In Week 9, many signal-callers struggled including Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Dak Prescott. It was a week of bad play in the NFL quarterback rankings.
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: 408 yards | 58.6 comp % | 3 TD | 0 INT | 5.8 YPA | 36.2 QBR
The Saints are going to need to win with defense. Siemian and Taysom Hill are backups, but nothing more.
QB Houston Texans
2021 stats: 656 yards | 63.2 comp % | 3 TD | 3 INT | 7.5 YPA | 44.5 QBR
Taylor came back after missing two months but was awful against the Dolphins, throwing a pair of ugly interceptions in a loss to the one-win Dolphins.
QB Miami Dolphins
2021 stats: 1,127 yards | 64.4 comp % | 5 TD | 4 INT | 5.6 YPA | 54.9 QBR
Brissett is the epitome of a conservative, backup quarterback. We’ll see if he gets another start on Thursday night.
QB Carolina Panthers
2021 stats: 1,986 yards | 59.5 comp % | 7 TD | 11 INT | 6.5 YPA | 35.8 QBR
Maybe Adam Gase wasn’t the problem. Darnold threw three more interceptions, and Carolina has to be running out of patience.
QB New York Jets
2021 stats: 702 yards | 72.7 comp % | 5 TD | 4 INT | 8.0 YPA | 60.5 QBR
White has been shockingly good, and it appears he’ll get another start this weekend against the Bills.
QB Detroit Lions
2021 stats: 1,995 yards | 66.9 comp % | 8 TD | 6 INT | 6.5 YPA | 30.4 QBR
Goff was great this week, mostly because he didn’t play.
QB Chicago Bears
2021 stats: 1,282 yards | 59.5 comp % | 4 TD | 8 INT | 6.3 YPA | 23.2 QBR
The Bears got ridiculously screwed in Pittsburgh by the officials. It takes away from Fields, who was brilliant for Chicago, throwing for 291 yards on 10.0 yards per attempt. Great showing.
QB Washington Football Team
2021 stats: 1,928 yards | 63.9 comp % | 11 TD | 9 INT | 7.0 YPA | 41.8 QBR
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QB Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 stats: 1,821 yards | 59.5 comp % | 8 TD | 9 INT | 6.2 YPA | 35.8 QBR
Somehow, Lawrence did nothing and the Jaguars beat the Bills. However, in fairness, the No. 1 overall pick avoided turnovers, which is a great step.
QB Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 stats: 1,986 yards | 65.1 comp % | 10 TD | 4 INT | 6.6 YPA | 41.6 QBR
Roethlisberger should be getting his AARP card in the mail any day now. His 42-yard deep ball to James Washington was in the air for roughly 23 minutes.
QB Philadelphia Eagles
2021 stats: 1,981 yards | 61.5 comp % | 11 TD | 4 INT | 7.3 YPA | 49.4 QBR
Hurts was terrific against the Chargers, but the Philadelphia defense made sure it wasn’t enough. The second-year man is showing signs of being a quality starter.
QB New York Giants
2021 stats: 2,059 yards | 64.8 comp % | 8 TD | 5 INT | 7.0 YPA | 45.4 QBR
Jones is largely avoiding the big mistakes that have marked his career, but the big plays aren’t there for Big Blue.
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QB San Francisco 49ers
2021 stats: 1,754 yards | 65.3 comp % | 8 TD | 5 INT | 8.2 YPA | 48.9 QBR
If the 49ers aren’t turning to Trey Lance now, then when? The veteran has been mediocre and at 3-5 with little playoff hope, why not make the switch?
QB Denver Broncos
2021 stats: 2,163 yards | 70.2 comp % | 14 TD | 5 INT | 7.6 YPA | 50.5 QBR
Bridgewater was terrific against the Cowboys, helping Denver shock Dallas in its building. The Broncos are 5-4 and getting healthier. They need Bridgewater to continue his steady play.
QB Cleveland Browns
2021 stats: 1,917 yards | 66.7 comp % | 8 TD | 3 INT | 8.5 YPA | 44.4 QBR
In his first week without Odell Beckham, Mayfield threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns on 10.4 yards per attempt. Really nice week for Mayfield and the Browns, both of whom needed it.
QB New England Patriots
2021 stats: 2,135 yards | 68.0 comp % | 10 TD | 7 INT | 7.1 YPA | 49.0 QBR
Jones has been under fire for his controversial play against Brian Burns, but in terms of quarterback play, he was very pedestrian, throwing for 139 yards with a touchdown and interception. No team asks less of its signal-caller than New England.
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QB Tennessee Titans
2021 stats: 2,145 yards | 66.1 comp % | 11 TD | 8 INT | 7.4 YPA | 61.6 QBR
Tannehill threw for 143 yards on 5.3 yards per attempt against the Rams, and the Titans blew Los Angeles out, 28-16. It was a bizarre game, and Tannehill essentially got a bye week.
QB Minnesota Vikings
2021 stats: 2,140 yards | 68.2 comp % | 16 TD | 2 INT | 7.1 YPA | 55.3 QBR
Cousins’ stats are always solid, but the film shows a player who leaves far too many yards on the field. This was true against the Ravens, whether it was line calls or missed throws.
QB Atlanta Falcons
2021 stats: 2,157 yards | 69.4 comp % | 15 TD | 6 INT | 7.2 YPA | 58.4 QBR
Ryan was fantastic against the Saints, throwing for 343 yards (11.2 YPA) and a pair of touchdowns in a wild 27-25 win. Atlanta is 4-4 and heads to Dallas for a revenge game with Dan Quinn.
QB Cincinnati Bengals
2021 stats: 2,497 yards | 68.2 comp % | 20 TD | 11 INT | 8.7 YPA | 48.8 QBR
The interceptions need to cease. Burrow now leads the league with 11, and as teams clamp down on rookie star receiver Ja’Marr Chase over the past few weeks, the youngster has really struggled to adjust.
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QB Indianapolis Colts
2021 stats: 2,198 yards | 63.3 comp % | 17 TD | 3 INT | 7.3 YPA | 59.1 QBR
Wentz lit up the Jets in Week 9, getting Indy to 4-5 and back in the mix. After struggling horribly in 2020, Wentz is having an excellent season for the Colts despite his weapons being banged up.
QB Kansas City Chiefs
2021 stats: 2,534 yards | 65.2 comp % | 20 TD | 10 INT | 7.0 YPA | 54.3 QBR
Mahomes falls out of the top 10 once again. He avoided a turnover for the first time since Week 1, but he looks awful. Bad reads and forced throws have turned him into a sub-par player this past month.
QB Las Vegas Raiders
2021 stats: 2,565 yards | 67.3 comp % | 13 TD | 7 INT | 8.2 YPA | 53.8 QBR
Carr had his worst week against the Giants. He threw two interceptions to safety Xavier McKinney, including a telegraphed pick-six. Still, he’s worthy of a top-10 spot. Great year overall.
QB Buffalo Bills
2021 stats: 2,236 yards | 65.5 comp % | 17 TD | 5 INT | 7.0 YPA | 57.5 QBR
Allen slides a bit after an ugly game against Jacksonville. While his offensive line was a disaster, Allen also threw two hideous interceptions, including one to his name counterpart which was a horrid decision. The Bills can’t run, so they depend heavily on Allen. He’s had too many down games.
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QB Dallas Cowboys
2021 stats: 2,045 yards | 69.4 comp % | 18 TD | 5 INT | 8.0 YPA | 53.6 QBR
Prescott came back from his calf injury and likely wishes he waited a week. The Cowboys got handled by the Broncos while the passing game struggled mightily. This week, the Falcons try their hand at slowing down one of the league’s top offenses.
QB Los Angeles Chargers
2021 stats: 2,350 yards | 66.1 comp % | 18 TD | 6 INT | 7.4 YPA | 64.1 QBR
Play the Eagles, put up numbers. It was Herbert’s turn this week, who after a pair of poor showings went 32-of-38 for 356 yards with two scores. Los Angeles needed it all in a last-second 27-24 win to move into first place of the AFC West.
QB Green Bay Packers
2021 stats: 1,894 yards | 67.1 comp % | 17 TD | 3 INT | 8.3 YPA | 66.9 QBR
Rodgers had a long week. Let’s just leave it at that.
QB Baltimore Ravens
2021 stats: 2,209 yards | 65.0 comp % | 13 TD | 7 INT | 8.3 YPA | 58.0 QBR
Jackson had another bizarre game, but he makes so many plays. Against the Vikings, he threw two interceptions and posted 6.5 yards per attempt. Yet he also went for three touchdowns and ran for 120 yards. He’s the toughest player to defend in the NFL.
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QB Seattle Seahawks
2021 stats: 1,196 yards | 72.0 comp % | 10 TD | 1 INT | 9.6 YPA | 63.3 QBR
With the Seahawks at 3-5 and headed to Lambeau Field, Wilson steps into one heck of a situation. Can he bring Seattle back from the brink and drive it to the playoffs?
QB Los Angeles Rams
2021 stats: 2,771 yards | 68.2 comp % | 23 TD | 6 INT | 8.6 YPA | 69.8 QBR
Stafford had to drop a few spots. On Sunday night, he suffered his first truly poor game of 2021, throwing one pick-six and another interception which was returned inside the 5-yard line. It was a wreck of a showing.
QB Arizona Cardinals
2021 stats: 2,276 yards | 72.7 comp % | 17 TD | 7 INT | 8.9 YPA | 63.2 QBR
Murray didn’t play last week, but moved up because of Stafford’s effort. With the Cardinals at 8-1 and Murray enjoying a great year, he’s a solid MVP candidate.
QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2021 stats: 2,650 yards | 67.3 comp % | 25 TD | 5 INT | 7.7 YPA | 69.5 QBR
Brady is 44 years old. Make this make sense.