The NFL quarterback rankings for Week 5 are here, and with the season about a quarter in, which signal-caller is the MVP favorite?
Our 2022 FanSided NFL quarterback rankings go live each Wednesday morning throughout the regular season, and we use a sliding scale incorporating current and past performances, with the former meaning more as the year goes on.
NFL quarterback rankings
2022 stats: 99 yards | 66.7 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 6.6 YPA | 16.0 QBR
Zappe looked like a mid-round rookie thrown into the fire. Good effort, lacking execution.
2022 stats: 471 yards | 50.7 comp % | 2 TD | 4 INT | 7.0 YPA | 25.9 QBR
If the Bears aren’t going to let Fields play football, what’s the point of this season in Chicago?
2022 stats: 120 yards | 76.9 comp % | 0 TD | 3 INT | 9.2 YPA | 28.4 QBR
Pickett threw 10 passes. Seven were caught by Steelers. Three were caught by the Jets.
2022 stats: 747 yards | 54.7 comp % | 4 TD | 3 INT | 6.4 YPA | 15.4 QBR
Mayfield has been a disaster. The Panthers were hoping for so much more.
2022 stats: 252 yards | 50.0 comp % | 1 TD | 2 INT | 7.0 YPA | 53.4 QBR
Wilson played well enough late to pull off an upset win in Pittsburgh, but he has to be more consistent as the year goes on.
2022 stats: 830 yards | 64.6 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 6.5 YPA | 61.4 QBR
Brissett played reasonably well against the Falcons. Cleveland can’t ask for more than what it’s gotten so far.
2022 stats: 631 yards | 63.8 comp % | 3 TD | 2 INT | 6.0 YPA | 46.2 QBR
Can Jones play this weekend after spraining his ankle? The Giants need him to have any shot against the Packers.
2022 stats: 908 yards | 62.0 comp % | 5 TD | 4 INT | 6.4 YPA | 28.5 QBR
Mills was fun as a rookie, but he’s regressing for Houston in his second campaign. Too many mistakes.
2022 stats: 236 yards | 71.4 comp % | 1 TD | 0 INT | 8.4 YPA | 60.2 QBR
Dalton is the quintessential backup quarterback. He’s fine in that role, but certainly nothing more at this juncture of his career.
2022 stats: 193 yards | 56.0 comp % | 1 TD | 1 INT | 7.7 YPA | 69.7 QBR
Bridgewater is more than capable of winning a few games while Tua Tagovialoa recovers from his concussion. First up, the Jets.
2022 stats: 1,031 yards | 62.2 comp % | 8 TD | 5 INT | 6.0 YPA | 35.8 QBR
Wentz simply takes too many sacks, and throws too many interceptions. They’re chronic problems.
2022 stats: 779 yards | 58.2 comp % | 3 TD | 4 INT | 7.9 YPA | 49.6 QBR
Mariota somehow completed seven passes and won last week. He’s got to be much better against Tampa Bay.
2022 stats: 737 yards | 60.8 comp % | 4 TD | 0 INT | 7.2 YPA | 74.0 QBR
Rush keeps winning. He’s not terrific, but as far as backups go, he’s doing a fantastic job. That said, Dak Prescott is getting his job back.
2022 stats: 1,125 yards | 66.2 comp % | 5 TD | 5 INT | 7.3 YPA | 41.4 QBR
At what point do the turnovers stop? The stats look solid, but the film is awful.
2022 stats: 604 yards | 61.0 comp % | 3 TD | 1 INT | 7.8 YPA | 33.2 QBR
Garoppolo needs to simply play point guard. Throw to Deebo Samuel, throw to George Kittle and hand the ball off.
2022 stats: 1,037 yards | 77.3 comp % | 6 TD | 2 INT | 7.9 YPA | 72.2 QBR
Smith has been one of the feel-good stories of the year. Who had him completing more than 77 percent of his throws through four games?
2022 stats: 784 yards | 66.3 comp % | 5 TD | 3 INT | 7.8 YPA | 47.9 QBR
Tannehill is playing average football, and he falls smack in the middle of the rankings. Some good throws, some bad, and really reliant on those around him.
2022 stats: 991 yards | 65.3 comp % | 5 TD | 2 INT | 5.7 YPA | 48.4 QBR
Murray needs to be better. Averaging 5.7 yards per attempt is ridiculous, especially with a top-end deep threat in Marquise Brown on the perimeter.
2022 stats: 1,031 yards | 63.1 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 6.6 YPA | 45.8 QBR
Cousins is having a decent year. Low YPA, a few too many interceptions, but overall doing enough to keep the offense moving.
2022 stats: 980 yards | 61.1 comp % | 4 TD | 1 INT | 7.5 YPA | 44.5 QBR
Wilson had his best game of the year against the Raiders, but overall, he’s been a huge disappointment in Denver through four contests.
2022 stats: 1,126 yards | 60.9 comp % | 11 TD | 3 INT | 7.5 YPA | 67.2 QBR
Goff has done a terrific job in 2022. The Lions are scoring a ton of points. The problem is there defense gives up a touchdown every three seconds.
2022 stats: 946 yards | 65.7 comp % | 8 TD | 2 INT | 7.1 YPA | 58.9 QBR
Lawrence had a rough day in the rain against the Eagles, throwing an interception while losing four fumbles. He needs to secure the ball and continue his ascension.
2022 stats: 1,015 yards | 72.5 comp % | 4 TD | 6 INT | 7.5 YPA | 51.1 QBR
Stafford is leading the league in interceptions. Unless Cooper Kupp gets open, both Stafford and the Rams look lost.
2022 stats: 1,038 yards | 61.0 comp % | 6 TD | 4 INT | 6.7 YPA | 55.3 QBR
Carr moved up a few spots, doing a nice job against the tough Broncos defense. That said, the Raiders must push the ball more with Davante Adams.
2022 stats: 1,099 yards | 64.1 comp % | 8 TD | 4 INT | 7.0 YPA | 49.5 QBR
After a hideous season-opener, Burrow has bounced back. The Bengals are 2-1 in those three games, Burrow hasn’t thrown an interception, and the offense is getting right.
2022 stats: 1,058 yards | 68.4 comp % | 6 TD | 1 INT | 6.8 YPA | 56.5 QBR
Brady isn’ t the problem for Tampa Bay. The Bucs are beat up, but Brady is still elite as ever.
2022 stats: 935 yards | 69.0 comp % | 6 TD | 3 INT | 7.2 YPA | 43.3 QBR
Rodgers is throwing a ton of short stuff, largely because he doesn’t trust his receivers. As that grows, so will the stats.
2022 stats: 1,250 yards | 66.9 comp % | 9 TD | 2 INT | 7.5 YPA | 71.3 QBR
Herbert is playing with broken rib cartilage, hasn’t had Keenan Allen, and yet he’s leading the league in passing yardage. Absolutely ridiculous.
2022 stats: 893 yards | 65.0 comp % | 11 TD | 4 INT | 7.6 YPA | 72.5 QBR
Jackson has to fall a few spots. He threw for less than 40 yards in the second half of a meltdown against Buffalo, along with two interceptions. Can’t happen for a truly top-tier player.
2022 stats: 1,120 yards | 66.7 comp % | 4 TD | 2 INT | 9.1 YPA | 60.8 QBR
If I had to vote right now, Hurts is the league MVP. He’s first in YPA, fifth in yardage, 10th in QBR and has 205 rushing yards along with eight total touchdowns.
2022 stats: 1,227 yards | 67.3 comp % | 10 TD | 3 INT | 7.3 YPA | 76.6 QBR
Allen falls one spot because the next guy was insane on Sunday, but Allen also had a pedestrian game in Baltimore. That said, he led a critical comeback, and nobody is a bigger dual threat.
2022 stats: 1,106 yards | 66.4 comp % | 11 TD | 2 INT | 7.6 YPA | 82.4 QBR
When Mahomes is at the apex of his abilities, nobody can touch him. While Hurts is the MVP through four games, Mahomes would be my bet to land the award come January.