The NFL quarterback rankings for Week 12 are here. Tom Brady remains unquestioned, Alex Smith can’t figure it out and Dak Prescott refuses to lose.
As always, these are based off this year’s play with a dash of historic context. Here’s the link to last week’s rankings.
Blake Bortles Memorial Division
32. Blake Bortles
Bortles has thrown 13 interceptions and has a windup that takes longer than a Ken Burns doc. At some point, he’s got to get benched.
Billy Joe Tolliver Division
31. Jared Goff
Goff made his debut and it was ugly. He threw for 140 yards and went for less than five yards per attempt. Let’s see where the rookie goes from here.
30. Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick is back in the saddle to take on the Patriots. Smart money here is a couple more interceptions and a different quarterback in Week 13 for Gang Green.
29. Josh McCown
I just feel for this guy. He’s tough, he’s a journeyman, and he’s going to get a concussion behind Cleveland’s offensive line.
28. Brock Osweiler
Osweiler might prove to be one of the worst $72 million investments in world history. He’s completing 58.6 percent of his throws with nine interceptions.
27. Colin Kaepernick
Kapernick played well against the Patriots on Sunday, albeit in another loss. His completion percentage is an appalling 53.1, but he has absolutely no help.
Bobby Hebert Division
26. Trevor Siemian
Siemian is not good, but he’s good enough for Denver to win with. This Sunday, the kid faces Alex Smith in what should be a defensive battle for the ages.
25. Carson Wentz
Wentz is struggling to throw the ball downfield. He’s averaging 6.57 yards per attempt and has led the Eagles to only two wins in his last seven games.
24. Tyrod Taylor
Taylor continues to be rock steady. He’s not going to win games for you, but he typically won’t lose them. His 1,935 passing yards rank 27th, right behind Fitzpatrick.