NFC starting QB Power Ranks: Seahawks Russell Wilson still on top?
Not surprisingly, the rookie QB has quickly fallen back to earth after his insane debut but has still put out a solid tape for a rookie in a bad situation. Jones has 10 TDs and 7 interceptions, with a 62.5% completion percentage. In short, he’s been fine.
Jimmy Garoppolo slides down this week, thanks largely to the inclusion of an injured option returning, but at this point, he is what he is. He takes the checkdown, doesn’t challenge you downfield, and keeps the train on the tracks.
And with the 49ers defense and run game, that might be all he needs to do. In 7 games he has 9 TDs and 7 ints, so no surprise there. As I said, Garoppolo hasn’t been forced to put the ball in the air and make big-time throws this season. And until he does, he is just a very good looking game manager.
I’m still a big fan of Kyler Murray. He has led a pretty bad Arizona roster to a 3-4-1 record in his rookie season with a rookie head coach as well. The numbers aren’t spectacular but he creates well with his feet and can be a terror on the secondary play.
He adds a nice element with his rushing ability and is a dangerous player who is capable of taking over games. But with just 8 games under his belt, he still has a long way to go before he cracks the top 5 of these ranks.
After the Vikings passing game looked absolutely inept in September, Cousins has come alive the last 4 games, posting a 10:1 TD/int ratio and completing 78% of his passes. Cousins appears to be back to his old self. That is, an above-average QB who can do damage with a great roster behind him.
Cousins could be higher on this list, but for now, I want to see a little bit more over the next few weeks before I throw him ahead of the next two guys on this list.