After a hot start to the season, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is struggling as his team needs him more than ever.
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 York Giants
2021 stats: 383 yards | 56.5 comp % | 1 TD | 3 INT | 5.6 YPA | 21.2 QBR
The Giants should force Glennon to hold a retirement press conference today, for his own good.
QB New York Jets
2021 stats: 1,539 yards | 58.0 comp % | 6 TD | 11 INT | 6.3 YPA | 24.8 QBR
Wilson isn’t in last place anymore! Heck, he’s the best quarterback in his own city (for now).
QB New Orleans Saints
2021 stats: 320 yards | 53.1 comp % | 2 TD | 5 INT | 6.5 YPA | 39.1 QBR
How Hill has remained on a quarterback depth chart this long, one can only imagine.
QB Chicago Bears
2021 stats: 1,017 yards | 64.1 comp % | 6 TD | 6 INT | 6.6 YPA | 39.8 QBR
Dalton can’t play anymore. He had a decent career, no shame in it, but he’s ready for the rocking chair.
QB Carolina Panthers
2021 stats: 289 yards | 55.8 comp % | 3 TD | 2 INT | 5.6 YPA | 35.2 QBR
If the Panthers were in contention, Newton might get benched. As things stand, makes sense to ride the nostalgia train for a month.
QB Houston Texans
2021 stats: 966 yards | 60.7 comp % | 5 TD | 5 INT | 6.4 YPA | 38.3 QBR
The Texans have no shot, but benching Taylor for Davis Mills is insane. Houston desperately needs to upgrade this roster across the board.
QB Detroit Lions
2021 stats: 2,576 yards | 66.7 comp % | 13 TD | 7 INT | 6.5 YPA | 30.8 QBR
Goff played well against the Vikings, even making some tight-window throws. Hard not to be happy for Detroit after finally winning a game.
QB Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 stats: 2,514 yards | 58.0 comp % | 9 TD | 10 INT | 5.9 YPA | 33.8 QBR
Until the Jaguars get a real coaching staff it’s impossible to evaluate Lawrence. That said, he’s certainly disappointing thus far.
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QB Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 stats: 2,758 yards | 64.8 comp % | 16 TD | 6 INT | 6.6 YPA | 44.4 QBR
Roethlisberger made like Peter Frampton and came alive in the fourth quarter to upset the Ravens. Overall, he’s below-average, but a great quarter.
QB Philadelphia Eagles
2021 stats: 253 yards | 81.5 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 9.4 YPA | 77.1 QBR
Minshew could (and should) be starting somewhere. He’s better than about a third of the guys who start every week.
QB Cleveland Browns
2021 stats: 2,413 yards | 62.2 comp % | 11 TD | 6 INT | 7.7 YPA | 37.9 QBR
Mayfield needs to come out of the bye and pay perhaps his best football with Baltimore coming to town on Sunday. It’s now or never.
QB Denver Broncos
2021 stats: 2,775 yards | 67.3 comp % | 16 TD | 7 INT | 7.3 YPA | 47.5 QBR
Bridgewater was intercepted twice against the Chiefs on Sunday night, and he’s lucky it wasn’t four or five times.
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QB Washington Football Team
2021 stats: 2,809 yards | 67.9 comp % | 18 TD | 11 INT | 7.1 YPA | 50.2 QBR
Heinicke did very little against the Raiders, but he also didn’t make a crushing mistake. It’s all he needs to do for Washington to win.
QB Miami Dolphins
2021 stats: 1,945 yards | 70.9 comp % | 12 TD | 6 INT | 7.1 YPA | 58.1 QBR
Tagovailoa doesn’t make big plays, but he’s avoiding errors and allowing Miami’s defense to beat bad teams. The Dolphins are being careful with him.
QB Atlanta Falcons
2021 stats: 2,914 yards | 68.1 comp % | 16 TD | 11 INT | 6.9 YPA | 47.9 QBR
Ryan has no chance. The Falcons can’t block, they have no above-average receivers, and the defense constantly has Atlanta trailing.
QB San Francisco 49ers
2021 stats: 2,641 yards | 66.8 comp % | 15 TD | 8 INT | 8.5 YPA | 56.4 QBR
Garoppolo threw a pair of interceptions in what was a crushing loss for San Francisco. The Niners need him to step up in Cincinnati this weekend.
QB Tennessee Titans
2021 stats: 2,774 yards | 65.8 comp % | 14 TD | 13 INT | 7.1 YPA | 53.3 QBR
Tannehill should be getting Julio Jones back soon, and he needs him based on the rest of the depth chart. It’s been a struggle as of late.
QB Seattle Seahawks
2021 stats: 2,042 yards | 67.2 comp % | 14 TD | 4 INT | 7.9 YPA | 44.6 QBR
Wilson only moves back because of the movement around him. He played a decent game against San Francisco, but still only averaged 6.1 yards per attempt with an interception.
QB Indianapolis Colts
2021 stats: 2,948 yards | 63.3 comp % | 22 TD | 5 INT | 7.0 YPA | 58.6 QBR
Wentz was asked to do very little against the Texans, but he executed. The Colts are 7-6 and heading into their bye with real playoff hopes.
QB New England Patriots
2021 stats: 2,869 yards | 70.3 comp % | 16 TD | 8 INT | 7.5 YPA | 52.6 QBR
Um … not much to say.
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QB Las Vegas Raiders
2021 stats: 3,663 yards | 67.8 comp % | 17 TD | 9 INT | 8.1 YPA | 55.1 QBR
Carr needs to move back a few spots. The overall numbers are good, but he missed a litany of critical throws against Washington, and has had similar problems over the past month.
QB Cincinnati Bengals
2021 stats: 3,135 yards | 68.3 comp % | 23 TD | 14 INT | 8.3 YPA | 48.8 QBR
Burrow played a fantastic game against the Chargers, despite a painful pinky injury. Even his interception should have been a long touchdown, bouncing off Ja’Marr Chase’s hands.
QB Baltimore Ravens
2021 stats: 2,865 yards | 64.0 comp % | 16 TD | 13 INT | 7.6 YPA | 50.4 QBR
Jackson needs to be better. He threw a brutal pick to Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first quarter, costing Baltimore sure points. Over the last six weeks, he’s thrown eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
QB Minnesota Vikings
2021 stats: 3,353 yards | 68.4 comp % | 25 TD | 3 INT | 7.5 YPA | 56.6 QBR
Cousins has actually played really well for the most part this season. Minnesota’ scheme and his down moments, however, have contributed to a very disappointing campaign.
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QB Buffalo Bills
2021 stats: 3,216 yards | 66.8 comp % | 26 TD | 10 INT | 7.5 YPA | 60.6 QBR
Allen did all he could on Monday night. He only completed half his throws, but he was attempting so serious degree of difficulty. Now, he has to be the leader Buffalo desperately needs.
QB Dallas Cowboys
2021 stats: 3,170 yards | 69.0 comp % | 23 TD | 8 INT | 7.6 YPA | 49.5 QBR
Prescott is having a terrific season, and the Cowboys will need him to be at his best come January. There’s a chance he gets to 35 touchdown passes on the year.
QB Los Angeles Chargers
2021 stats: 3,547 yards | 66.6 comp % | 27 TD | 11 INT | 7.5 YPA | 67.3 QBR
Herbert lit up the Bengals in a 41-point explosion, throwing a bevy of deep shots early to put Cincinnati in a hole. If the Chargers can be more consistent, they’re very dangerous.
QB Kansas City Chiefs
2021 stats: 3,384 yards | 64.6 comp % | 25 TD | 12 INT | 7.1 YPA | 56.6 QBR
Mahomes was 15-of-29 on Sunday night with an interception. However, the Chiefs had five comical drops including one which resulted in the pick. Mahomes was solid, but ultimate let down.
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QB Los Angeles Rams
2021 stats: 3,611 yards | 66.7 comp % | 30 TD | 9 INT | 8.2 YPA | 66.0 QBR
Stafford got off the snide against the Jaguars, but now he faces the Cardinals on Monday night. Can the Rams, and Stafford, finally win a big game again?
QB Arizona Cardinals
2021 stats: 2,399 yards | 72.7 comp % | 19 TD | 7 INT | 8.9 YPA | 65.7 QBR
Murray came back after missing a month and immediately threw for two touchdowns before running in another couple of scores. He’s playing elite football, leading the Cards to the game’s best record.
QB Green Bay Packers
2021 stats: 2,878 yards | 66.2 comp % | 23 TD | 4 INT | 7.7 YPA | 64.9 QBR
Rodgers is coming off the bye week trying to get healthier. Seeing the Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday night should make the toe feel a bit better.
QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2021 stats: 3,771 yards | 68.3 comp % | 34 TD | 10 INT | 7.4 YPA | 66.1 QBR
Brady has to be a slight favorite to win MVP. He’s leading the league in yards and touchdown passes, and the Bucs have a real shot to win out.