NFL quarterback rankings, Week 3: Derek Carr is showing out

NFL quarterback rankings, Week 3: Derek Carr is showing out

Derek Carr has actually taken plenty of heat, however hes rolling to begin the 2021 season, leading the Las Vegas to an unexpected 2-0 start.
Our 2021 FanSided NFL quarterback rankings go live each Tuesday early morning throughout the regular season, and we use a sliding scale including existing and previous performances, with the former meaning more as the year goes on.


New York Jets

Zach Wilson

2021 stats: 468 yards
LW: 30
Wilson does not have much assistance, but hes off to a bad start. His four interceptions on Sunday– three of which were hideous tosses– was the weeks low point for quarterback play.


Houston Texans

Davis Mills

2021 statistics: 102 yards
Mills is a third-round rookie with absolutely no assistance. Thursday will be rough.


Trevor Lawrence

Jacksonville Jaguars

4 TD
LW: 27

Lawrence looked fantastic on the opening, scripted drive against Denver. He went 9-of-26 for 45 lawns with 2 interceptions.


Andy Dalton

Chicago Bears

LW: 31
Dalton is harming with a knee injury however may start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. While Justin Fields wasnt good in his debut, Dalton is clearly a backup, even in Chicago.


Miami Dolphins

Jacoby Brissett

36.3 QBR

Brissett is an excellent backup and a borderline starter. Versus the Buffalo Bills in a 35-0 loss, he looked shy behind a dreadful line.


Taylor Heinicke

Washington Football Team

7.5 YPA
LW: 32
Outside of what might have been a game-ending interception, Heinicke played well. When he avoids errors, Washington can win with him.


Daniel Jones

New York Giants

2 TD
LW: 28
Jones was pedestrian in the first half of Thursdays loss to Washington, however he fired up in the final 30 minutes. They would be 1-1 if the Giants didnt completely fall apart.


Indianapolis Colts

Carson Wentz

65.2 comp %
LW: 25
Wentz is now handling a set of sprained ankles, putting his status for Week 3 in jeopardy. There have been great moments when he has played. There have likewise been shovel passes getting obstructed.

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Jameis Winston

New Orleans Saints

59.5 comp %
LW: 24
Winston spoiled to “Bad Jameis” on Sunday. The Saints enjoyed him toss two ill-advised interceptions while hardly cracking 100 backyards. Now, Bill Belichick.


Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers

33.8 QBR
LW: 20
Its over. Like over, over. The Steelers are going to play out the 2021 project with Roethlisberger, however theres no arm strength and the offense is clearly avoiding the deep middle of the field because of it.


Sam Darnold

Carolina Panthers

2021 stats: 584 lawns
LW: 26
Darnold has actually done a great job up until now, mostly throwing and preventing errors to his ample weapons. If the Panthers get this version, they can make the playoffs.


Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts

3 TD
LW: 23
After an amazing opener, Hurts returned to earth a bit. The Eagles should still love what theyre seeing, however on Sunday, the second-year guy only threw for 190 backyards on 23 attempts. Factoring in a 91-yard bomb to Quez Watkins, Hurts just notched 99 yards on his other 22 throws.

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Mac Jones

New England Patriots

73.9 comp %
LW: 21
Jones is the embodiment of a game supervisor to this point. Everything has actually been beneath, with only one target of more than 20 lawns versus the Jets. Still, the Patriots have a terrific defense, so game-manning is enough.


Jared Goff

Detroit Lions

6.2 YPA
LW: 19
Goff was skilled versus the Packers, tossing well and keeping Detroit in the game through the better part of 3 quarters. Nevertheless, as soon as the Lions fell back by multiple ratings, things fell apart. Nobody needs to be comfortable more than Goff.


Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan

LW: 15
Ryan has actually been dreadful to start the year. Of course, it does not help hes continuously tracking and the offending line stinks, but a pair of pick-sixes on Sunday werent perfect.


Teddy Bridgewater

Denver Broncos

2021 stats: 592 backyards
LW: 22
Bridgewaters play has him deserving a higher ranking. Since the Broncos have actually played the Giants and Jaguars, and theres mounds of proof saying this is an aberration.

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Kirk Cousins

Minnesota Vikings

62.2 QBR
LW: 17
Cousins was excellent against the Cardinals, throwing 3 touchdowns and striking piece plays. Regrettably, the Vikings cant kick a basket or stop any person, so theyre 0-2.


Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers

LW: 16
Garoppolo is doing enough to hold back Trey Lance for now. The veteran is making use of a good defense and solid rushing attack to his advantage, remaining and taking few dangers within his abilities.


Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals

2021 statistics: 468 yards
LW: 14
Burrow played excellent on Sunday, if you eliminate three consecutive tosses being intercepted. The Bengals do not have a defense to bail the previous No. 1 total pick out, so any mistakes– let alone 3 straight– are a death sentence.


Tennessee Titans

Ryan Tannehill

7.5 YPA
LW: 13
Tannehill had a hard time early and the Titans appeared destined for 0-2. Suddenly, Tannehill came alive, going for more than 300 yards in a resurgence overtime win. For Tennessee, the crucial to winning is deep balls and preventing turnovers. Job well carried out in Seattle.

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Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield

59.3 QBR
LW: 11
Mayfield wasnt excellent against the Texans, throwing an interception and getting hurt while making the take on. Nevertheless, he ran for a rating and largely distributed the ball to his undermanned offense, which operated without Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.


Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert

7.7 YPA
LW: 7
Herbert needs to drop a couple of areas. Throwing 2 interceptions in a one-score game is ravaging, and a horrid sack (must have been deliberate grounding) in the fourth turned a possible goal into a basket. Cant make those errors.


Derek Carr

Las Vegas Raiders

4 TD
LW: 12
Nobody has taken pleasure in a better start to the season. Carr is leading the NFL in passing lawns by more than 100, despite playing excellent defenses in the Ravens and Steelers. Left for dead by a lot of pundits– including yours really– Carr and the Raiders look fantastic.


Josh Allen

Buffalo Bills

44.5 QBR
LW: 6
Allen has actually been, in a word, horrible. The 20 Second-Team All-Pro has had a hard time strongly versus the Steelers and Dolphins, missing out on hoards of open receivers while checking down far too typically. Buffalo needs the Allen of a year ago to show up.

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Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams

2021 statistics: 599 lawns
LW: 8
Stafford was strong against the Colts. Absolutely nothing that was otherworldly like a few throws versus the Bears in Week 1, however quality play which has the Rams 2-0 leading into their tilt with the Buccaneers this weekend.


Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson

LW: 10
Jackson put on a work of art performance against the Chiefs, representing more than 300 total backyards with 3 scores. Yes, he tossed two interceptions– one was because Sammy Watkins slipped– but he took Baltimore down time and once again. Sensational work.


Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray

10.1 YPA
LW: 9
Murray had some YOLO moments against the Vikings, leading him into 2 awful interceptions. However, hes mainly been brilliant this season, generating portion has fun with his arm and legs.


Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys

LW: 5
Prescott played terrific ball versus the Chargers, conserve for one Asante Samuel Jr. interception. The Cowboys are only reaching their skilled quarterback can take them. The bright side? Prescott looks healthy and much better than ever.

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Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

67.2 compensation %
LW: 4
Rodgers required a big video game, and he produced one. The Packers set up 35 points in the Monday night win, with the future Hall of Famer tossing 4 touchdowns to deal with the Lions. Now, a hard test out west against the 49ers.


Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson

63.2 QBR
LW: 3
Wilson cant more than happy with the Seahawks second-half performance, including his own. While the general statline was solid, Wilson just helped generate 7 points over the final 30 minutes and overtime.


Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs

79.3 QBR
LW: 1
Mahomes has actually been playing spectacular ball, but he drops one area. Ultimately, he tossed an ugly choice versus the Ravens that contributed to blowing an 11-point lead in the 4th quarter. It takes place.


Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

65.1 comp %
LW: 2
How is this possible? Brady has currently thrown 9 touchdowns against 2 interceptions (one Hail Mary, one ball through Leonard Fournettes hands). Hes dipping into an MVP level.

All of a sudden, Tannehill came alive, going for more than 300 yards in a resurgence overtime win. Carr is leading the NFL in passing yards by more than 100, in spite of playing excellent defenses in the Ravens and Steelers.

The Saints watched him toss two inexpedient interceptions while hardly breaking 100 lawns. The Eagles need to still love what theyre seeing, but on Sunday, the second-year man just tossed for 190 backyards on 23 attempts. Factoring in a 91-yard bomb to Quez Watkins, Hurts just notched 99 lawns on his other 22 throws.