss at Philadelphia, no interceptions in five starts and a 4-1 overall record. Well done.
Last Week: 21 Atlanta Falcons
2022 stats: 1,055 yards | 61.3 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 7.7 YPA | 59.2 QBR
Mariota was almost perfect against the 49ers, only suffering one incompletion. He’s been a nice story down in Atlanta with old friend Arthur Smith.
Last Week: 18 San Francisco 49ers
2022 stats: 1,153 yards | 63.5 comp % | 7 TD | 3 INT | 7.8 YPA | 41.1 QBR
Garoppolo needs to step up for the Niners considering all their defensive injuries. Against the Chiefs this weekend, he might need to throw it around some for a victory.
Last Week: 19 Indianapolis Colts
2022 stats: 1,765 yards | 67.2 comp % | 8 TD | 7 INT | 7.0 YPA | 45.7 QBR
The Colts finally scored some points last weekend, and Ryan, despite all his issues, has thrown for the second-most yardage in football. He’s still been pedestrian, but the volume is there.
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Last Week: 15 Arizona Cardinals
2022 stats: 1,463 yards | 65.1 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 5.8 YPA | 46.6 QBR
The Cardinals should have done their homework before extending Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray.
Last Week: 16 Tennessee Titans
2022 stats: 965 yards | 65.1 comp % | 6 TD | 3 INT | 7.7 YPA | 40.6 QBR
Tannehill needs to be a caretaker in Tennessee who can occasionally make a big throw on third down and in the red zone. That’s the formula to win the AFC South.
Last Week: 12 Detroit Lions
2022 stats: 1,355 yards | 59.7 comp % | 11 TD | 4 INT | 7.3 YPA | 54.7 QBR
Goff and the Lions are 1-4 coming out of their bye, now taking on the Cowboys in Dallas. My advice? Jared, get the ball out quick this Sunday.
Last Week: 11 Jacksonville Jaguars
2022 stats: 1,397 yards | 65.5 comp % | 9 TD | 4 INT | 6.9 YPA | 55.0 QBR
Lawrence was excellent against the Colts, but it wasn’t enough due to a lackluster defensive showing. The second-year quarterback has grown immensely this year, but there’s much work ahead.
Last Week: 10 Los Angeles Rams
2022 stats: 1,576 yards | 71.1 comp % | 6 TD | 8 INT | 7.0 YPA | 46.4 QBR
Stafford threw a pick-six against Carolina on what looked like miscommunication. Much more concerning is left tackle Joe Noteboom tearing his Achilles. Just a brutal year in L.A.
Last Week: 14 Minnesota Vikings
2022 stats: 1,502 yards | 66.2 comp % | 9 TD | 5 INT | 6.6 YPA | 51.1 QBR
Cousins was uneven against the Dolphins, but the defense bailed Minnesota out. The Vikings are 5-1, but Cousins needs to play better if Minnesota is going to be a real threat in the NFC.
Last Week: 6 Green Bay Packers
2022 stats: 1,403 yards | 67.0 comp % | 9 TD | 3 INT | 6.7 YPA | 38.4 QBR
Nobody can honestly feel the loss of Davante Adams is the only problem in Green Bay. Rodgers is playing poorly, the line isn’t holding up, and run game is out of sorts. Still, this starts with Rodgers, who is the highest-paid player in NFL history. Step up.
Last Week: 9 Las Vegas Raiders
2022 stats: 1,279 yards | 61.4 comp % | 8 TD | 4 INT | 7.0 YPA | 57.2 QBR
Carr has done a nice job overall this year, but it hasn’t been enough in the red zone or key spots late. Las Vegas needs him to be better situationally out of the bye week.
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Last Week: 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2022 stats: 1,652 yards | 67.2 comp % | 8 TD | 1 INT | 6.7 YPA | 52.0 QBR
Brady needs to be better. He also needs his offensive coordinator to allow him to throw on first down. The Bucs are a mess right now.
Last Week: 17 Seattle Seahawks
2022 stats: 1,502 yards | 73.4 comp % | 9 TD | 2 INT | 8.0 YPA | 68.3 QBR
If someone had told you Geno Smith would be playing better football — inarguably — than Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, which clinic would you have referred them to?
Last Week: 4 Baltimore Ravens
2022 stats: 1,277 yards | 61.9 comp % | 13 TD | 6 INT | 7.1 YPA | 64.1 QBR
Jackson needs to be better in the second half. The Ravens are blowing double-digit leads constantly in the final 30 minutes, and that’s both on the defense, and the offense.
Last Week: 8 Cincinnati Bengals
2022 stats: 1,616 yards | 66.7 comp % | 12 TD | 5 INT | 7.1 YPA | 51.8 QBR
Since throwing four interceptions in the first week against Pittsburgh, Burrow has been fantastic. The big key now is consistently defending two-high coverages and getting explosive plays.
Last Week: 3 Philadelphia Eagles
2022 stats: 1,514 yards | 66.8 comp % | 6 TD | 2 INT | 8.2 YPA | 59.6 QBR
Hurts’ passing numbers have come down a bit the past two weeks, but he’s still operating at a very high level. His YPA and rushing ability are propelling the Eagles’ offense.
Last Week: 5 Los Angeles Chargers
2022 stats: 1,716 yards | 66.1 comp % | 10 TD | 3 INT | 6.7 YPA | 59.5 QBR
Herbert had a rough game against Denver, but he’s holding onto the top spot behind Allen and Mahomes. If the Chargers ever decide to use Herbert’s big arm, please let us know.
Last Week: 1 Kansas City Chiefs
2022 stats: 1,736 yards | 65.9 comp % | 17 TD | 4 INT | 7.6 YPA | 74.2 QBR
Mahomes drops behind Allen, who right now, is the league MVP. Still, despite two interceptions this week, Mahomes is right there in the mix. He’s been awfully good all year.
Last Week: 2 Buffalo Bills
2022 stats: 1,980 yards | 66.9 comp % | 17 TD | 4 INT | 8.3 YPA | 75.4 QBR
Nobody has created more problems for defenses than Allen. He can throw into any window, hurdle any tackler, and beat any coverage. Phenomenal player.