In a game defining their season, the Cincinnati Bengals watched young quarterback Joe Burrow take wing, destroying the Baltimore Ravens.
Our 2021 FanSided NFL quarterback rankings go live each Tuesday 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.
QB New Orleans Saints
2021 stats: 135 yards | 60.0 comp % | 0 TD | 1 INT | 6.8 YPA | 20.2 QBR
It might be time to put Book back on the shelf. I’m so sorry.
QB New York Giants
2021 stats: 766 yards | 55.1 comp % | 4 TD | 8 INT | 4.9 YPA | 18.6 QBR
If the Giants want to win some fans back, they should force Glennon to hold a retirement ceremony at the 50-yard line this week.
QB Detroit Lions
2021 stats: 264 yards | 68.4 comp % | 1 TD | 3 INT | 4.6 YPA | 17.7 QBR
Boyle somehow kept the Lions in the game in Atlanta, but couldn’t finish the deal. Nice effort, but he’s a backup to the hilt.
QB Denver Broncos
2021 stats: 380 yards | 59.7 comp % | 1 TD | 2 INT | 6.1 YPA | 12.4 QBR
Remember when Lock was a preseason MVP darkhorse going into 2020? Good times.
QB New York Jets
2021 stats: 2,013 yards | 56.7 comp % | 7 TD | 11 INT | 6.1 YPA | 28.2 QBR
Wilson somehow posted the week’s highest QBR after throwing for 102 yards and a touchdown on 22 attempts.
QB Carolina Panthers
2021 stats: 684 yards | 54.8 comp % | 4 TD | 5 INT | 5.4 YPA | 25.9 QBR
Retirement is looking better by the minute.
QB Baltimore Ravens
2021 stats: 638 yards | 67.1 comp % | 5 TD | 2 INT | 7.5 YPA | 52.2 QBR
Johnson has played quite well for two different teams this season as a backup. Well done, even in defeat.
QB Chicago Bears
2021 stats: 250 yards | 68.6 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 7.1 YPA | 44.5 QBR
Foles did a nice job in his audition for another job in another city in 2022.
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QB Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 stats: 3,225 yards | 58.7 comp % | 9 TD | 14 INT | 5.9 YPA | 32.5 QBR
If you can’t do anything against the Jets, it’s a red flag the size of Montana. Lawrence has had an awful situation around him, but this is a nightmare of a rookie season.
QB Houston Texans
2021 stats: 2,200 yards | 66.6 comp % | 12 TD | 9 INT | 6.7 YPA | 31.9 QBR
Mills has absolutely outplayed most people’s expectations of the third-round rookie. He’s not spectacular, but he’s clearly an NFL quarterback with upside.
QB Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 stats: 3,373 yards | 65.2 comp % | 20 TD | 8 INT | 6.6 YPA | 38.6 QBR
If the Steelers had anybody with an ounce of talent behind Roethlisberger, he’d be ushered onto the field ASAP. It’s hideous football.
QB Cleveland Browns
2021 stats: 2,825 yards | 62.4 comp % | 15 TD | 11 INT | 7.3 YPA | 37.9 QBR
You can’t throw four interceptions in a two-point loss. It can’t happen. The Browns are going to be in the market for an upgrade.
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QB Washington Football Team
2021 stats: 3,052 yards | 64.8 comp % | 20 TD | 14 INT | 6.9 YPA | 43.7 QBR
Washington was crushed, Heinicke was benched, and the Football Team is finished after a quick revival following a 2-6 start.
QB Philadelphia Eagles
2021 stats: 2,930 yards | 61.1 comp % | 16 TD | 9 INT | 7.2 YPA | 46.6 QBR
Hurts was hideous for much of the Giants game, and then torched the NFC’s worst team outside of Detroit. The Eagles win out, and they’re in.
QB Miami Dolphins
2021 stats: 2,339 yards | 69.9 comp % | 15 TD | 9 INT | 7.1 YPA | 56.5 QBR
Tagovailoa is improving. He still plays a very vanilla game and will make the ludicrous mistakes, but he’s serviceable and getting better.
QB Atlanta Falcons
2021 stats: 3,555 yards | 67.9 comp % | 19 TD | 11 INT | 7.1 YPA | 48.6 QBR
Ryan might be the best quarterback nobody talks about. He has Kyle Pitts and a bunch of hood ornaments, and the Falcons are somehow 7-8.
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QB San Francisco 49ers
2021 stats: 3,494 yards | 68.0 comp % | 19 TD | 10 INT | 8.5 YPA | 53.8 QBR
With Garoppolo hurting, the Niners might be turning to Trey Lance in must-win games. Fascinating stuff.
QB Tennessee Titans
2021 stats: 3,327 yards | 66.7 comp % | 15 TD | 14 INT | 6.9 YPA | 52.9 QBR
Tannehill came alive in the second half against the Niners, finding A.J. Brown at will against a Niners team that refused to double him all night.
QB New England Patriots
2021 stats: 3,313 yards | 67.2 comp % | 18 TD | 12 INT | 7.2 YPA | 51.5 QBR
The Patriots needed Jones’ best game on Sunday, and they got his worst. Tough moment for the rookie.
QB Seattle Seahawks
2021 stats: 2,639 yards | 64.9 comp % | 18 TD | 5 INT | 7.6 YPA | 47.7 QBR
Wilson might be playing his final games with the Seahawks over the next two weeks. What an odd scenario for the future Hall of Famer.
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QB Indianapolis Colts
2021 stats: 3,230 yards | 62.8 comp % | 25 TD | 6 INT | 7.0 YPA | 59.8 QBR
Wentz has some awful moments, but he’s also capable of making any throw on the field. We’ve seen it all from him the past two games, both huge wins for the Colts.
QB Minnesota Vikings
2021 stats: 3,971 yards | 66.4 comp % | 30 TD | 7 INT | 7.4 YPA | 50.8 QBR
Cousins is the master of putting up really quality stats, having enough good games to suck you in, and then playing poorly in far too many big spots.
QB Las Vegas Raiders
2021 stats: 4,363 yards | 68.7 comp % | 20 TD | 12 INT | 7.8 YPA | 54.2 QBR
Carr wasn’t great against the Broncos, but he did enough save for one hideous interception to have the Raiders controlling their own playoff destiny.
QB Arizona Cardinals
2021 stats: 3,284 yards | 69.1 comp % | 21 TD | 10 INT | 8.1 YPA | 55.4 QBR
Either Murray is still hurt, or he’s having a horrific three-game stretch. The Cardinals need him to figure it out, and fast.
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QB Dallas Cowboys
2021 stats: 3,928 yards | 68.7 comp % | 29 TD | 10 INT | 7.4 YPA | 49.0 QBR
After playing through a mini-slump, Prescott exploded for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns in the first half against Washington. Slump over.
QB Los Angeles Chargers
2021 stats: 4,394 yards | 67.1 comp % | 33 TD | 14 INT | 7.6 YPA | 65.3 QBR
The truly great quarterback can’t lose to the Texans in Week 16 with everything on the line. Herbert is phenomenal, but it can’t happen. Quarterback wins aren’t a real stat, but he wears a huge portion of that debacle.
QB Cincinnati Bengals
2021 stats: 4,165 yards | 69.9 comp % | 30 TD | 14 INT | 8.7 YPA | 52.7 QBR
Burrow was out of his mind Sunday, propelling the Bengals to within one win of the AFC North title. The second-year star threw for 525 yards — fourth-most all time — while hanging 41 points on the outmatched Ravens.
QB Los Angeles Rams
2021 stats: 4,339 yards | 66.9 comp % | 36 TD | 13 INT | 8.1 YPA | 63.7 QBR
Stafford was great on Monday night a few weeks ago against the Cardinals, and then has a mediocre game against the Seahawks before a brutal showing this weekend. He needs to be more consistent.
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QB Buffalo Bills
2021 stats: 4,048 yards | 65.0 comp % | 34 TD | 12 INT | 7.0 YPA | 60.5 QBR
Allen has put the Bills completely on his back. Completely. Buffalo’s pass rush is poor, the offensive line is hurting, the weapons are scattershot outside of Stefon Diggs and none of it matters because Allen is the best one-man show in the NFL.
QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2021 stats: 4,580 yards | 66.8 comp % | 37 TD | 11 INT | 7.2 YPA | 65.6 QBR
Brady had to fall a few spots. Yes, the Buccaneers hammered the Panthers, but he hasn’t done much in recent weeks. He’s still incredible and an MVP candidate, but the two men ahead of him are playing at a higher level right now.
QB Kansas City Chiefs
2021 stats: 4,310 yards | 66.1 comp % | 33 TD | 13 INT | 7.4 YPA | 59.1 QBR
Mahomes went for three touchdowns and better than 200 yards in the first half before being shut down in a blowout win over the Steelers. Twice in the past three games, Mahomes has been pulled very early. He could easily be at 4,500 yards and 35 touchdowns already.
QB Green Bay Packers
2021 stats: 3,689 yards | 68.0 comp % | 33 TD | 4 INT | 7.8 YPA | 67.8 QBR
Rodgers isn’t leading the league in any counting stat save for fewest interceptions, and yet he’s the MVP through 16 weeks. He’s leading the Packers to what appears to be the No. 1 seed and doing it with one true receiving threat. Another phenomenal year.