Week 7 in the NFL marked the beginning of an NFL career for some and season-ending doom for others. Many newer faces and lesser-known quarterbacks have started to make a name for themselves over the last few weeks with impressive performances.
For these rankings, every current starting quarterback in the NFL will be considered and valued through numerous categories, each weighted differently as the season progresses.
Each week, I factor in several key attributes for the quarterback position such as intelligence, arm strength, accuracy, athleticism and leadership.
Wins will also give quarterbacks a slight boost in addition to their individual performances. The statistics used come exclusively from ESPN.com, NFL.com and Pro Football Focus (subscription required) unless stated otherwise. Personal observation and opinion will also play a key role.
In the end, the essence of a power ranking with regard to quarterbacks really come down to this question: If I needed to win one game, who would I want as my quarterback?
Note: Total QBR is a scoring system which assesses everything a quarterback does on the field. It can be explained further via ESPN by clicking the link above.