Week 8 of the NFL season is upon us, so it’s time to take a look at who the best quarterbacks in the league are through the first 7 weeks of the season.
Quarterback play as a whole is down this year, with spotty offensive line play and defenses adjusting to the newer rules. However, there are still some quarterbacks that are playing above the rest, so let’s dive into which QBs are playing above their peers.
I’ve been breaking down the 7 best QBs each week, if you want to take a look at last week’s you can find it here. The list has been fluid all season, but this week it changed more than any previous week.
1. Lamar Jackson
2. Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes was stellar on Sunday, throwing for 424 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Chiefs are starting to look like the defending Champs we all expected to see earlier in the season. Travis Kelce and Mahomes were back to being the best duo in the league, with Kelce having 12 receptions for 179 yards and a score. “I think both Kelce and Pat, when they’re on the same page, that’s a challenge for any defense,” coach Andy Reid said after the game.
The Chiefs lost their season opener and have since ripped off 6 straight wins, letting the rest of the NFL know they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. “I know they work on it. This isn’t, like, a secret,” Reid said. “It’s quite a tribute for those two executing the way they do.”
If Mahomes and Kelce continue to play like they did this past weekend, not only will the AFC struggle to keep up with them, but the rest of the league is back on notice that the Chiefs could be in Vegas in February defending their Super Bowl win.