We are through two weeks of the 2021 season, and Week 2 quarterback play gave us Monday night redemption for Aaron Rodgers (four TD passes), a Sunday night duel between two former MVPs (Lamar Jackson led his Ravens past Patrick Mahomes‘ Chiefs with three total scores) and another strong performance from Teddy Bridgewater with the Broncos (328 passing yards, two TDs and zero interceptions). Derek Carr continued his marvelous start — he has eclipsed 800 passing yards through two games — and Kyler Murray put on another show in the Cardinals’ second straight win.

Injuries also popped up, with QBR leader Tyrod Taylor (84.6) hurting his left hamstring and Carson Wentz managing to injure both ankles. Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa and Chicago’s Andy Dalton were also forced to the sideline.

On a weekly basis throughout the season, I will rate my current confidence in each quarterback’s play. Who is unstoppable and in the MVP conversation? Who is struggling and needs to find consistency? Who is rising, and who is falling, after each week’s game slate? Which rookies are exceeding expectations, and which veterans are leading their offenses to playoff contention? And remember, this is based on the present, not future potential.

True backups will not be included, though teams with multiple legitimate starting options might have multiple QBs listed in the rankings. Backups in line to play for injured starters will also be ranked. The list will be accompanied each week with some of the biggest takeaways and lingering thoughts from the recent performances under center, including what both the tape and numbers say about some of the game’s starting quarterbacks. Here are this week’s QB rankings and some notes regarding the position.

Last updated: Sept. 22

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