The Sportsman’s NFL Quarterback Power Rankings After Week 12

The Sportsman runs through the QB standings after gameweek 12
16:00, 29 Nov 2022

This weekend saw all 32 teams playing in the same weekend for the first time since week five. Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen both got their team a win this week but their performances were far from perfect, Philadelphia Eagles come out on top after a shoot-out against Green Bay Packers and Russell Wilson gets yelled at by his own teammates. Once again, the NFL produced a brilliant weekend of football. 

BYE WEEK RULES - With some teams in a bye-week, the quarterbacks who don’t play shall be frozen in place. That may work for their benefit and restrict others, but those displaced will just have to up their game. 


As always, we’ll state the components that influence whether a player will rise or fall in the rankings. Influential factors accounted for are QB passer rating (QBPR), touchdowns (TD), interceptions (INT) and yardage (YD). The reputation anyone may hold is no longer important.

32. Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams) - OUT 

31. Zach Wilson (New York Jets) - BENCHED 

30. Davis Mills (Houston Texans) - UP 2

29. Marcus Mariota (Atlanta Falcons) - DOWN 1

28. Russell Wilson (Denver Broncos) - DOWN 1 

27. Sam Darnold (Carolina Panthers) - NEW ENTRY 

26. Jacoby Brissett (Cleveland Browns) - UP 4

25. Justin Fields (Chicago Bears) - INJURED (DOWN 3)

24. Taylor Heinicke (Washington Commanders) - NON-MOVER 

23. Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh Steelers) - UP 2

22. Jared Goff (Detroit Lions) - UP 4

21. Mac Jones (New England Patriots) - UP 3 

20. Andy Dalton (New Orleans Saints) - UP 1

19. Matt Ryan (Indianapolis Colts) - UP 1

18. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) - NON-MOVER

17. Daniel Jones (New York Giants) - DOWN 8

16. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals) - NON-MOVER

15. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) - NON-MOVER

14. Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) - NON-MOVER

13. Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) - UP 6

12. Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans) - UP 1

11. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - UP 1

10. Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) - UP 1

Injury limited his playtime in the early weeks but Dak Prescott is looking evermore impressive and with another win under their belt, his Cowboys side are starting to heat up as the play-offs edge close. Prescott recorded a 70% pass completion rate, throwing for 261 yards, averaging 8.7 per attempt, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a 91.1 QB rating. The interceptions are unfortunate but he’s still deserving of his place in the top 10. 

9.  Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) - UP 1

74% pass completion, 274 yards, 5.8 average, three touchdowns and a 109.7 QBPR. Those are the stats from Justin Herbert’s day out in Arizona last weekend as he put in one of his best performances of the season against the Cardinals with the Chargers winning 26-24 in Arizona.


8. Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings) - NON-MOVER

Kirk Cousins is Mr. Reliable this year. He’s had a few blips but looks so much better in this new system under Kevin O’Connell. As the Vikings defeated the Patriots 33-26 on Sunday, Kirk notched up 30/37 completions, 299 yards, 8.1 average, three touchdowns, one INT and a very impressive 116.1 QBPR - his highest since Week 1. 

7. Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks) - NON-MOVER

A tough loss for Geno Smith and the Seahawks this week as they were on the wrong end of an incredible game from Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs. Geno was steady with 27/37 completions for 328 yards, 8.9 average per attempt, two touchdowns, one INT and a 106.6 QBPR. Any other day this would’ve been enough for a victory but unfortunately for Smith, they suffered defeat on this occasion. 

6. Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers) - NON-MOVER

A 13-0 win certainly reflects better on the defence than the offence but Jimmy Garoppolo did his job well as the 49er’s cruised past the Saints. Ending the day with 222 yards, 26/37 completions, one passing touchdown is more than enough for Jimmy to maintain his position at no. 6. 

5. Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) - NON-MOVER

The Dolphins offence is too much for many teams to deal with and that was the case against the Texans this weekend as Miami ran out 30-15 victors. Tua’s numbers were strong with 299 passing yards, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt, a respectable 96.9 QBPR and a touchdown in the process. However, a 61% completion rate is somewhat disappointing but this was his lowest figure in that category since Week 7 so we’ll let him off.


4.  Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles) - NON-MOVER

WOW. 157 rushing yards, 153 yards passing, two touchdowns and no INTs. This was some performance from Jalen Hurts and the Eagles as they soared to 10-1 for the season, dispatching the Green Bay Packers 40-33 on Sunday night. Not too much to say on this one; Jalen played more than his part and demonstrated once again just how deadly he is as a dual-threat QB.

3. Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) - NON-MOVER

22/37, 270 yards, 7.3 average attempt, one touchdown and a 91 QBPR. It never has been easy as it seems when you got to Tennessee but Burrow’s Bengals emerged with a win in a closely contested battle. Had Burrow had a better game here, he’d have overtaken Allen in second. There’s always next week we suppose. 

2. Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) - NON-MOVER

253 yards, six average, two touchdowns, one interception and a 80.8 QBPR. Josh Allen has been pretty poor in recent weeks despite his team getting results. We’ll be keeping close tabs next weekend as the Bills take on the New England Patriots. 

1. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) - NON-MOVER 

Yet again, Patrick Mahomes’ side got themselves a victory, adding another 320 yards to his season tally. However, he had an unconvincing 27/42 on pass completions as his side won 26-10 against a deflated Rams side. His 85.4 passer rating is not great but when you’re getting wins we can let a few things slide. 

Chiefs are 4/1 to win the Super Bowl with Betfred*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

Suggested Searches:
The Sportsman
Manchester United
Manchester City
Premier League
Sportsman HQ
72-76 Cross St
Manchester M2 4JG
We will not ask you to provide any personal information when using The Sportsman website. You may see advertisement banners on the site, and if you choose to visit those websites, you will accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy applicable to those websites. The link below directs you to our Group Privacy Policy, and our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by email at: [email protected]

All original material is Copyright © 2019 by The Sportsman Communications Ltd.
Other material is copyright their respective owners.