Off the list: Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert, Cooper Kupp.
8- Aaron Rodgers- I know, I know. Aaron wins, the media loses…yadda yadda. Look, he’s been great, COVID toe or no COVID toe. The Packers are 9-3, they went completely limp with him off the field and I dinged him for that, but he’s back and he’s playing phenomenal. 307 2 TD’s and no turnovers against the Rams. Masterful performance on Sunday, the Packers are legit.
7- Lamar Jackson- 4 INT’s! I almost bumped him off the list for that dreadful performance. Lucky for him he was playing the Browns but had that not been the case, this would have gone down as one of his worst outings of his impressive career. Since 2015, QB’s are 0-37 when they throw 4 INT’s.
6- Deebo Samuel- He got hurt on Sunday and will likely miss some time, but he still did damage in the Niners win on Sunday vs Minnesota…what was he this week you ask? RB. 6 carries for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns. While still holding it down as a top 5 WR in the NFL statistically, he’s having a tremendous season.
5- Jonathan Taylor- Held the #1 spot last week and couldn’t quite hang on. Its tough out there for the RB’s but JT is definitely the best of the bunch. He was outshined by Lucas Oil Lenny who rumbled for 4 TD’s but Taylor still compiled 97 yards and a TD…thus ending his streak of 8 consecutive games with 100 or more scrimmage yards.
4- Josh Allen- Boy when he plays well there’s no stopping him. Allen and CO. absolutely dominated the Saints at every turn on Thanksgiving Day. Allen racked up 260 pass yards, another 43 on the ground, and 4 touchdowns. He’s now compiled 28 total TD’s on the season, right up there with the best in the league.
3- Joe Burrow- For Joe, I’m less concerned about stats and more concerned with what he’s done to the Bengals. This is not the Bengals I grew up with. They are confident, cocky, and tough. Joe Burrow has breathed new life into this team and don’t sleep on the fact that they swept the Steelers in dominant fashion – that’s a huge deal for that organization.
2- Mac Jones- With a win, Jones became the 3rd rookie QB over the last 15 seasons to win 6 straight starts. Dak and RG3 being the others. He’s also won 3 straight by 20 points or more, becoming the 2nd rookie QB all-time to do that – the other. Russell Wilson. Mac is the straw that stirs the drink, he’s the pilot to this luxury plane, and he’s doing a phenomenal job. Hasn’t had a game with multiple turnovers since week 3.
Number 1!- Tom Brady- Those 2 are on a collision course! Brady is just Brady, what else is there to say? He didn’t have a great game on Sunday but it was another one in a long line of game where Brady has the ball with 2 min left and you just know his team is going to score. The Bucs trailed the Colts by 10 on the road, a team that likes to run and play with a lead, and he still found a way to win. GOAT status.