The NFL season is four weeks old patterns and trends are starting to emerge. There is actually some evidence with which to rank teams and players and with that in mind I
give my NFL starting QB rankings starting with the worse of the worse.
25) Ryan Tannehill
The best of a bad bunch but that is not saying much. Tannehill looked good in London last weekend but we need to remember that this was against the Oakland Raiders a defense that almost seems designed to make NFL offenses look good.
Particulary, worrying for Dolphins fans is that he seems to have regressed from College. His footwork and reads no longer look so polished. Even worse though is that Tannehill's deep accuracy is disturbingly scattershot. Time after time Mike Wallace will space in deep and more often than not Tannehill will miss him.
26) Blake Bortles
He's only been the starter for only one week but in a weak Jaguars side Bortles has looked like he is of true NFL calibre. It's early of course but Bortles does remind me a bit of Big Ben. If these comparisons are in any way apt then the Jaguars might just have found a franchise QB.
27) Austin Davis
Davis has been quietly impressive since taking over the starting job in week two against Tampa Bay Davis has a pass completion percentage of 72.3% after throwing for 734 passing yards. These stats are enough to see ESPN stats place him as the 16th
ranked QB so far this season.
Still when I say he has been “quietly impressive” I mean so in comparison to Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill whilst playing in a milk toast Brian Schottenheimer offense. Context is all.
28) Mike Glennon
Glennon may have played his part in Tampa Bay's come from behind victory over the Steelers but that had more to do with the incompentence of the Steelers than anything
special Mike Glennon did. Regardless of what is happening with Josh McCown's ligament injury though you have got to think that Glennon has done enough to be given a legitimate shot at the starting job.
29) Ryan Locker
I'm presuming here that Locker will be fit again after missing the defeat to Colts last weekend as the Titans fans really don't deserve to sit through another weekend of
Charlie 'Clipboard Jesus' Whitehurst behind centre. In truth though there isn't much to say about Locker other than his ability to find Delaine Walker in the endzone is getting me some crucial fantasy points.
30) Derek Carr
Carr looks really good on some drives like the game opening one against the Dolphins last weekend and then he looks terrible on others. How much of this is down to him and how much is just to the team though is hard to say. After all Carr couldn't have found himself in a worse situation then the one he finds himself in at Oakland.
31) EJ Manuel
Poor Sammy Watkins he has bags and bags of talent he could be pushing 200 receiving yards per game but he's been drafted by a team that is using EJ Manuel as its starting QB.
Manuel simply doesn't look good enough to start in the NFL. The Bills paid Kyle Orton a lot of money to tempt him away from retirement. It's no surprise that Orton has been named starter for week 5 with Manuel being benched.
32) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Is there any chance that as well as being able to intercept the ball and play as a tight end J.J. Watt is able to play as a QB? Probably not, but it wouldn't be the worst idea
in the world for the Texans to give it a try.
As it is Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter and has been throughally unimpressive in all for of his games. So far he has only cost his team the once with a crucial interception thrown against the Giants but give him time more mistakes will come.