NFL Week 8 QB Power Rankings: Kyler Murray surges into top 3 as Patrick Mahomes, Sam Darnold slide

NFL Week 8 QB Power Rankings: Kyler Murray surges into top 3 as Patrick Mahomes, Sam Darnold slide

Ranking every starting quarterback, from 1-32

qb-powerrankings-week-6.png
CBS Sports Graphic

As goes the quarterback, so goes the team. It’s not always true in the NFL, but it usually is. And it makes sense: In a passing league, the passers are like royalty — the biggest influences on whether a team is destined more for a Super Bowl title or a No. 1 draft pick.

It’s with that in mind that we come to you with the most important pecking order outside of traditional team power rankings: QB Power Rankings. Consider this your cut-and-dry guide to the best and worst of the NFL’s signal-callers — a weekly 1-to-32 rundown of every starter under center.

How are the QBs ranked? We try to factor in both current standing and future upside. So a long resume doesn’t always guarantee an edge over untapped potential, just as a cold streak doesn’t always erase a history of success. At the end of the day, we’re simply trying to sort the QBs based on 2021 value, both now and in the near future.

Riser of the Week: Kyler Murray

He’s been hot all year, but he officially leapt into the top three this week, fresh off a blowout win over the Texans. Murray and the Cards were slow out of the gate against Houston, only to turn it on when it mattered, and there’s just no denying No. 1 is one of the game’s top weapons right now. His impact on the ground has been minimal in recent weeks, but that’s because he’s done more than enough damage through the air, confirming Arizona as a legitimate contender halfway through the season.

***

Now, without further ado, let’s get to the rest of our Week 8 rankings:

2021 NFL jerseys now available

The new NFL season is here! Win or lose, you can shop jerseys, shirts, hats, and much more to support your favorite team. Shop here and show your colors.

We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *