Each week this season we're ranking the starting QBs, and after publishing our first ranking of the regular season last week, we’re now starting to see some real movement with a couple weeks’ worth of games to study (and another Patriots QB).
So see where we stand after Week 2 (and Thursday night's action):
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Cody Kessler, Browns
Three weeks, three starting QBs for the Browns. Going out on a limb and predicting this will be worse than the Rams’ QB situation.
2016 stats: NA
Case Keenum, Rams
Still hasn’t gotten the Rams in the end zone, but at least they got a win.
The rookie has played mistake-free for six quarters, but Pats are proving they could plug in a potato at QB and win games this year. Now they may have to, with reports that Brissett suffered a thumb injury.
Despite Gabbert’s sad stats – he ranks 31st in completion percentage and 32nd in yards per passing attempt – Chip Kelly says the Niners aren’t making a change. No surprise, since backup Colin Kaepernick is the biggest lightning rod in football.
After failing to get anything downfield in Week 1 at Baltimore, Taylor hit on a couple deep balls in Week 2 vs. the Jets. But the Bills rank 30th in offense and 29th in third-down conversions (6 of 23), and Sammy Watkins' sore foot makes matters worse. Now, a new OC. Ugh.
Didn’t expect Jags to win on the West Coast against the Chargers, but didn’t expect Bortles to be outplayed so badly. He has more turnovers (four) than TD passes this season, and has lost 23 times in 32 career games.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets
Bounced back from a season-opening loss to win a slugfest at Buffalo, exorcising some demons, showing good chemistry with receivers and getting great run support from Matt Forte. Is this the Fitz we can expect to see this season?
Outplayed by Sam Bradford in Week 2, Rodgers now has registered a passer rating of less than 100 in 14 straight games. FOX Sports’ Chris Chase asks how A-Rod went from MVP to mediocre in less than a year?