NFL quarterback rankings, Week 8: Patrick Mahomes plummets

NFL quarterback rankings, Week 8: Patrick Mahomes plummets

After 2 more turnovers and a 27-3 loss, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes falls out of the top 10 in the NFL quarterback rankings.
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 efficiencies, with the former significance more as the year goes on.

32

QB
New York Jets

Mike White

6.3 YPA
LW: NA
The Jets are all about collected unskilled quarterbacks and offering them with no facilities to help them prosper.

31

Justin Fields

QB
Chicago Bears

16.7 QBR
LW: 28
Maybe Matt Nagy should have an apology. Fields hasnt been good, or prepared.

30

Davis Mills

QB
Houston Texans

5 TD
LW: 31
Mills needs to be asking Tyrod Taylor to get back on the field. Its been a struggle for the novice.

29

Geno Smith

QB
Seattle Seahawks

34.6 QBR
LW: 29
Smith isnt a starter. Hes not even a good backup. Brutal proving in Seattle.

28

Tua Tagovailoa

QB
Miami Dolphins

7 TD
LW: 27
Tagovailoa is a backup quarterback masquerading as a starter. Hes accurate, however thats about it.

27

Jared Goff

QB
Detroit Lions

6.5 YPA
LW: 24
Goff continues to ignore open receivers and throws a lot of interceptions. The situation is ruthless, but his play has been lackluster.

26

QB
Washington Football Team

Taylor Heinicke

7.1 YPA
LW: 26
Heinicke is frisky sometimes, but there are a lot of mistakes. The arm strength is a severe issue.

25

QB
Carolina Panthers

Sam Darnold

41.7 QBR
LW: 20
Remember when Darnold was about to become a star? Those were fun times.

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24

Trevor Lawrence

QB
Jacksonville Jaguars

59.7 compensation %
LW: 25
Lawrence needs to play much better football out of the bye week. The flashes are there, however he requires to tone down the interceptions.

23

QB
Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger

2021 statistics: 1,515 lawns
LW: 23
Roethlisbergers highests right now are experience and understanding scheme. Do not make the big error and let the defense win games.

22

Teddy Bridgewater

QB
Denver Broncos

2021 stats: 1,701 lawns
LW: 19
The Broncos are cratering, and Bridgewater has to be looking over his shoulder at Drew Lock. The third-down numbers are league-worst.

21

QB
Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts

4 INT
LW: 21
Injures has skill, but hes not particularly precise and requires to hit on more downfield tosses. He does that, and hell shoot up the rankings.

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20

QB
New York Giants

Daniel Jones

5 TD
LW: 22
Jones is avoiding turnovers for the a lot of part, however there are practically no big plays. Not completely his fault with all the injuries around him.

19

Jimmy Garoppolo

QB
San Francisco 49ers

4 INT
LW: NA
Garoppolo is hanging onto his job by a fingernail. The 49ers need to be asking Trey Lance to get healthy.

18

Baker Mayfield

QB
Cleveland Browns

41.7 QBR
LW: 17
Mayfield might be back this weekend, torn labrum and damaged bone be damned. Its incredibly dangerous, and borderline reckless.

17

Jameis Winston

QB
New Orleans Saints

7.7 YPA
LW: 15
Winston continues to play solid football. Hes not making the big plays, but hes preventing the debilitating mistakes which specified his time in Tampa Bay.

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16

QB
Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan

68.0 comp %
LW: 16
Ryan continues to put up numbers, even though the piece plays are entered current years. Still, hes a quality quarterback on a 3-3 team.

15

QB
Indianapolis Colts

Carson Wentz

7.7 YPA
LW: 18.
Wentz is worthy of credit. Hes just thrown one interception and hes making favorable plays with a lack of significant weaponry around him. A good task.

14.

QB.
New England Patriots.

Mac Jones.

7.2 YPA
LW: 14.
Jones had his first 300-yard game in a 54-13 thrashing of the Jets. Hes a video game manager, but hes performing New Englands conservative gameplan.

13.

Ryan Tannehill.

QB.
Tennessee Titans.

7 TD
LW: 13.
Tannehill was great against the Chiefs, completing 21-of-27 passes for 270 yards. His precision was great all afternoon, destroying Kansas City with a range of play-action.

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12.

Kirk Cousins.

QB.
Minnesota Vikings.

56.3 QBR.
LW: 11.
Cousins has silently done a nice job in Minnesota this season, assisting to keep the Vikings afloat. How he plays out of the bye will identify their playoff fate.

11.

QB.
Kansas City Chiefs.

Patrick Mahomes.

63.9 QBR.
LW: 6.
Mahomes dropping out of the top five, let alone 10, feels impossible. Yet here we are as Mahomes has a league-worst 11 turnovers. The Chiefs are 3-4, and while Mahomes isnt the biggest issue, hes part of the concern. A lot of mistakes.

10.

Joe Burrow.

QB.
Cincinnati Bengals.

59.6 QBR.
LW: 12.
Burrow has actually been superb this year, partnering with former LSU teammate JaMarr Chase to lead Cincinnati into the AFCs top seed through 7 weeks. An excellent story after tearing his knee up a year ago.

9.

QB.
Green Bay Packers.

Aaron Rodgers.

15 TD
LW: 10.
Rodgers numbers arent magnificent, however hes playing winning football. A big test today with Davante Adams perhaps sidelined in a Week 8 tilt with the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.

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8.

Derek Carr.

QB.
Las Vegas Raiders.

61.0 QBR.
LW: 9.
Carr was almost perfect on Sunday, shredding the Eagles with just three incompletions on 34 attempts. The Raiders are leading the AFC West at 5-2, and Carr is having the very best year hes taken pleasure in since his MVP-caliber campaign of 2016.

7.

QB.
Los Angeles Chargers.

Justin Herbert.

65.4 comp %
LW: 8.
Herbert got a week off after Los Angeles catastrophe in Baltimore, and now he deals with Bill Belichick. Last year, the Patriots walloped the Chargers 45-0 in their own building. Herbert seeks vengeance here.

6.

QB.
Buffalo Bills.

Josh Allen.

64.6 QBR.
LW: 7.
Allen likewise had a week off and now gets the poor Miami Dolphins. Allen struggled in their first meeting regardless of helming a 35-0 win. With Miami having a litany of injuries and Allen playing much better, expect a different stat line.

5.

QB.
Baltimore Ravens.

Lamar Jackson.

8.6 YPA
LW: 4.
Jackson returns after a second consecutive bad efficiency through the air. While Jackson ran for 88 lawns, he finished just 15-of-31 attempts while being sacked 5 times in a 41-17 loss to the Bengals. Hes still an MVP prospect, however personally, a rough two weeks.

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4.

QB.
Dallas Cowboys.

Dak Prescott.

4 INT
LW: 5.
Forget NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Thats in the bag. This is about getting to the Super Bowl and defending the MVP. Prescott has actually been dazzling in his return.

3.

Matthew Stafford.

QB.
Los Angeles Rams.

19 TD
LW: 3.
Stafford got revenge on his former group Sunday, tossing for 3 touchdowns in a 28-19 win. Hes taking pleasure in the finest season of his profession, leading the league in YPA and QBR.

2.

QB.
Arizona Cardinals.

Kyler Murray.

65.1 QBR.
LW: 2.
Murray had another substantial day, this time versus the Texans. The Cardinals are 7-0 and get their very first nationwide direct exposure with a Thursday night date against the Packers. Substantial minute for Murray and his squad.

1.

Tom Brady.

QB.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

69.5 QBR.
LW: 1.
Brady threw his 600th profession touchdown pass on Sunday, among 4 such tosses on the day. The Bucs are 6-1, Brady is leading the league in passing yardage and goals, and hes launched just 3 interceptions.

53.3 QBR
53.3 QBR.
While Jackson ran for 88 backyards, he finished only 15-of-31 efforts while being sacked 5 times in a 41-17 loss to the Bengals. 65.1 QBR.
69.5 QBR.