In a wild Sunday night affair, Justin Herbert went for almost 500 yards in a 41-37 victory for the Los Angeles Chargers over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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 Detroit Lions
2021 stats: 77 yards | 65.2 comp % | 0 TD | 2 INT | 6.3 YPA | 6.7 QBR
I was taught as a child, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything. We move on.
QB New York Jets
2021 stats: 338 yards | 64.3 comp % | 3 TD | 0 INT | 8.0 YPA | 34.4 QBR
The Jets were supposedly turning a corner this season, and instead Joe Flacco is still starting games.
QB New Orleans Saints
2021 stats: 920 yards | 56.9 comp % | 8 TD | 2 INT | 6.4 YPA | 36.3 QBR
Siemian was hideous on Sunday, throwing the Saints right out of the game. He’s a backup at best.
QB Chicago Bears
2021 stats: 1,361 yards | 58.1 comp % | 4 TD | 8 INT | 6.9 YPA | 25.6 QBR
Fields had to leave at halftime with a rib injury. Before leaving, he struggled against the league’s worst pass defense in Baltimore. Not great.
QB Arizona Cardinals
2021 stats: 684 yards | 75.6 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 7.6 YPA | 53.3 QBR
McCoy did a terrific job against the Seahawks, completing 80 percent of his throws. Going 2-1 in relief of Kyler Murray? Great job.
QB Houston Texans
2021 stats: 763 yards | 62.2 comp % | 3 TD | 3 INT | 6.9 YPA | 53.3 QBR
Taylor didn’t have a big game on Sunday, but he didn’t make mistakes. Combine that with Ryan Tannehill throwing four interceptions, and you have an upset.
QB Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 stats: 2,141 yards | 58.4 comp % | 8 TD | 9 INT | 6.0 YPA | 35.0 QBR
Lawrence didn’t throw an interception for the third straight week. He also failed to drive the ball into the end zone. This isn’t all on Lawrence, but he’s struggling to make plays.
QB Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 stats: 2,259 yards | 65.3 comp % | 13 TD | 4 INT | 6.6 YPA | 43.8 QBR
Roethlisberger easily had the best game of his season on Sunday, throwing for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Still, the arm is toast.
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QB Carolina Panthers
2021 stats: 197 yards | 77.4 comp % | 3 TD | 0 INT | 6.4 YPA | 69.0 QBR
Newton was solid against Washington, but Carolina’s defense struggled all afternoon. Regardless, the Panthers have to be thrilled with the upgrade over Sam Darnold. Newton still has juice.
QB New York Giants
2021 stats: 2,226 yards | 64.8 comp % | 9 TD | 7 INT | 7.0 YPA | 45.4 QBR
Jones struggled most of the night against a bad Tampa Bay defense. The Buccaneers couldn’t stop Trevor Siemian or Taylor Heinicke, but Jones did nothing. Not great.
QB Miami Dolphins
2021 stats: 1,471 yards | 68.0 comp % | 9 TD | 6 INT | 7.2 YPA | 58.0 QBR
Quietly, Tagovailoa has been solid the past few games. That said, the Dolphins have no faith in him, and it’s tough to see him long-term in Miami, but raising his value for another team?
QB Washington Football Team
2021 stats: 2,390 yards | 66.2 comp % | 15 TD | 9 INT | 7.3 YPA | 48.4 QBR
Heinicke has engineered a pair of upsets over the last two weeks, beating the Buccaneers and Panthers. He’s without a big arm, but Heinicke is accurate and has enough mobility in the pocket.
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QB Cleveland Browns
2021 stats: 2,166 yards | 64.0 comp % | 10 TD | 6 INT | 7.9 YPA | 37.2 QBR
Mayfield is clearly playing hurt. He struggled mightily against Detroit, throwing two interceptions on 6.1 YPA. It’s bee a rough year.
QB Denver Broncos
2021 stats: 2,389 yards | 69.2 comp % | 14 TD | 5 INT | 7.4 YPA | 47.9 QBR
Bridgewater is coming off the Broncos’ bye week and looking to get a huge win against the Chargers. If Denver wins, it’s in the playoff picture.
QB San Francisco 49ers
2021 stats: 2,112 yards | 56.9 comp % | 12 TD | 5 INT | 8.3 YPA | 59.6 QBR
Garoppolo has been efficient over the past two weeks, and the 49ers have responded with wins over the Rams and Jaguars. Now, the Vikings in a critical game.
QB Atlanta Falcons
2021 stats: 2,427 yards | 67.7 comp % | 15 TD | 10 INT | 7.9 YPA | 52.0 QBR
Ryan and the Falcons have amassed three points total over the past two weeks. Atlanta has almost no talent to speak of around him.
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QB Philadelphia Eagles
2021 stats: 2,306 yards | 61.6 comp % | 13 TD | 5 INT | 7.2 YPA | 51.8 QBR
Hurts was pedestrian in the air with a line of 147 yards on 24 attempts. However, he also ran for 69 yards and three touchdowns, showcasing his unique talent.
QB Tennessee Titans
2021 stats: 2,681 yards | 66.6 comp % | 13 TD | 12 INT | 7.3 YPA | 54.0 QBR
Tannehill threw four interceptions against the Texans. Quietly, he easily has the worst TD:INT ratio of any true starter in the game.
QB Indianapolis Colts
2021 stats: 2,484 yards | 63.0 comp % | 18 TD | 3 INT | 7.0 YPA | 56.1 QBR
Wentz was essentially asked to hang out and watch the Jonathan Taylor show. Importantly, though, Wentz didn’t make any big mistakes in awful weather. He’s managing the game well.
QB New England Patriots
2021 stats: 2,540 yards | 70.2 comp % | 14 TD | 8 INT | 7.3 YPA | 49.8 QBR
Jones isn’t the demigod he’s made out to be by some, but he’s playing smart, efficient football on a team asking him to do exactly that.
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QB Seattle Seahawks
2021 stats: 1,564 yards | 64.9 comp % | 10 TD | 3 INT | 8.2 YPA | 45.6 QBR
Wilson might need to shut it down again. He’s looked awful since coming back from finger surgery, and the Seahawks have 13 points across two games in that span.
QB Cincinnati Bengals
2021 stats: 2,645 yards | 68.3 comp % | 21 TD | 11 INT | 8.4 YPA | 49.4 QBR
Burrow was mediocre on Sunday, throwing for 148 yards (5.1 YPA) with a touchdown in Cincinnati’s 32-13 win over the Raiders. Big test this week against the Steelers.
QB Las Vegas Raiders
2021 stats: 3,041 yards | 67.9 comp % | 16 TD | 9 INT | 8.1 YPA | 53.9 QBR
Carr has enjoyed a nice year, but the wheels have come off. Over the Raiders’ current three-game losing streak, Carr has thrown four interceptions and doesn’t have a 300-yard effort.
QB Minnesota Vikings
2021 stats: 2,775 yards | 68.2 comp % | 21 TD | 2 INT | 7.4 YPA | 59.1 QBR
Cousins aired it out against the Packers, throwing for 341 yards (9.7 YPA) and three touchdowns without a pick. The Vikings are 5-5, and it’s largely because of the offense.
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QB Buffalo Bills
2021 stats: 2,811 yards | 65.7 comp % | 21 TD | 8 INT | 7.4 YPA | 58.8 QBR
Allen is the MVP frontrunner for some, but why? He’s been great at times, awful at others. On Sunday, Allen threw two interceptions and almost a third while being inaccurate all day.
QB Baltimore Ravens
2021 stats: 2,447 yards | 64.4 comp % | 14 TD | 8 INT | 7.9 YPA | 54.1 QBR
Jackson couldn’t play last Sunday due to illness but should be back this weekend with the Browns coming to town. Big spot for the Ravens.
QB Dallas Cowboys
2021 stats: 2,557 yards | 69.6 comp % | 20 TD | 7 INT | 7.8 YPA | 50.9 QBR
For the second time in three weeks, Prescott struggled against an AFC West team. Dallas couldn’t muster a touchdown and Prescott was sacked five times while throwing two interceptions.
QB Los Angeles Chargers
2021 stats: 2,927 yards | 66.2 comp % | 22 TD | 8 INT | 7.4 YPA | 67.0 QBR
Herbert was brilliant on Sunday night against the Steelers. With the Chargers’ defense once again struggling, the second-year star threw for 382 yards and three scores while rushing for 90 additional yards. It was a tour de force.
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QB Kansas City Chiefs
2021 stats: 3,200 yards | 65.5 comp % | 25 TD | 11 INT | 7.1 YPA | 57.3 QBR
Mahomes was victimized Sunday by a litany of drops — one that turned into an interception. Still, the Chiefs won 19-9 over Dallas, and Mahomes was both accurate and smart, throwing for 260 yards.
QB Green Bay Packers
2021 stats: 2,571 yards | 66.8 comp % | 21 TD | 4 INT | 7.8 YPA | 65.3 QBR
Rodgers suffered a toe injury in the first half of the 34-31 loss to Minnesota, but No. 12 still shined. The reigning MVP threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns, keeping Green Bay alive all day.
QB Los Angeles Rams
2021 stats: 3,013 yards | 68.2 comp % | 24 TD | 8 INT | 8.6 YPA | 69.8 QBR
After a pair of ugly losses, both Stafford and the Rams are looking for redemption this weekend in Green Bay. The veteran signal-caller should have mismatches to exploit against the Packers’ secondary.
QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2021 stats: 3,191 yards | 67.4 comp % | 29 TD | 8 INT | 7.6 YPA | 65.6 QBR
Brady dominated the Giants, who refused to play any kind of pass defense within 20 yards of the line of scrimmage. Still, a much-needed win and a solid performance by Brady.