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QB Index: Ranking every quarterback to start a game in 2019

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I stopped at 40, if you want to see the other 17, they're on NFL.COM at the link in the article.

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QB Index: Ranking every quarterback to start a game in 2019

The NFL's 100th season was a banner year for star quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes achieved glory. Lamar Jackson dazzled. Russell Wilson ascended to another plane of excellence. Drew Brees and Tom Brady broke new ground for the 40-plus age bracket.

The QB Index loved it. But the QB Index also cares about EVERY quarterback -- not just the big names.

During the regular season, the QB Index provided a weekly 32-man snapshot of the NFL quarterback picture. But far more than 32 players attempted to man the most important position in sports in 2019. Fifty-seven quarterbacks, to be precise, started at least one game between Week 1 and Week 17. So, to put a final bow on the 2019 NFL campaign, the QB Index expanded to provide one unified ranking of all of them.

NFL.com editors Ali Bhanpuri, Tom Blair, Gennaro Filice and Dan Parr created a composite ranking of all 57 quarterbacks, focusing on who had the best 2019 season, playoffs included. Past performances and future projections were not taken into account; rather, this list is meant to reflect where each QB stood in 2019 alone.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001101720/article/qb-index-ranking-every-quarterback-to-start-a-game-in-2019

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Lamar Jackson

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 2 | Blair: 2 | Filice: 1 | Parr: 1

2019 regular season stats: 15 games | 66.1 pct | 3,127 pass yds | 7.8 ypa | 36 pass TD | 6 INT | 1,206 rush yds | 7 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Parr: The man I predicted to win MVP way back in August delivered a season for the ages, becoming the second unanimous vote-getter for the award in history. Put the highlight reel in the Louvre. Jackson made art in 2019.

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Patrick Mahomes

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 1 | Blair: 1 | Filice: 2 | Parr: 2

2019 regular season stats: 14 games | 65.9 pct | 4,031 pass yds | 8.3 ypa | 26 pass TD | 5 INT | 218 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Parr: If you had to select one QB for one game, is anyone not picking Mahomes? The Super Bowl MVP's 2019 stat line would have been even more impressive if not for the dislocated kneecap that sidelined him around midseason (for only two games, somehow), but throw out the numbers and just watch him play. Yeah, we'll make room on the throne for Patrick.

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Russell Wilson

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 3 | Blair: 3 | Filice: 3 | Parr: 3

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 66.1 pct | 4,110 pass yds | 8.0 ypa | 31 pass TD | 5 INT | 342 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Parr: DangeRuss was the MVP front-runner for much of the season. His second half wasn't as impressive as his first, but he still carried a team beat up on the offensive line and at running back late in the year all the way to a playoff win on the road, recording a passer rating of 100 or better in 60 percent of Seattle's games.

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Drew Brees

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 4 | Blair: 5 | Filice: 5 | Parr: 4

2019 regular season stats: 11 games | 74.3 pct | 2,979 pass yds | 7.9 ypa | 27 pass TD | 4 INT | -4 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost

Parr: You didn't think a bum thumb would take down the guy they call Breesus, did you? The leader in career completion percentage had a furious finish to his age-40 regular season after missing five games due to the injury, finishing No. 3 in both ESPN's QBR and Pro Football Focus' passer rankings.

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Deshaun Watson

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 5 | Blair: 4 | Filice: 4 | Parr: 6

2019 regular season stats: 15 games | 67.3 pct | 3,852 pass yds | 7.8 ypa | 26 pass TD | 12 INT | 413 rush yds | 7 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Parr: Watson had a few lulls in his 2019 campaign when he wasn't performing at the level of some of his red-hot competition among the NFL's elite tier of QB1s, but he went out in a blaze of glory. We'll never forget his epic Superman impersonation during a comeback against the gobsmacked Bills in the Wild Card Round.

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Ryan Tannehill

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 6 | Blair: 7 | Filice: 6 | Parr: 5

2019 regular season stats: 12 games | 70.3 pct | 2,742 pass yds | 9.6 ypa | 22 pass TD | 6 INT | 185 rush yds | 4 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: From offseason castaway to Comeback Player of the Year, the 31-year-old passer spent 2019 rewriting his NFL narrative with a mesmerizing 13-game run as the Titans' QB1. Someone's going to pay him stacks of cash, right?

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Aaron Rodgers

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 7 | Blair: 6 | Filice: 7 | Parr: 7

2019 regular season stats:16 games | 62.0 pct | 4,002 pass yds | 7.0 ypa | 26 pass TD | 4 INT | 183 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 4 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: As much as I want to believe another "down" year for the 36-year-old Rodgers is a clear indication that the frequent Bears tormenter is firmly in his decline stage, I have to remind myself that the two-time MVP at 85 percent capacity still offers so much more juice than most of the QBs on this list. I'm interested to see how quickly new offensive weapons and another year in Matt LaFleur's system silence talks of No. 12 showing his age.

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Kirk Cousins

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 9 | Blair: 8 | Filice: 9 | Parr: 8

2019 regular season stats: 15 games | 69.1 pct | 3,603 pass yds | 8.1 ypa | 26 pass TD | 6 INT | 63 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: If you look past the Divisional Round dud -- which certainly wasn't all his fault -- any unbiased critic can surely see Cousins took a giant step toward elite status this season. If only he could throw every pass off play-action, he might be competing with Jimmy G for No. 1 on this list.

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Matthew Stafford

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 8 | Blair: 9 | Filice: 8 | Parr: 9

2019 regular season stats: 8 games | 64.3 pct | 2,499 pass yds | 8.6 ypa | 19 pass TD | 5 INT | 66 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: One of the lone bright spots on an otherwise-dreadful squad, Stafford played like a top-five quarterback before microfractures in his back shut him down halfway through the year.

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Carson Wentz

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 10 | Blair: 10 | Filice: 10 | Parr: 10

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 63.9 pct | 4,039 pass yds | 6.7 ypa | 27 pass TD | 7 INT | 243 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 7 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: Wentz really picked up his play during the second half of the campaign, finally making magic with his makeshift receiving corps. The Eagles QB1 edges out Dak Prescott in my book because he was able to do as much as (if not more than) Dak down the stretch with far less talent around him.

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Dak Prescott

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 11 | Blair: 11 | Filice: 11 | Parr: 11

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 65.1 pct | 4,902 pass yds | 8.2 ypa | 30 pass TD | 11 INT | 277 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Blair: Prescott was fantastic at times in the last year of his rookie contract, but the Cowboys missed the playoffs, and he's now in danger of getting stuck in the Cousins Zone: good enough to pay a ton of money but dogged by lingering doubts over his ceiling. For what it's worth, Prescott became one of five quarterbacks since 1950 (joining Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner and Deshaun Watson) to post a passer rating of 95-plus in at least three of his first four NFL seasons.

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Matt Ryan

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 12 | Blair: 12 | Filice: 12 | Parr: 12

2019 regular season stats:15 games | 66.2 pct | 4,466 pass yds | 7.3 ypa | 26 pass TD | 14 INT | 147 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost

Blair: Ryan escaped the Falcons' second straight seven-win campaign with his reputation mostly intact, but there are cracks threatening to form in the facade. Like everyone involved with the current regime in Atlanta, the 34-year-old sure could use a real return to elite form in 2020.

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Kyler Murray

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 14 | Blair: 13 | Filice: 14 | Parr: 15

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 64.4 pct | 3,722 pass yds | 6.9 ypa | 20 pass TD | 12 INT | 544 rush yds | 4 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Blair: It's actually kind of encouraging that Murray didn't just cruise to the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Maybe going through some bumps in 2019 (including seven games with a sub-80 passer rating) helped prepare him for when the difficulty level ramps up -- along with the stakes -- in 2020.

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Tom Brady

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 13 | Blair: 15 | Filice: 16 | Parr: 13

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 60.8 pct | 4,057 pass yds | 6.6 ypa | 24 pass TD | 8 INT | 34 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 1 fumble lost

Blair: Yes, the specter of a potential sudden collapse looms large for whichever team commits to Brady going forward. But he also played better at 42 than many mortal quarterbacks could at 24, finishing 2019 with more touchdown passes than Jared Goff, Baker Mayfield, Derek Carr or Josh Allen and placing seventh in the league in passing yards.

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Jimmy Garoppolo

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 15 | Blair: 14 | Filice: 15 | Parr: 14

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 69.1 pct | 3,978 pass yds | 8.4 ypa | 27 pass TD | 13 INT | 62 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost

Blair: Jimmy G was mostly solid in his first full season as a starter, but even as someone who wants to give him the benefit of the doubt, I have to admit that it's not exactly encouraging that his best playoff performance featured eight total passes, or that he was 3 for 11 for 36 yards with 0 TDs and a pick while the Niners' 10-point lead collapsed in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV.

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Derek Carr

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 17 | Blair: 16 | Filice: 18 | Parr: 16

2019 regular season stats:16 games | 70.4 pct | 4,054 pass yds | 7.9 ypa | 21 pass TD | 8 INT | 82 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Filice: Carr set career highs in completion percentage (70.4), passing yards (4,054), yards per attempt (7.9) and passer rating (100.8). But was it enough to convince Jon Gruden the marriage will prosper in Sin City?

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Ryan Fitzpatrick

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 16 | Blair: 23 | Filice: 13 | Parr: 17

2019 regular season stats: 15 games | 62.0 pct | 3,529 pass yds | 7.0 ypa | 20 pass TD | 13 INT | 243 rush yds | 4 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Filice: Fitzpatrick's raw stats from 2019 don't grab your attention. But the 15th-year veteran was dealt the worst pass protection, least-productive rushing attack and most-scored-upon defense in the NFL, yet he still won five of his 13 starts, including a shocking Week 17 victory in New England. Fitzmagic indeed!

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Josh Allen

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 18 | Blair: 19 | Filice: 17 | Parr: 18

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 58.8 pct | 3,089 pass yds | 6.7 ypa | 20 pass TD | 9 INT | 510 rush yds | 9 rush TD | 4 fumbles lost

Filice: Still far from a finished product, the cannon-armed, fleet-footed 23-year-old showed substantial improvement in Year 2. And he continued to flash a clutch gene, tying for the league lead in fourth-quarter comebacks (4) and game-winning drives (5).

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Teddy Bridgewater

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 20 | Blair: 17 | Filice: 21 | Parr: 19

2019 regular season stats: 9 games | 67.9 pct | 1,384 pass yds | 7.1 ypa | 9 pass TD | 2 INT | 31 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost

Filice: Drew Brees gets sidelined for five weeks, and the Saints win the NFC South by six games. What sorcery is this?! It's colloquially referred to as Teddy Two Gloves. Bridgewater went a perfect 5-0 in relief of the injured starter, completing 67.9 percent of his passes with a 9:2 TD-to-INT ratio.

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Jared Goff

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 23 | Blair: 20 | Filice: 19 | Parr: 20

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 62.9 pct | 4,638 pass yds | 7.4 ypa | 22 pass TD | 16 INT | 40 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost

Filice: With Todd Gurley's decline and the offensive line's destruction, Goff took a major step back from his first two seasons under Sean McVay. While the former No. 1 overall pick still unfurled high-level throws on a weekly basis, his consistency waned and he crumbled under pressure.

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Philip Rivers

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 19 | Blair: 18 | Filice: 24 | Parr: 22

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 66.0 pct | 4,615 pass yds | 7.8 ypa | 23 pass TD | 20 INT | 29 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Parr: The now-former Bolts QB had a ghastly 11:13 TD-INT ratio in the second half of the season, ending his run with the Chargers on a disappointing note.

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Jameis Winston

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 22 | Blair: 21 | Filice: 22 | Parr: 21

2019 regular season stats:16 games | 60.7 pct | 5,109 pass yds | 8.2 ypa | 33 pass TD | 30 INT | 250 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost

Parr: There's one player in NFL history who has thrown 30 TD passes and 30 INTs in a season. His name is Jameis Winston. The pending free agent continues to strike a truly singular balance between dazzling and horrifying play.

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Daniel Jones

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 21 | Blair: 25 | Filice: 20 | Parr: 23

2019 regular season stats: 13 games | 61.9 pct | 3,027 pass yds | 6.6 ypa | 24 pass TD | 12 INT | 279 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 11 fumbles lost

Parr: Jones became the third rookie of all time to have three or more games throwing four-plus pass TDs (joining Deshaun Watson and Fran Tarkenton). Aside from the fumbles (lost 11, tied for the most in a single season since at least 1992), the once-maligned sixth overall pick of the 2019 draft gave Giants fans reason for optimism.

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Baker Mayfield

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 25 | Blair: 22 | Filice: 25 | Parr: 25

2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 59.4 pct | 3,827 pass yds | 7.2 ypa | 22 pass TD | 21 INT | 141 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Parr: The seemingly endless series of insurance commercials only amplified the fact that Mayfield was one of the 2019 season's biggest letdowns. His passer rating declined by 14.6 points from 2018.

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Gardner Minshew

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 24 | Blair: 24 | Filice: 27 | Parr: 24

2019 regular season stats: 14 games | 60.6 pct | 3,271 pass yds | 7.0 ypa | 21 pass TD | 6 INT | 344 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 7 fumbles lost

Parr: Minshew Mania ran a little hot and cold, but there's no denying the rookie was one of the most pleasant surprises of the season. The mustachioed sixth-round pick was the Jaguars' starter for all six of their wins.

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Sam Darnold

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 26 | Blair: 27 | Filice: 23 | Parr: 26

2019 regular season stats: 13 games | 61.9 pct | 3,024 pass yds | 6.9 ypa | 19 pass TD | 13 INT | 62 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: A mixed-bag Year 2 for the mono-stricken QB1. But the former first-rounder did finish the season strong (even if it was against lesser opponents), throwing 13 TD passes against 4 INTs in the Jets' final eight games. By no means a finished product, Darnold's encouraging stretch to close out the campaign should inspire hope for 2020.

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Jacoby Brissett

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 27 | Blair: 26 | Filice: 28 | Parr: 27

2019 regular season stats: 15 games | 60.9 pct | 2,942 pass yds | 6.6 ypa | 18 pass TD | 6 INT | 228 rush yds | 4 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: Thrust into the starting role just before the season after Andrew Luck's world-rocking retirement, Brissett acquitted himself well as the Colts' new QB1. He is not nearly as dynamic as his predecessor, and he has a ceiling closer to high-end game manager than elite game changer, but I thought he was more than capable of taking the Colts to the playoffs before he sustained an MCL sprain in Week 9. He was clearly a different QB upon his return, with his mobility, accuracy and overall play falling off a cliff.

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Dwayne Haskins

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 34 | Blair: 30 | Filice: 26 | Parr: 28

2019 regular season stats: 9 games | 58.6 pct | 1,365 pass yds | 6.7 ypa | 7 pass TD | 7 INT | 101 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: The more the rookie played, the better he looked. That said, he couldn't have played much worse than he did in his first three starts. I do believe the arrow is pointing up for the former Buckeye, but with this exercise limiting our scope to only the totality of his 2019 campaign, Haskins was far less impressive than some of his fellow first-year signal-callers.

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Drew Lock

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 31 | Blair: 31 | Filice: 29 | Parr: 29

2019 regular season stats: 5 games | 64.1 pct | 1,020 pass yds | 6.5 ypa | 7 pass TD | 3 INT | 72 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 1 fumble lost

Bhanpuri: I can definitely understand the nervous excitement spreading throughout the Mile High City. Has John Elway finally found Peyton Manning's heir? Is Drew Lock the franchise savior that will lift Broncos Nation out of a historically bad four-year lull? I'm not here to squash that enthusiasm. I also think it's important to give the youngster -- he of just five pro starts -- some more time to develop. Especially with a new offensive coordinator in town.

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Andy Dalton

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 35 | Blair: 28 | Filice: 31 | Parr: 30

2019 regular season stats: 13 games | 59.5 pct | 3,494 pass yds | 6.6 ypa | 16 pass TD | 14 INT | 73 rush yds | 4 rush TD | 4 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: If Dalton is indeed out after nine seasons as the Bengals' QB1, I think he showed enough in spurts to generate some low-level trade interest in the coming weeks. That said, the franchise could do right by its all-time passing touchdown leader and cut him loose to let him decide his own future.

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Mitchell Trubisky

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 30 | Blair: 29 | Filice: 34 | Parr: 31

2019 regular season stats: 15 games | 63.2 pct | 3,138 pass yds | 6.1 ypa | 17 pass TD | 10 INT | 193 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Bhanpuri: I want Trubisky to be successful. I really do. But I think after the season we just saw from the former No. 2 overall pick, the best and most practical way for this franchise to extract more out of that position is to add some real competition this offseason. I guarantee Bears fans would much rather GM Ryan Pace backtrack than continue doubling down on a mistake.

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Matt Moore

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 28 | Blair: 32 | Filice: 35 | Parr: 32

2019 regular season stats: 6 games | 64.8 pct | 659 pass yds | 7.2 ypa | 4 pass TD | 0 INT | -1 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost

Blair: Moore might have merely done what he was supposed to as a veteran backup filling in for Patrick Mahomes, but don't undersell the importance of that. If his story this season -- longtime journeyman produces a 4:0 TD-to-INT ratio and a passer rating of 102 in three meaningful appearances shepherding Andy Reid's powerhouse Chiefs offense, then ends up with a Super Bowl ring -- doesn't give you the warm and fuzzies, then I'd hate to hear your thoughts on puppies and sunshine.

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Joe Flacco

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 33 | Blair: 34 | Filice: 33 | Parr: 37

2019 regular season stats: 8 games | 65.3 pct | 1,822 pass yds | 7.0 ypa | 6 pass TD | 5 INT | 20 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Blair: Logging a 2-6 record over eight mostly blah starts before going on injured reserve in November, the 34-year-old Flacco seems to have firmly entered the venerable veteran clipboard-carrier phase of his career, whether he sticks around in Denver to sit behind Drew Lock or ends up elsewhere in 2020.

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Case Keenum

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 38 | Blair: 36 | Filice: 30 | Parr: 34

2019 regular season stats: 10 games | 64.8 pct | 1,707 pass yds | 6.9 ypa | 10 pass TD | 5 INT | 12 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost

Blair: Keenum had some fairly rough moments in 2019, but he ultimately wasn't terrible before a concussion opened the door for rookie Dwayne Haskins to take the reins in Washington. Keenum should be worthy of a backup/bridge gig somewhere, and, still just a few years removed from his unlikely run with the Vikings in 2017, could even be a top candidate to pull a Matt Moore for a contending team in the near future.

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Marcus Mariota

2019 regular season stats: Bhanpuri: 32 | Blair: 37 | Filice: 36 | Parr: 35

2019 stats: 7 games | 59.4 pct | 1,203 pass yds | 7.5 ypa | 7 pass TD | 2 INT | 129 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost

Blair: Here's hoping a change of scenery helps the former Heisman Trophy winner finally fulfill the potential the Titans waited on for five frustrating seasons. And that his agent was taking notes from Ryan Tannehill's.  

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Eli Manning

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 36 | Blair: 35 | Filice: 37 | Parr: 38

2019 regular season stats: 4 games | 61.9 pct | 1,042 pass yds | 7.1 ypa | 6 pass TD | 5 INT | 7 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 1 fumble lost

Filice: Let's remember the good times from Manning's final season -- specifically, the sole victory over Miami in Week 15. Yeah, he finished the game with more picks (3) than touchdowns (2), but the win brought his career record back to an even 117-117. Another clutch finish from Eli!

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Nick Foles

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 37 | Blair: 38 | Filice: 38 | Parr: 40

2019 regular season stats: 4 games | 65.8 pct | 736 pass yds | 6.3 ypa | 3 pass TD | 2 INT | 23 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Filice: With the ink barely dry on his $88 million offseason deal, Foles hit paydirt on his second drive as a Jaguar, delivering a beautiful, 35-yard touchdown pass through contact. Unfortunately, that contact broke his clavicle and gave rise to Minshew Mania.

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Cam Newton

Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 40 | Blair: 41 | Filice: 39 | Parr: 39

2019 regular season stats: 2 games | 56.2 pct | 572 pass yds | 6.4 ypa | 0 pass TD | 1 INT | -2 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Filice: After undergoing a second shoulder surgery in less than two years last offseason, Newton hurt his foot in the preseason and never looked like himself in a pair of regular-season starts before eventually hitting IR. Has he played his last snap for the Panthers? Will his body allow him to re-harness Superman powers for another team?

 

I don't think they should rank them the way they're numbering them. If a QB is tied with another QB, like Jackson and Mahomes are tied at #1 then Wilson should be ranked #2 and everyone below the tied #1 spot, should be ranked accordingly. You can't skip from 1 to 3 and leave out #2. Doing so suggests that one of the 'tied for #1' QB's is actually ranked #2 but the writer was too much of a ***** to actually rank one over the other.

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1 hour ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

I stopped at 40, if you want to see the other 17, they're on NFL.COM at the link in the article.

I don't think they should rank them the way they're numbering them. If a QB is tied with another QB, like Jackson and Mahomes are tied at #1 then Wilson should be ranked #2 and everyone below the tied #1 spot, should be ranked accordingly. You can't skip from 1 to 3 and leave out #2. Doing so suggests that one of the 'tied for #1' QB's is actually ranked #2 but the writer was too much of a ***** to actually rank one over the other.

Ranking Wilson 2 would mean only one QB was better than him.

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1 hour ago, zenclaybourne said:

Ranking Wilson 2 would mean only one QB was better than him.

Then the writer of the article should have ranked a 1 and a 2. As it is, there's two at 1 and nobody at 2.

Lets say that you were in a contest where first place wins $1,000,000.00, second place wins $100,000.00 and third place wins $500. In the running is Me, Dave Spadaro and you and Dave and I tie for first place, leaving only you. Then the people running the contest declare you to be the third place winner and present you with a check for $500.00. Would you accept the $500 or would you demand the $100,000.00 since there were two first place winners and no second place winner?

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5 hours ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

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2019 regular season stats: 16 games | 69.1 pct | 3,978 pass yds | 8.4 ypa | 27 pass TD | 13 INT | 62 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost

The stats for Jimmy G. And yet my friend tells me that he's much better than Wentz. Do me a favour. 

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1 hour ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

Then the writer of the article should have ranked a 1 and a 2. As it is, there's two at 1 and nobody at 2.

Lets say that you were in a contest where first place wins $1,000,000.00, second place wins $100,000.00 and third place wins $500. In the running is Me, Dave Spadaro and you and Dave and I tie for first place, leaving only you. Then the people running the contest declare you to be the third place winner and present you with a check for $500.00. Would you accept the $500 or would you demand the $100,000.00 since there were two first place winners and no second place winner?

I'd assume they would actually choose a winner in that case. If they didn't, then the likely follow up would be them splitting the combined first and second place prize among you and @Don Corleone , thus eliminating the second prize.

I personally don't like the list. Since they made it by having four writers rank the QBs and then averaging the numbers, ties will happen.

Bhanpuri: 2 | Blair: 2 | Filice: 1 | Parr: 1 for Jackson.

Bhanpuri: 1 | Blair: 1 | Filice: 2 | Parr: 2 for Mahomes.

So your tiebreaker would basically decide one, or two, of the writers' opinions mean more than the others. It would really defeat the purpose of the list.

As for the ties, it's actually the way the NFL has always done things. Here are the top passers by TD passes this season.

1     Lamar Jackson   BAL     36
2     Jameis Winston    TB     33
3     Russell Wilson     SEA     31
4     Dak Prescott        DAL     30
5     Drew Brees            NO     27
5     Jimmy Garoppolo  SF     27
5     Carson Wentz       PHI     27
8     Kirk Cousins         MIN     26
8     Patrick Mahomes   KC     26
8     Aaron Rodgers        GB     26
8     Matt Ryan               ATL     26
8     Deshaun Watson HOU     26
13     Tom Brady          NE        24
13     Daniel Jones      NYG     24

Should Brady be listed as 7th in the league simply because three players had exactly 27 TD passes and five more had exactly 26?

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?seasonType=REG&d-447263-n=1&d-447263-o=2&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=PASSING_TOUCHDOWNS&tabSeq=0&season=2019&experience=&Submit=Go&archive=false&statisticCategory=PASSING&conference=null&qualified=false

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4 minutes ago, zenclaybourne said:

I'd assume they would actually choose a winner in that case.

They didn't break the tie though. They left it as a tie.

1. Jackson, Mahomes
2. ?

Just skip 2 and leave it empty?

That's why I say that the writer was a ****y for not picking a 1 and a 2.

6 minutes ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

The Browns are always right. They know best. 

They did know best... they just didn't realize that they knew 'best' for the Eagles lol

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5 minutes ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

They didn't break the tie though. They left it as a tie.

1. Jackson, Mahomes
2. ?

Just skip 2 and leave it empty?

That's why I say that the writer was a ****y for not picking a 1 and a 2.

They did know best... they just didn't realize that they knew 'best' for the Eagles lol

That's why I went on to explain the way they created the list that ties were bound to happen. A tiebreaker in this case would have the effect of diminishing 1-3 writers' opinions. Frankly, the easiest way around this would have been to use five people, but they wanted an out.

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