The Sportsman’s NFL Quarterback Power Rankings After Week 13

The latest standings have some big movers
12:35, 06 Dec 2022

What a mixed week for the quarterback fraternity. Plenty of regulars were injured, including Lamar Jackson and Jimmy Garropolo, the latter of whom will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. That meant multiple new starters, while many of the Week 12 stars were off the mark in Week 13. That all means an unfamiliar look to the latest Power Rankings.

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. Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) - INJURED

31. Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers) - OUT FOR SEASON

30. Russell Wilson (Denver Broncos) - DOWN 2

29. Deshaun Watson (Cleveland Browns) - NEW ENTRY

28. John Woolford (Los Angeles Rams) - NEW ENTRY 

27. Sam Darnold (Carolina Panthers) - BYE-WEEK 

26. Kyle Allen (Houston Texans) - NEW ENTRY

25. Mike White (New York Jets) - NEW ENTRY

24. Marcus Mariota (Atlanta Falcons) - UP 5

23. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) - DOWN 5

22. Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh Steelers) - UP 1

21. Justin Fields (Chicago Bears) - UP 4

20. Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) - DOWN 7

19. Matt Ryan (Indianapolis Colts) - NON-MOVER 

18. Andy Dalton (New Orleans Saints) - UP 2 

17. Mac Jones (New England Patriots) - UP 4

16. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals) - BYE-WEEK 

15. Taylor Heinicke (Washington Commanders) - UP 9

14. Jared Goff (Detroit Lions) - UP 8

13. Daniel Jones (New York Giants) - UP 4

12. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) - UP 3

11. Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans) - UP 1


10. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) - DOWN 1

Another defeat for the Chargers and another mediocre day for Justin Herbert. His stats for the day read 28/47 completions, 335 yards, one touchdown and a QBPR of 88.5. He’s only still in the top 10 because of the poor performances of those around him and that’s really not the place you want to be. It’s worth noting that the Chargers this year have been very disappointing and not all of the blame lies at the feet of Justin Herbert. 

9.  Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings) - DOWN 1

Again, not the finest performance and only remaining in the top 10 because of his performances prior to this week, but Kirk Cousins and the Vikings didn’t make it look easy against a resilient New York Jets side. Ending the day with 21/35 completions, 173 yards, just a 4.9 yard average and one touchdown is not what we have come to expect of Cousins under Kevin O’Connell so let’s hope this is just a blip in the road. 

8. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - UP 3

Tom Brady doing Tom Brady things. The Bucs offered little to nothing on offence all night then scored two touchdowns in two drives to kill the game and give Brady another memorable night. By no means was his performance flawless, completing 36/54 attempts for 281 yards (154 of which came on those last two drives). He also had two touchdowns, one interception and a QBPR of 84. However, it was a reminder that Tom Brady is still capable of magic moments and we hope he’s got a few more in him.

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7. Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) - DOWN 2

The Dolphins looked out of sorts on offence during their game against the San Francisco 49ers which is unfortunate for Tua because he’d looked immense before this game. As Miami slumped to a 33-17 defeat, Tua ended with a measly 54% completion rate, 295 yards, two touchdowns, two INTs and a QBPR of 79.7. That QBPR was his worst rating of the season outside of the game against the Bengals which saw him leave with a traumatic head injury. He and the Dolphins have to address their issues and look to bounce back next week against the LA Chargers. 

6. Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) - UP 4

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are looking like one of the hottest teams in the NFC and potentially the NFL after they romped to a 54-19 victory against the Colts on Monday night. A 66% on pass completions, 170 yards, three touchdowns, one INT and 100.7 QBPR - not a bad way to start the week. He’ll be looking to kick on once again next week as the Houston Texans come to town. 

5. Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks) - UP 2

Geno Smith is having a year very few saw coming. The Seahawks are firmly in the play-off hunt after their 27-23 victory over the divisional-rival LA Rams. Geno racked up 367 yards on 28/39 pass completions with a huge 9.4 yards per attempt as well as three touchdowns, one interception and a strong QBPR of 116.1. Deserves a spot in the top 10 and, with Tua disappointing, Smith moves up two places in the rankings.

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

29/39 pass completions for a huge 380-yard total, averaging 9.7 yards per attempt,  three touchdowns combined with 0 INT and accumulating him an impressive QBPR of 130.3. You just have to applaud the way in which Jalen Hurts has stepped up this year and is leaving his stamp for all to see on the Eagles’ impressive season. He warranted a move up in the rankings but every other QB also played a blinder, hence the fact he still just misses the top three. 

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

Josh Allen and the Bills haven’t had it easy in recent weeks but this was certainly a strong performance from one of this year’s MVP candidates. His QBPR of 106 is his best since the game against the Chiefs in Week 6. The Patriots didn’t offer much in the way of a test last Thursday as Allen ended the day with 22/33 completions, 223 yards, two touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He now shares the second-place spot with MVP rival Patrick Mahomes. 

2=. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) - DOWN 1

Last Sunday was not the finest for former No.1-ranked Patrick Mahomes as his Chiefs side slumped to their third straight defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals. Mahomes himself wasn’t really on the ball for the second week running, registering just 59% on pass completions and throwing just one touchdown in the process. He drops to second for the first time since Week 9.

1.  Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) - UP 2

We couldn’t watch the Chiefs versus Bengals game without moving Joe Burrow into first place. His poise in the pocket, his ability to go through his progressions and find the right man against a typically tough Kansas defence is a testament not only to Burrow but also the Bengals offensive line, who have stepped up massively in recent weeks. Joey B ended the game with a statline of 25/31 completions for 286 yards, averaging 9.2 yards per attempt, two touchdowns, 0 INTs and a whopping 126.6 QBPR. He takes the top spot, now let's see how long he can keep it.


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