Who is best QB in the NFC North? Aaron Rodgers usually holds the crown but in 2022, Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff and Justin Fields have shaken things up.
The NFC North is a division that’s as intriguing as it is lopsided this year.
The Packers are in free fall. The Lions are just trying to scrap out wins. The Bears are hopeful of rising and the Vikings are hopeful of not screwing things up.
Quarterback play has fed the narratives around each of those teams. Which quarterbacks have been the best in the division so far?
Ranking the 4 starting QBs of the NFC North through 9 weeks
4. Justin Fields — Chicago Bears
Justin Fields has a ton of potential and it has been great to see him start to come into his own in 2022.
This week he had an outstanding showing with three touchdown passes, a rushing touchdown, 178 yards rushing and no interceptions against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, the 32 points he put up weren’t enough to get the Bears a victory. Ultimately, the difference in the 35-32 loss was a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.
Fields has made marked improvements but he’s still the low man on this ranking. He’s taken almost twice as many sacks as the other quarterbacks in the division and has the most fumbles in the league. He has the fewest passing yards and he is the only one with a sub-60 percent completion rating.
Having said all that, he is not as far behind as you’d expect him to be. His rushing ability far surpasses the other three QBs. He’s rushed for four touchdowns this season, boasting 602 yards with an average of 6.6 yards per carry.