Okay MyBookie NFL gridiron betting nation, with Week 9 just days away from getting started, it’s time to take a look at the top handful of signal-callers in this week’s quarterback power rankings. With that thought in mind, let’s jump right into action so you can wager against their NFL odds.
NFL QBs Power Rankings for Week 9
While things could chance over the course of the second half, I just don’t see it happening. Russell Wilson leads the league in quarterback rating (120.7) and has thrown an NFL-leading 26 touchdown passes, which is more than any player in NFL history through seven games except for Tom Brady, who connected on 27 TD strikes in seven games in 2007 on the way to a record-tying 50 for the season that year.
More importantly, Wilson is virtually unstoppable even when he faces pressure as he deftly navigates the pocket to find an open receiver. A dozen of Wilson’s touchdown passes have come while under pressure and that’s just not fair to opposing defenses. Wilson has completed a blistering 71.5 percent of his pass and is undeniably leading the 2020 MVP race at this point and it looks like it’s his to lose if you ask me.
The 2018 league MVP is actually playing better than he did two years ago. Mahomes ranks second in quarterback rating (115.0) and has thrown 21 TD passes against just one interception. Kansas City’s leading man has a higher QBR, completion rate (66.9%) and touchdown-to-interception ratio through eight games than he did two years ago. It’s scary how good Mahomes is right now, particularly since his ceiling is virtually limitless.
Even with little help at the wide receiver position, Rodgers ranks third in quarterback rating (113.0). The future Hall of Famer has thrown 20 TD passes and only two interceptions this season while completing 65.9 percent of his passes.
While Roethlisberger ranks a modest 11th in quarterback rating (99.8), he’s thrown 15 TD passes against just four interceptions while completing a stellar 67.9 percent of his passes. Make no mistake about it, Roethlisberger’s return is the main reason why Pittsburgh remains the only undefeated team in the NFL heading into Week 9.
It’s a damned shame that Watson has no offensive help in Houston, but it’s a testament to how good he really is that the former Clemson national championship winner ranks sixth in quarterback rating (108.7) while completing a stellar 69.5 percent of his passes with 15 TD passes and a modest five interceptions. Watson has been sacked a league-high 22 times, but I fully believe he would be among the league MVP contenders if he were playing for a winning team.
I’m a little bit stunned that no one is talking about Raiders quarterback Derek Carr this season. No matter, Carr has let his play do the talking by ranking a stupendous fourth in quarterback rating (110.2) while completing a blistering 71.1 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions. If Las Vegas starts to improve over the second half of the season, you could hear Carr’s name being thrown around as a potential MVP candidate.
Tannehill has been completely transformed into an excellent quarterback ever since making his first start in Tennessee. Now, the former Miami Dolphins first round draft pick ranks fifth in quarterback rating (109.8) while completing 67.4 percent of his passes. Tannehill has thrown an impressive 17 touchdown passes and only three interceptions and has turned the Titans into a legitimate threat in the AFC.
Thrown into the fire in Week 2 when starter Tyrod Taylor couldn’t play. Herbert has now entrenched himself as the future for the LA Chargers. In six starts this season, Herbert has completed 67.4 percent of his passes while ranking an encouraging eighth in quarterback rating (104.5). The former Oregon star has thrown a stunning 15 TD passe sand just five picks and is tied with Russell Wilson for the NFL lead in touchdown passes that travel at least 15 yards in the air (nine). Herbert also leads the league with seven scoring throws that have traveled at least 20 yards. Burrow has been as good as almost any veteran in the game.
Even after getting off to a slow start and playing virtually all season without superstar wideout Michael Thomas, future Hall of Fame signal-caller Drew Brees is ranked seventh in quarterback rating (106.5). Brees leads the NFL in completion percentage (73.1%) and has thrown 13 TD passes against just three interceptions. When Michael Thomas does return, it could be lights out for the rest of the NFL Super Bowl contenders.
I’m not gonna’ lie. I didn’t hold Joe Burrow in the highest regard coming out of championship winning LSU, but now, I totally believe in the top pick in this year’s NFL draft. Burrow has been a revelation as he ranks third in passing yards (2,272) while throwing 11 TD passes and only five interceptions. Burrow ranks 24th in quarterback rating (91.4), but hell, that’s better than veteran starters like Nick Foles, Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton and Carson Wentz. Make no mistake about it, the sky’s the ceiling for Burrow and the suddenly competitive Cincinnati Bengals.
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