On Sunday night, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes drove for a comeback win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Did he put the MVP award on ice?
Our 2022 FanSided NFL quarterback rankings go live each Wednesday 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.
NFL quarterback rankings
Last Week: NA Carolina Panthers
2022 stats: 1,313 yards | 57.8 comp % | 6 TD | 6 INT | 6.4 YPA | 17.8 QBR
At one point in 2021, people argued for the Browns to extend Mayfield on a lucrative contract. Now? He’ll be lucky to compete for another starting job.
Last Week: 25 New York Jets
2022 stats: 1,279 yards | 55.6 comp % | 4 TD | 5 INT | 6.8 YPA | 45.2 QBR
The Jets had nine completions and 10 punts on Sunday. That says it all.
Last Week: 28 Houston Texans
2022 stats: 2,144 yards | 61.9 comp % | 11 TD | 11 INT | 6.5 YPA | 29.3 QBR
The Texans will be looking for a quarterback in the draft. Mills simply makes too many errors without any legitimate upside. He’s a backup.
Last Week: 31 Arizona Cardinals
2022 stats: 456 yards | 70.4 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 6.4 YPA | 55.6 QBR
McCoy has been a good backup for a long time. That said, the Cardinals desperately need to get Kyler Murray back, and see him dramatically improve.
Last Week: 30 Pittsburgh Steelers
2022 stats: 1,426 yards | 65.4 comp % | 3 TD | 8 INT | 6.0 YPA | 43.1 QBR
Pickett has been really uneven the last few weeks. Avoiding the turnovers, but missing some easy throws. However, eliminating the mistakes is the first step.
Last Week: 27 New England Patriots
2022 stats: 1,386 yards | 68.7 comp % | 4 TD | 7 INT | 7.1 YPA | 31.0 QBR
Jones took care of the football, but he’s struggling horribly. The Patriots couldn’t generate a single touchdown against the Jets.
Last Week: 24 Denver Broncos
2022 stats: 2,227 yards | 59.5 comp % | 7 TD | 5 INT | 7.4 YPA | 32.5 QBR
Wilson started off hot against the Raiders, but then resorted to a bunch of quick, short throws that resulted in punts and 16 points.
Last Week: 26 Indianapolis Colts
2022 stats: 2,443 yards | 69.2 comp % | 10 TD | 9 INT | 6.8 YPA | 45.0 QBR
Ryan been much better the last two weeks since being reinstated as the Colts’ starter, but he has no help. The offensive line stinks, and the rushing attack is struggling. Add in a loss of arm talent, and it’s a rough offense to watch.
Last Week: 21 Atlanta Falcons
2022 stats: 1,878 yards | 62.2 comp % | 13 TD | 7 INT | 7.5 YPA | 57.1 QBR
Mariota doesn’t do much in the passing game, but he’s opportunistic while being a threat on the ground, helping Atlanta to a 5-6 record.
Last Week: 23 Washington Commanders
2022 stats: 1,031 yards | 60.8 comp % | 5 TD | 4 INT | 7.0 YPA | 46.4 QBR
Heinicke isn’t making splash plays, but he’s not crushing the Commanders with bad mistakes. Additionally, the team is rallying around him.
Last Week: 18 New York Giants
2022 stats: 1,937 yards | 65.1 comp % | 9 TD | 4 INT | 6.9 YPA | 58.3 QBR
Jones has been great at avoiding turnovers this year, but he doubled his interception total on Sunday with a pair of picks in a bad loss to Detroit.
Last Week: 19 Cleveland Browns
2022 stats: 2,398 yards | 64.3 comp % | 11 TD | 5 INT | 7.2 YPA | 62.4 QBR
Brissett put up numbers for the Browns in their 31-23 loss to Buffalo, but Cleveland struggles to get much going in the downfield passing game. It’s a chore.
Last Week: 22 New Orleans Saints
2022 stats: 1,819 yards | 66.9 comp % | 14 TD | 7 INT | 7.5 YPA | 51.0 QBR
Dalton had his best showing of 2022, completing 21-of-25 throws for 260 yards and three scores, torching the beleaguered Rams.
Last Week: 20 Tennessee Titans
2022 stats: 1,685 yards | 65.1 comp % | 10 TD | 4 INT | 8.1 YPA | 53.1 QBR
Tannehill was largely terrific against the Packers, throwing for 333 yards and a two touchdowns. Tennessee is dangerous with a passing game.
Last Week: NA Los Angeles Rams
2022 stats: 2,087 yards | 68.0 comp % | 10 TD | 8 INT | 6.9 YPA | 50.2 QBR
Stafford has been beat up for parts of this season, playing behind a makeshift line. The Rams are going through the worst title defense in the Super Bowl era.
Last Week: 17 Jacksonville Jaguars
2022 stats: 2,334 yards | 65.2 comp % | 13 TD | 6 INT | 6.7 YPA | 51.1 QBR
Lawrence needs to show his potential over the last seven weeks. The Jaguars aren’t making the playoffs, so their progress can be measured in their quarterback’s play.
Last Week: 14 Green Bay Packers
2022 stats: 2,542 yards | 64.6 comp % | 19 TD | 7 INT | 6.8 YPA | 41.8 QBR
Rodgers didn’t get much going against Tennessee. Too many missed throws that should have been easy completions. He’s had a rough season.
Last Week: 16 San Francisco 49ers
2022 stats: 2,159 yards | 67.0 comp % | 15 TD | 4 INT | 8.1 YPA | 50.4 QBR
Garoppolo was terrific in Mexico, throwing for 228 yards and four touchdowns. When that version of Jimmy G surfaces, the Niners are dominant.
Last Week: 15 Chicago Bears
2022 stats: 1,642 yards | 59.6 comp % | 13 TD | 8 INT | 7.2 YPA | 54.8 QBR
Fields is once again electrifying. The Bears lost again but Fields ran for 85 yards, threw for 153 and totaled two touchdowns. There’s much more room for growth, but the second-year kid is showing plenty.
Last Week: 11 Minnesota Vikings
2022 stats: 2,461 yards | 63.4 comp % | 14 TD | 8 INT | 6.5 YPA | 45.8 QBR
Cousins has no chance against the Cowboys, constantly under siege from Micah Parsons and Co. The Vikings got clobbered 40-3 while Cousins threw for 105 yards on 4.6 yards per attempt. Ugly.
Last Week: 12 Detroit Lions
2022 stats: 2,442 yards | 63.9 comp % | 15 TD | 7 INT | 7.5 YPA | 55.5 QBR
Goff and the Lions are on a three-game winning streak, but the passing game did little against the Giants. Goff threw for 165 yards and zero touchdowns, but the defense and rushing attack handled business.
Last Week: 13 Las Vegas Raiders
2022 stats: 2,435 yards | 62.4 comp % | 15 TD | 5 INT | 7.0 YPA | 59.3 QBR
Carr found Davante Adams often in Denver, throwing two deep touchdowns to No. 17 including the game-winner in overtime. The Raiders are enduring a lost season, but Carr is playing well.
Last Week: 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2022 stats: 2,805 yards | 66.0 comp % | 12 TD | 2 INT | 6.6 YPA | 54.3 QBR
The Browns are up next for Brady, who is trying to get his Buccaneers over .500 for the first time since Week 5. Cleveland’s defense has struggled, so this is an advantageous matchup.
Last Week: 10 Dallas Cowboys
2022 stats: 1,132 yards | 67.8 comp % | 8 TD | 4 INT | 7.4 YPA | 60.7 QBR
Prescott had his best game of the year on Sunday, torching the Vikings for 276 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-25 passing. Now, the Giants on Thanksgiving.
Last Week: 7 Seattle Seahawks
2022 stats: 2,474 yards | 72.8 comp % | 17 TD | 4 INT | 7.8 YPA | 67.5 QBR
Smith comes out of his bye to host the Raiders. That has to be high on the list of fever dreams for quarterbacks in 2022.
Last Week: 9 Los Angeles Chargers
2022 stats: 2,730 yards | 66.6 comp % | 16 TD | 7 INT | 6.6 YPA | 57.7 QBR
The Chargers lost again to the Chiefs, but Herbert wasn’t at fault. He threw for 280 yards on 9.3 YPA with two touchdowns. The only blemish? A game-ending interception.
Last Week: 5 Baltimore Ravens
2022 stats: 1,977 yards | 63.4 comp % | 16 TD | 7 INT | 6.8 YPA | 60.6 QBR
Jackson struggled in the wind of Baltimore, throwing an interception and notching only 240 total yards against the Panthers. The Ravens need more from him down the stretch.
Last Week: 6 Cincinnati Bengals
2022 stats: 2,890 yards | 69.1 comp % | 22 TD | 8 INT | 7.8 YPA | 55.7 QBR
Burrow had two interceptions on Sunday, but both were flukes. He also threw four touchdowns, lighting up one of the league’s tougher defenses.
Last Week: 4 Buffalo Bills
2022 stats: 2,930 yards | 64.7 comp % | 21 TD | 10 INT | 8.0 YPA | 73.3 QBR
Allen avoided turnovers against the Browns and got better as the game progressed. Not a huge afternoon, but a good step.
Last Week: 3 Philadelphia Eagles
2022 stats: 2,407 yards | 68.3 comp % | 15 TD | 3 INT | 8.3 YPA | 65.2 QBR
Hurts and the Eagles struggled to generate consistent offense against the Colts, but the youngster helped Philadelphia avoid an upset with two scoring drives in the fourth quarter.
Last Week: 2 Miami Dolphins
2022 stats: 2,265 yards | 71.0 comp % | 18 TD | 3 INT | 9.1 YPA | 83.1 QBR
Tagovailoa comes off the bye to play the Texans. Look for both he and the Dolphins to post huge numbers this weekend.
Last Week: 1 Kansas City Chiefs
2022 stats: 3,265 yards | 66.3 comp % | 28 TD | 7 INT | 8.2 YPA | 78.5 QBR
Mahomes is the MVP by a wide margin right now. He’s playing the best football of his career.