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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: Justin Herbert

The Eagles tried hard to prevent the big play against the Chargers in Week 9, so Herbert took everything they gave him instead, effortlessly going 32-of-38 for 356 yards and two scores in a road win. His team hasn't been lights-out this year, but he's quietly been prolific this year. Among the top 10 passers in terms of total yardage, only Carson WentzTom Brady and Josh Allen have fewer interceptions.


Now, without further ado, let's get to the rest of our Week 10 rankings:

Week 10 QB Power Rankings
Tom Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB
Antonio Brown's return should help. The bye week should have him energized. Washington is likely in for a rude awakening.
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers QB
Mr. Immunity himself is set to return a day before the Packers host Seattle. Something tells us he's gonna find a way to light it up after this latest controversy.
Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks QB
Seattle needs him now more than ever, with the NFC West slipping away. He'll instantly upgrade the whole squad.
Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals QB
The Cardinals are so deep they can win without him, but his rocket arm helps the machine run better. (-2)
Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens QB
Any Given Play should be his nickname. His athleticism never fails to keep Baltimore alive. (+1)
Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers QB
The Eagles dared him to check it down all day in Week 9, and he did so happily, carving them up one cut at a time. (+2)
Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys QB
Clearly something is off here, and it's no wonder why; he's now battled calf, shoulder and ankle injuries in the last year. (-4)
Josh Allen Buffalo Bills QB
With no run support, he forced way too many plays against the Jaguars . His drop looks more severe only because big names like Russ and Rodgers are back in the fold, though. (-4)
Matthew Stafford Los Angeles Rams QB
Is he really good? Yes. Is he elite? Not all the time, even in L.A. Heavy shades of Lions-era Stafford emerged when the going got tough early and often against Tennessee. (-4)
Joe Burrow Cincinnati Bengals QB
The reliance on Ja'Marr Chase is now a bit problematic. He's still silky smooth when he's on, but he's had a couple of clunkers now, too. (-3)
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs QB
He held onto the ball to beat the Packers, but he's still erratic in his desperation to cut down on the silly mistakes. (-2)
Derek Carr Las Vegas Raiders QB
And here comes late-season Derek Carr ? Let's hope DeSean Jackson's arrival reignites some of his downfield flair. (-2)
Ryan Tannehill Tennessee Titans QB
The numbers haven't been pretty for him all year, but he's still done a nice job shepherding a really underrated team. (-2)
Carson Wentz Indianapolis Colts QB
Only time will tell if he can step up down the stretch against good teams, but he's countered every untimely mistake with two or three beautiful, confident throws in recent weeks. He's at least playing like a guy who's at ease with himself.
Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons QB
His audition for a 2022 relocation is going incredibly well. He's really looked pretty sharp in the pocket.
Kirk Cousins Minnesota Vikings QB
With each passing week, it feels more and more like Captain Kirk could be headed for a split, at least from Mike Zimmer. (-3)
Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns QB
He was mightily efficient in his first post-Odell action. But that's kind of been his ceiling as the Browns ' QB1. His drop is so big mostly because there are so many more voluminous or dynamic passers ahead of him. (-5)
Justin Fields Chicago Bears QB
There's a franchise QB emerging here. Even with a mediocre support system, he's progressing. Bears fans should be excited at the thought of him working with a potentially restocked staff and roster down the road. (+1)
Jimmy Garoppolo San Francisco 49ers QB
Another week, another mostly middling day for Jimmy G, who should probably be replaced if just to get a better look at Trey Lance. (-3)
Trevor Lawrence Jacksonville Jaguars QB
Hopefully his ankle holds up OK. His hot start helped propel Jacksonville to a stunning upset of Buffalo.
Teddy Bridgewater Denver Broncos QB
Good for him managing a blowout upset of Dallas. At the end of the day, though, he's a Wild Card-caliber starter. (-3)
Mac Jones New England Patriots QB
He's gotta cut back on the big turnovers, but let's put his season into perspective: he's got the Patriots right behind the Bills ! (-5)
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers QB
The standards have been lowered so much that an outing with no glaring mistakes feels like a win, but he's at least done a nice job taking care of the football lately, giving a mild assist to a team bent on winning ugly. (-1)
Daniel Jones New York Giants QB
More of the same: he's not killing the Giants on his own -- in fact, he's been passable for much of the year -- but nothing special. (-1)
Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles QB
His legs are great. The Eagles can compete when he's got help on the ground, too. But he's still missing far too many routine shots. Philly is still likely to pursue a new QB in 2022. (-1)
Tua Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins QB
Does it even matter if it's him or Jacoby Brissett running the offense?
Jared Goff Detroit Lions QB
Will he survive the Steelers game this week? He'd be decent with a better team around him, but that's not the reality. (+3)
Tyrod Taylor Houston Texans QB
So much for his veteran leadership getting the Texans back on track. (-3)
Trevor Siemian New Orleans Saints QB
If only his receivers actually came to play against the Falcons. (-2)
Mike White New York Jets QB
Robert Saleh should roll with him over Zach Wilson as long as he can. The offense has clicked with him under center. (-1)
Taylor Heinicke Washington Football Team QB
With the Buccaneers up next, Washington could very quickly be staring at a permanent home at the bottom of the NFC East.
P.J. Walker Carolina Panthers QB
His athleticism is honestly a welcome addition in the wake of Sam Darnold's hapless pocket presence of late, but he's still extremely unproven as an NFL passer.

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