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NFL quarterback rankings, Week 4: Jalen Hurts has arrived

Three weeks into the 2022 NFL season, Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles are soaring above the competition.

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

32

Mitchell Trubisky

Last Week: 32 Pittsburgh Steelers

2022 stats: 569 yards | 60.2 comp % | 2 TD | 1 INT | 5.5 YPA | 44.0 QBR

 

The Steelers should turn the keys over to Kenny Pickett. Trubisky doesn’t threaten any defense he faces.

 

31

Justin Fields

Last Week: 28 Chicago Bears

2022 stats: 297 yards | 51.1 comp % | 2 TD | 4 INT | 6.6 YPA | 23.0 QBR

 

If the Bears aren’t going to allow Fields to attempt more than 43 passes through three games, they might as well move on after the year.

 

30

Joe Flacco

Last Week: 29 New York Jets

2022 stats: 901 yards | 58.7 comp % | 5 TD | 3 INT | 5.8 YPA | 29.1 QBR

 

Flacco is throwing for yardage, but that’s because he’s thrown 155 passes this season, a league-high mark.

 

29

Baker Mayfield

Last Week: 25 Carolina Panthers

2022 stats: 550 yards | 51.9 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 6.8 YPA | 18.8 QBR

 

Mayfield has been hideous to start his career in Carolina. Very few explosive plays, no accuracy, and the worst QBR of any starter in the NFL.

 

28

Cooper Rush

Last Week: 31 Dallas Cowboys

2022 stats: 514 yards | 62.7 comp % | 2 TD | 0 INT | 6.9 YPA | 73.7 QBR

 

Rush doesn’t look pretty at times, but he’s one of the league’s better backups. Two games, two wins for Dak Prescott’s understudy.

 

27

Jacoby Brissett

Last Week: 30 Cleveland Browns

2022 stats: 596 yards | 66.3 comp % | 4 TD | 1 INT | 6.5 YPA | 62.6 QBR

 

Brissett is doing his job. He’s only thrown one interception while allowing Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Amari Cooper to eat up yardage.

 

26

Daniel Jones

Last Week: 24 New York Giants

2022 stats: 560 yards | 64.1 comp % | 3 TD | 2 INT | 6.1 YPA | 34.0 QBR

 

Jones simply holds onto the ball too long, and doesn’t create enough big plays. It’s a recipe for disaster against good teams.

 

25

Geno Smith

Last Week: 26 Seattle Seahawks

2022 stats: 717 yards | 77.5 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 7.0 YPA | 62.2 QBR

 

Smith is completing passes at a league-best rate, and the yardage is average. He’s not going to be an elite quarterback, but he’s not the reason Seattle is 1-2.

 

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24

Davis Mills

Last Week: 23 Houston Texans

2022 stats: 662 yards | 57.9 comp % | 3 TD | 2 INT | 6.2 YPA | 27.1 QBR

 

Houston needs more from Mills. Yes, the roster is underwhelming, but the Texans have a few weapons headlined by receiver Brandin Cooks. We could see a first-round quarterback here.

 

23

Jameis Winston

Last Week: 22 New Orleans Saints

2022 stats: 858 yards | 63.5 comp % | 4 TD | 5 INT | 7.5 YPA | 35.2 QBR

 

Old habits are becoming a problem for Winston. He’s thrown five interceptions over the past two weeks, both losses for the Saints.

 

22

Mac Jones

Last Week: 21 New England Patriots

2022 stats: 786 yards | 66.0 comp % | 2 TD | 5 INT | 8.1 YPA | 35.9 QBR

 

Jones appears to be sidelined with a high ankle sprain, compounding what has been an ugly start for the second-year pro from Alabama. Too many mistakes.

 

21

Marcus Mariota

Last Week: 27 Atlanta Falcons

2022 stats: 640 yards | 63.3 comp % | 3 TD | 3 INT | 8.1 YPA | 55.8 QBR

 

Mariota is exceeding expectations. Throwing the ball to Kyle Pitts and Drake London, running here and there, and not making huge mistakes.

 

20

Carson Wentz

Last Week: 16 Washington Commanders

2022 stats: 861 yards | 63.1 comp % | 7 TD | 3 INT | 6.6 YPA | 39.9 QBR

 

Wentz has the yardage, but the other numbers are sub-par. The Commanders need Wentz to lead and avoid errors while making big plays. Unfortunately, that isn’t Wentz’s style.

 

19

Matt Ryan

Last Week: 20 Indianapolis Colts

2022 stats: 769 yards | 64.1 comp % | 3 TD | 4 INT | 6.6 YPA | 42.7 QBR

 

Ryan didn’t do much against the Chiefs, once again under constant pressure. Still, Ryan led a game-winning drive to upset Kansas City.

 

18

Jimmy Garoppolo

Last Week: 15 San Francisco 49ers

2022 stats: 365 yards | 62.0 comp % | 2 TD | 1 INT | 7.3 YPA | 28.9 QBR

 

Garoppolo was brutal on Sunday night in Denver, reminding everyone why the Niners gave up three first-round picks to acquire Trey Lance.

 

17

Ryan Tannehill

Last Week: 19 Tennessee Titans

2022 stats: 647 yards | 62.5 comp % | 3 TD | 3 INT | 8.1 YPA | 47.2 QBR

 

Tannehill is playing decent football, save the three picks. If he can continue a moderate ascension, the Titans can get back in the playoff race.

 

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16

Jared Goff

Last Week: 18 Detroit Lions

2022 stats: 748 yards | 58.9 comp % | 7 TD | 2 INT | 6.7 YPA | 63.7 QBR

 

Goff is having a decent year, highlighted by his seven touchdown passes. The Lions actually have one of the more fun offenses to watch.

 

15

Kirk Cousins

Last Week: 14 Minnesota Vikings

2022 stats: 758 yards | 62.2 comp % | 5 TD | 3 INT | 6.4 YPA | 45.9 QBR

 

Cousins is his typical inconsistent self. The Vikings need to stretch the field more, much as they did in Week 1 against the Packers with Justin Jefferson.

 

14

Russell Wilson

Last Week: 13 Denver Broncos

2022 stats: 743 yards | 59.4 comp % | 2 TD | 1 INT | 7.0 YPA | 45.2 QBR

 

Wilson isn’t playing well. Too many missed throws. Not enough mobility. Stop worrying about yelling run or pass, just play better.

 

13

Kyler Murray

Last Week: 11 Arizona Cardinals

2022 stats: 784 yards | 63.8 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 5.6 YPA | 49.5 QBR

 

Murray has played two great quarters this year. Otherwise, Murray and the Cardinals have been one of the NFL’s most lackluster teams.

 

12

Derek Carr

Last Week: 12 Las Vegas Raiders

2022 stats: 850 yards | 60.8 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 7.1 YPA | 48.8 QBR

 

Carr needs to be better. The line is doing him no favors, and the run-pass balance is insanely out of whack, but the Raiders gave him great weapons … and the production isn’t there.

 

11

Trevor Lawrence

Last Week: 17 Jacksonville Jaguars

2022 stats: 772 yards | 69.4 comp % | 6 TD | 1 INT | 7.0 YPA | 71.1 QBR

 

Lawrence is breaking out. The Jaguars are 2-1 after two blowout wins, and Lawrence is completing passes, working through progressions and showing mobility. Great stuff.

 

10

Joe Burrow

Last Week: 8 Cincinnati Bengals

2022 stats: 812 yards | 64.0 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 6.5 YPA | 47.1 QBR

 

Burrow and the Bengals finally got their first win of the season on Sunday, but the quarterback was average. Too many passes which were near-INTs. Not bad, but not great.

 

9

Matthew Stafford

Last Week: 7 Los Angeles Rams

2022 stats: 761 yards | 72.5 comp % | 4 TD | 5 INT | 7.5 YPA | 51.1 QBR

 

Stafford was solid against the Cardinals, only moving down two spots because of some great performances elsewhere. The Rams need more, but the last few weeks have been encouraging.

 

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8

Tom Brady

Last Week: 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2022 stats: 673 yards | 65.0 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 6.5 YPA | 47.5 QBR

 

Brady is playing decent football, but he has no help. The line is beat up, his receivers have been out of the lineup, etc. The latter should be better this week with Mike Evans returning.

 

7

Aaron Rodgers

Last Week: 4 Green Bay Packers

2022 stats: 684 yards | 72.3 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 7.3 YPA | 48.9 QBR

 

Rodgers, like Brady, doesn’t have the weapons. That said, he’s managing the game, and you can bet he’ll get rolling soon.

 

6

Justin Herbert

Last Week: 3 Los Angeles Chargers

2022 stats: 910 yards | 66.1 comp % | 7 TD | 2 INT | 7.2 YPA | 60.9 QBR

 

Herbert looked nowhere near like his normal self on Sunday. The ribs are clearly bothering him, leading to inaccurate throws throughout the day.

 

5

Tua Tagovailoa

Last Week: 10 Miami Dolphins

2022 stats: 925 yards | 71.3 comp % | 8 TD | 2 INT | 9.2 YPA | 82.8 QBR

 

Tagovailoa didn’t put up huge numbers against the Bills, but made multiple big-time throws including the essential game-winner to Jaylen Waddle between the safeties.

 

4

Jalen Hurts

Last Week: 9 Philadelphia Eagles

2022 stats: 916 yards | 67.3 comp % | 4 TD | 1 INT | 9.3 YPA | 74.7 QBR

 

Right now, Hurts is the MVP. He’s throwing for more than 300 yards per game, rushing the ball with efficiency, and avoiding mistakes. A real transformation.

 

3

Patrick Mahomes

Last Week: 1 Kansas City Chiefs

2022 stats: 857 yards | 67.9 comp % | 8 TD | 1 INT | 7.9 YPA | 76.2 QBR

 

Mahomes hasn’t been himself the past two weeks. Too many 50-50 balls, too much time looking to make plays that don’t materialize. Some of this is the offensive line, but Mahomes can step up.

 

2

Lamar Jackson

Last Week: 6 Baltimore Ravens

2022 stats: 749 yards | 63.6 comp % | 10 TD | 2 INT | 8.5 YPA | 78.4 QBR

 

Jackson is having an unreal year. He’s leading the league with 10 touchdown tosses, and has rushed for 243 yards, fifth-most in the NFL. It’s a dream season so far.

 

1

Josh Allen

Last Week: 2 Buffalo Bills

2022 stats: 1,014 yards | 71.2 comp % | 9 TD | 2 INT | 7.7 YPA | 77.7 QBR

 

Allen is the engine for Buffalo. He’s the only quarterback over 1,000 yards passing, and he’s also the most reliable runner. He’s Mr. Do-It-All for the Bills.


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