NFL quarterback power rankings, Week 7: Aaron Rodgers is terrible

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers /

In the Week 7 NFL quarterback rankings, we see Aaron Rodgers finally take a fall from grace. It’s not pretty for the former MVP.

For reference, here are the Week 6 NFL quarterback rankings.

Blaine Gabbert Memorial Division

32. Colin Kaepernick

He started out hot, and then completed less than 45 percent of his throws with 187 yards and no touchdowns. It was ugly.

Quinn Gray Division

31. Cody Kessler

Kessler has been good enough to keep his job, but most of his yards are coming after the game has long been decided.

30. Brock Osweiler

Yep, a guy who got paid $72 million goes here. He came back against the Colts on Sunday, but he has been brutal with eight interceptions already.

29. Trevor Siemian

Siemian continues to throw short and accept meager gains. It’s tough to rank him much higher than this until he consistently throws the ball more than five yards.

28. Case Keenum

Keenum threw for more than 300 yards on Sunday, so that counts for something. Still, he remains a decent backup and a mediocre starter.

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick has completed less than 58 percent of his throws and has a league-high 10 interceptions. It’s been ugly.

Babe Parilli Division

26. Blake Bortles

Bortles threw for a ton of yardage last year, but also the most picks. This season? Only 6.85 yards per attempt and seven interceptions. Not good enough.

25. Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill is completing 66 percent of his throws and has 1,524 passing yards, but he’s also thrown seven interceptions and has no feel for the pocket.

24. Jameis Winston

Winston has to be better in his second season. The former top-overall pick has thrown eight interceptions and is completing less than 60 percent of his throws.

23. Marcus Mariota

Mariota is very close to shooting up the rankings. The Hawaiian has enjoyed two great games in a row, but can he do it against elite competition?

Chris Chandler Division

22. Cam Newton

The time has come to drop Newton. He’s got a lousy completion rate (57.8) with six interceptions and 15 sacks. Carolina is terrible, and Newton is part of the problem.

21. Brian Hoyer

Hoyer is throwing the ball over all the yard. So why isn’t a guy with six touchdowns and no interceptions higher? Because the Bears are losing, and Hoyer hasn’t come through late.

20. Tyrod Taylor

Taylor continues to get the job done without making many tough throws. It’s no knock at the Bills quarterback, who has eight touchdowns and is doing enough.

Craig Morton Division

19. Aaron Rodgers

It’s time. Rodgers has been absolutely horrific for the better part of the last calendar year. He’s completing 60.2 percent of his throws with 6.46 yards per attempt. It’s not good.

18. Carson Wentz

Wentz is starting to show that he’s still a rookie. The Eagles’ rookie struggled in Washington, only completing half his throws. Wentz is also in need of some deeper throws.

17. Carson Palmer

Since the NFC Championship Game last year, Palmer has looked skiddish and continues to put throws up for grabs. He’s not playing at a Super Bowl level.

16. Joe Flacco

Flacco is throwing for a paltry 6.02 yards per attempt and has seen the Ravens go from flush with weapons to bare bones. It doesn’t bode well going forward.

15. Alex Smith

Smith had a terrific game against Oakland, completing 19-of-22 throws. Right now, Smith has thrown for 1,297 yards in five games and has a 67.4 percent completion rate.

Billy Kilmer Division

14. Kirk Cousins

Cousins has thrown for 1,695 yards and nine touchdowns, helping Washington getting back into good position at 4-2. If he keeps getting better, the Redskins are in great shape.

13. Matthew Stafford

Stafford was dealing on Sunday, and has the Lions at 3-3. While Stafford always throws for yardage, his best statistic? 68.9 completion rate.

12. Sam Bradford

Bradford has only thrown for 990 yards, but he also has six touchdowns without an interception. If Bradford’s smart, he lets the defense do the heavy lifting.

Jim Plunkett Division

11. Dak Prescott

Prescott continues to impress, despite finally throwing an interception. It’s going to be very hard to bench him in favor of Tony Romo once the veteran comes back.

10. Eli Manning

Manning only trails Matt Ryan in yardage, but he falls here because of the interceptions. The turnovers are always killers in the NFL, and so Manning sits at No. 10.

Ken Anderson Division

9. Derek Carr

Carr continues to be one of the best young quarterbacks in the game. His only problem is a penchant for occasionally forcing throws, as he did against Marcus Peters this weekend.

8. Andrew Luck

Luck is impossible to grade. His supporting cast stinks, and he makes amazing plays. On the other hand, he seems to have one or two boneheaded throws every week.

7. Andy Dalton

Dalton is having a great statistical season, easily on pace to eclipse 4,000 yards. He’s also throwing for more than eight yards per attempt, but the Bengals keep losing.

Dan Fouts Division

6. Russell Wilson

Wilson has no offensive line, and he keeps rolling. He only ranks 18th with 1,334 passing yards but has five touchdowns to one interception. Factor in his legs, and he’s top-tier.

5. Philip Rivers

Rivers continues to be the most underrated player in the game, something Denver fans were reminded of. He’s already thrown for 1,647 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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Joe Montana Division

4. Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger did not play well on Sunday, and now is out with a torn meniscus. The Steelers need Roethlisberger to be at his best, or it’s all over in Pittsburgh.

3. Drew Brees

Brees absolutely torched the Panthers on Sunday, keeping up with the 2016 tradition of burning Carolina in the air. He’s got 14 touchdowns and looks like a sure bet for another Pro Bowl.

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2. Matt Ryan

It’s hard to put anybody above Ryan. He has thrown for an absurd 2,075 yards on 9.88 yards per attempt, easily league-best in both. At this point, he’s the MVP of the season.

1. Tom Brady

Brady is tops. Why? Because he’s the best quarterback in football. Sometimes, things are simple. He’s played two games, the Patriots won both, and he’s thrown for 782 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s also completed 76 percent of his throws.