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Week 12 QB Index, Kendall Hinton’s gutsy performance makes the list, but where did he land?

Kendall Hinton of the Broncos had a gutsy performance at quarterback, but where would he finish in our Week 12 QB Index?

By: NFLHeads

  1. Patrick Mahomes

Yeah, Patrick Mahomes is probably going to be MVP, and it is well deserved. He balled out against the Bucs and he is showing no signs of slowing down. I don’t see how you can stop Mahomes and this Chiefs offense, which is very concerning for the rest of the league. If the Chiefs continue to win, Mahomes will be MVP.

  1. Deshaun Watson

Watson showed up against the Lions on Thanksgiving. His performance this season is why the Texans are not winless. Watson has shown that unlike quarterbacks like Carson Wentz, he can carry an awful team on his back. The absence of Will Fuller in future weeks is really going to hurt him, but I believe he will continue his elite play through the rest of the season.

  1. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers bullied the Bears to take a dominant lead in the NFC North race. Rodgers is definitely within MVP consideration, and is continuing to be one of the best quarterbacks on the planet for Green Bay.

  1. Russell Wilson

Russ is starting to dip and he is drifting away from the MVP race, but he still knows how to ball out. With DK balling out like he is, the run game starting to work, and the defense looking better, I don’t think Russ has to work as hard as he used to. Wilson will still have to cook, but at least he won’t have that many turnovers.

  1. Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill redeemed himself against the Colts, who laid down and let the Titans wipe their feet all over them. While it was a Derrick Henry led performance, Tannehill still looked great and should be considered the future of the Titan’s franchise.

  1. Kirk Cousins

This is the type of performance that the Vikings organization desperately needed out of Kirk Cousins. Dalvin Cook didn’t carry the team this time around, so it was all on Cousins to keep the Vikings above water, and he did that. If Cousins continues to play like this, he will gain respect and get a little bit more rope as the starting quarterback.

  1. Josh Allen

Allen had a pretty sloppy game against the Chargers. He wasn’t playing good football out there, but he somehow managed to lead the Bills to a win. These games are the games that Bills fans are scared of because when Josh Allen doesn’t play well, that is a problem for the rest of the team.

  1. Matt Ryan

Make no mistake, the Falcons destroyed the Raiders on Sunday, but as weird as this is to say the Falcons win is mostly on the defense, forcing four fumbles and an interception to keep giving the Falcons opportunities to score, which they did.

  1. Tom Brady

What is happening to Brady? He has so many weapons around him, yet he only manages to show up in the 4th quarter. I know people will say that Brady still needs time to fully understand the playbook, and I understand that, but there is more to this. Brady needs to step it up or he will be hated in Tampa.

  1. Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben did enough to beat a morabund Ravens team on Wednesday night and secure 11-0 for the Steelers. Unfortunately, Roethlisberger was not a dominant force, and Bud Dupree’s possible absence could really hurt the defense and expose the offense.

  1. Ryan Fitzpatrick

I know people say that Miami is Tua’s team, but Fitzpatrick was a stud against the Jets. He has shown that he is reliable, and that he didn’t deserve to be benched.  I believe that Fitz should finish the season as the starter, then Tua should take over next season. 

  1. Alex Smith

Alex Smith looked like he has in the past, in other words he did nothing to kill Washington in a dominant win against the Cowboys, but was not necessarily the reason for their success. Smith threw for just over 7 yards per pass, and had a touchdown and a pick.

  1. Mike Glennon

The former Buccaneers second round pick took the field for the Jags in relief of 6th round rookie Jake Luton. Glennon was not actually too bad, throwing two touchdowns and no picks with 235 yards. Glennon is not better than Minshew, but I think he is much safer than Luton at backup.

  1. Kyler Murray

Let’s face it, the Cardinals blew this game and Murray was not helping at all. Murray threw for 170 yards, with no touchdowns and a pick, and was nothing special in the running game this time around.

  1. Andy Dalton

Well, I guess this season can’t be worse than it already is for the Cowboys. Dalton was not that good against Washington. He is not worthy of a starting spot in Dallas, and it is showing. Dalton has to do something in order to be considered good again, or he will not be playing again for a while.

  1. Taysom Hill

Hill did not look remarkable in the passing game, and made the most impact with his legs in a game against a quarterback that was literally a practice squad wide receiver the week before. Taysom will be able to hold the fort for the Saints until Brees comes back.

  1. Teddy Bridgewater

This wasn’t a bad game for Bridgewater, it’s just that he could have done more. Losing by one point is bad, but it shows us that this team still needs to work on a few things to get back to where they were a few weeks ago.

  1. Baker Mayfield

Which one of these sentences is more impressive. Baker Mayfield won a close, competitive game 27-25, and threw 2 touchdowns and no picks, with 258 yards. Baker Mayfield outplayed Mike Glennon and an awful Jaguars defense, with only 2 touchdowns and 258 yards. Let’s calm down about this Browns win, if anything this win concerns me because it shows a lack of dominance against a bad team.

  1. Nick Mullens

Mullens played ok against the Rams. It was the 49ers defense that was leading them to victory against the Rams, but Mullens showed some potential. I believe that he will be better next week and that he will be the deciding factor in whether the 49ers win or not.

  1. Daniel Jones

The real shame is that I was really starting to like Danny Dimes, and was starting to warm up to the Giants as a playoff team, even if they are just a one and done operation. It does sound like Jones will miss some time, so now the team has to lean on Colt McCoy to get something done for the G-Men.

  1. Matthew Stafford

Stafford was not able to get it done for the Lions on Thanksgiving, but fear not Lions fans, because Matt Patricia has been ousted out of the Head Coaching job! Now that Stafford does not play for the worst coach in the entire NFL, it should be much easier for this offense to get moving, and if they cannot I think that is the point where Lions fans should be concerned.

  1. Mitchell Trubisky

Mr. Biscuit is back! (Yes that is really a supposed nickname of his). He did throw three touchdowns, but he threw two nasty picks and the Packers were still able to easily nuke them. I’d say overall it was a successful start for Trubisky who was able to have at least an OK game. I am going to hold out before making more judgements and see how he does.

  1. Phillip Rivers

Rivers showed yet again that he has no clutch ability whatsoever, falling in what was an absolute demolition of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Rivers should be gone by next year, and replaced in favor of a young guy, maybe even Jacob Eason, their rookie from this year.

  1. Justin Herbert

Herbert needs to start winning games before I believe in him. I really expected him to do well against the Bills, especially against an off Josh Allen day, but he could not do it and the Chargers fell farther and farther down the AFC ranks.

  1. Jared Goff

Goff disappointed hard against the 49ers, who keep impressing the league with wins that are unbelievable to comprehend. Seriously, I have no clue how the 49ers have been able to play so well with all of the terrible luck that they’ve had, even with Shanahan being one of the best coaches in NFL history. Goff has had good games recently, and every quarterback has bad games, but this was not an exceptionally promising performance for Goff.

  1. Brandon Allen

Remember him? For those who don’t remember, Brandon Allen stood in for a couple games for the Denver Broncos, and looked like your average backup quarterback. Allen looked the same way on Sunday, throwing for 136 yards, along with a touchdown and a pick. 

  1. Carson Wentz

The final score was 27-17, the game was nowhere near that close. Carson Wentz was nothing less than an unmitigated disaster than could not get anything done, which is nothing new this year. Wentz needs to be benched immediately for Jalen Hurts, especially with this NFC East being such a tight race.

  1. Derek Carr

Not only did Carr not help the Raiders win in any way in the passing game, he also lost 3 fumbles. 3!! That is awful, especially for a Falcons defense that would have a difficult time picking off Blake Bortles. I usually talk about how Carr is not necessarily one of the reasons that the Raiders lose games, but today he definitely was.

  1. Colt McCoy

McCoy didn’t kill the Giants, but he also will likely not stay healthy long enough to make a positive or a negative impact for Giants. They have a tough upcoming schedule (Seahawks, Cardinals), so it will be interesting to see how McCoy handles it.

  1. Trace McSorley

Trace McSorley finally made a meaningful NFL debut, and for the most part looked terrible. He gets the nod above Griffin because he threw a touchdown pass to Hollywood Brown that was an absolute beaut, but other than that nothing about McSorley got me excited.

  1. Robert Griffin III

RG3 could not move this offense even a little bit, and his clock management at the end of the first half was frankly embarrassing. Griffin will deservedly come under fire for this game, and the Ravens should really consider a new backup quarterback in 2021.

  1. Cam Newton

Cam Newton pulled off the win with a whopping 84 passing yards, 50% completion, and two interceptions. Full credit to the Patriots for squeaking away with the win against the Cardinals, but Cam has to play better for the Pats to make any realistic playoff push.

  1. Sam Darnold

Darnold was terrible against a Dolphins team starring Ryan Fitzpatrick, throwing for no touchdowns and two picks, and only passing for 197 yards. While most people are talking about how well Darnold will look in a new system, I am starting to wonder whether we have seen enough from Darnold, and he is nothing better than a high end backup…

  1. Kendall Hinton

As funny as the Broncos situation might seem to some, you have to feel for the Broncos, and especially for Hinton who will have this start following him around for his whole career. Nonetheless, Hinton was terrible against the Saints, only completing one pass the whole day and throwing two interceptions, but you have to respect him going out and playing for his team.

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