The Sportsman’s NFL Quarterback Power Rankings After Week 9

The Sportsman runs through the QB standings after gameweek 9
14:38, 08 Nov 2022

First and foremost, we ought to give a special shout out to Tom Brady who broke the 100,000 passing yards barrier against the Rams on Sunday, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to do so. 

Other QBs such as Geno Smith and Tua Tagovailoa continued their strong campaigns while Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers and Sam Ehlinger each had poor weeks. 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. Davis Mills (Houston Texans) - NON-MOVER

31. Jacoby Brissett (Cleveland Browns) - BYE WEEK

30. PJ Walker (Carolina Panthers) - DOWN 3 

29. Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh Steelers) - BYE WEEK 

28. Sam Ehlinger (Indianapolis Colts) - DOWN 7 

27. Russell Wilson (Denver Broncos) - BYE WEEK 

26. Jared Goff (Detroit Lions) - NON-MOVER

25. Mac Jones (New England Patriots) - NON-MOVER 

24. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) - DOWN 2 

23. Taylor Heinicke (Washington Commanders) - UP 1

22. Justin Fields (Chicago Bears) - UP 8

21. Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) - UP 2 

20. Marcus Mariota (Atlanta Falcons) - DOWN 1

19. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) - DOWN 5

18. Zach Wilson (New York Jets) - UP 2

17. Andy Dalton (New Orleans Saints) - NON-MOVER

16. Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams) - NON-MOVER

15. Malik Willis (Tennessee Titans) - NEW ENTRY

14. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - UP 4

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

12. Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) - BYE-WEEK

11. Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers) - BYE-WEEK 

10. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) - NON-MOVER

It wasn’t a spectacular game for Herbert this weekend but it’s another W in the win column. He’s still not got all of his receivers fully fit so the fact he can still put up 243 yards is respectable. We could see him drop out of the top 10 next week if Jimmy G or Dak have big returns following their bye-weeks. 

9. Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) - DOWN 4 

The Ravens defeated the Saints on Monday night 27-13 at the Caesars Superdome but Lamar has been less than impressive in recent weeks and underwhelmed once again, throwing for just 133 yards and a 54% pass completion rate. He’s elusive on the ground and is missing receivers but we’ve said we needed more from him, he’s not delivered and now he’s falling down the charts. 

8. Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) - UP 1

Tua, Tua, Tua. He’s looking so impressive this year and the weapons at his disposal certainly helps him out but when he’s consistently averaging 282 yards per game, has 15 touchdowns and only three interceptions it’s hard to knock the season he’s having. His QB passer rating is 115.9. 

7. Daniel Jones (New York Giants) - BYE-WEEK

6. Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks) - UP 2

Geno Smith’s Seahawks continue to soar. Another win for Seattle against conference rivals Arizona this weekend saw Geno put up solid numbers despite throwing a pick six. Compared to other starting QBs, Smith is third on QBPR list with 107.2 and is only behind Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. He’s settled in Seattle and the Seahawks are surprising everyone week in, week out. 

5. Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings) - UP 1

Kirk Cousins is a baller, has an iced out neck and has led the Vikings to 7-1 with another win for Minnesota this week against a recently revitalised Washington Commanders side. He took some big hits in the pocket while delivering some beautiful passes to the likes of Thielen and Jefferson but he always bounced back to his feet and delivered again. Just what this Viking's offence needed.

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

It’s difficult to know how you rank a QB’s week when the running back scores FIVE touchdowns in a blow-out win but here we go. The Bengals offence is missing Ja’Marr Chase but luckily Joe Mixon has stepped up, adding a receiving TD to his four rushing ones. Burrow himself was reliable during the game, completing 78% of his passes for 206 yards. More than enough to maintain his place in the top five of our rankings. 

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

8-0. Wow. Adding 243 yards and two touchdowns to his resume for the season, we genuinely don’t have much more to say about Jalen and the Eagles. They continue to fly and will face off against Washington next Monday. 

2. Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) - DOWN 1 

“It’s tough to win in a league like this when your QB plays like sh*t”. 

Those were the words of Josh Allen after his Bills side slumped to a 20-17 defeat to the in-form, surprise package New York Jets. Despite rushing for two touchdowns, Allen threw two interceptions and only completed 52% (18/34) of his throws. A bad day at the office and he falls from the top spot. 

1. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) - UP 1 

Patrick Mahomes had himself one hell of a Sunday night, totalling 509 yards, 446 throwing and 63 rushing. Two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-17 win against division rivals Tennessee was enough to see him reclaim top spot. 

The Chiefs are 11/2 to win the Super Bowl with Betfred*

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