Per usual, the QB power rankings have undergone some significant changes from top to bottom. It seems only fitting that the natural volatility of the NFL mirrors the way starting quarterbacks come and go on a weekly basis.
There’s no denying this has been an intriguing season in terms of surprising performances like those of Case Keenum, Jason Campbell and Nick Foles, but there have also been some noteworthy comebacks like what we’re seeing from Philip Rivers down in San Diego.
Tom Brady also seemed to find his way in Week 9 with a huge performance, while some undrafted rookies apparently just weren’t ready for the big stage.
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 his 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 play a key role as well.
In the end, the essence of a power ranking with regard to quarterbacks really comes 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 that assesses everything a quarterback does on the field. It can be explained further via ESPN by clicking the link above.