2022 NFL QB Grades: Season-Long Standings, Stats, and Storylines

Welcome to our week-to-week breakdown of Sportscasting’s season-long NFL quarterback competition.

The process here is quite simple. We hand out grades to every single signal-caller who qualifies every week of the 2022 NFL regular season. Those marks are then entered into a database where our unique mathematical formula calculates a running tally for the year. And the QB with the highest score at the end of the year wins — don’t be surprised if that same man wins NFL MVP.

2022 NFL QBs Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, and Tua Tagovailoa
(L-R) Patrick Mahomes; Jalen Hurts; Josh Allen; Tua Tagovailoa | Cooper Neill/Getty Images; Mitchell Leff/Getty Images; Eric Espada/Getty Images; Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Easy enough, right?

And even easier is how you can track your favorite QB’s progress. Simply click on each link to reveal that week’s grades as well as the accumulated scores and standings to that point in the year. We’ve also provided the top performers for each installment as a bit of a preview.

So without further ado, let’s get to it.

Week 1

Patrick Mahomes took the early lead with a dynamic Week 1 performance for the Kansas City Chiefs in a win over the Arizona Cardinals, throwing for 360 yards and five touchdowns. On the other end of the spectrum was Dak Prescott, who not only had a dismal outing for the Dallas Cowboys in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but suffered a thumb injury on top of it.

QBTeamGrade
Patrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsA+
Justin HerbertLos Angeles ChargersA
Kirk CousinsMinnesota VikingsA
Josh AllenBuffalo BillsA-
Davis Mills Houston TexansB+

Week 2

Week 2 saw four perfect scores handed out, including two from the same game as Tua Tagovailoa’s Miami Dolphins and Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens engaged in a duel for the ages. Josh Allen and Jalen Hurts joined the A+ club as well. We also handed out our first two failing grades of the year in this installment.

QBTeamGrade
Josh AllenBuffalo BillsA+
Lamar JacksonBaltimore RavensA+
Jalen HurtsPhiladelphia EaglesA+
Tua TagovailoaMiami DolphinsA+
Trevor LawrenceJacksonville JaguarsA

Week 3

Trevor Lawrence took the only perfect grade of the Week 3 NFL slate with a fantastic outing against the LA Chargers, ending the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 18-game road losing streak. We also saw a new No. 1 as Patrick Mahomes fell from the top spot for the first time.

QBTeamGrade
Trevor LawrenceJacksonville JaguarsA+
Josh AllenBuffalo BillsA
Lamar JacksonBaltimore RavensA
Jalen HurtsPhiladelphia EaglesA
Joe BurrowCincinnati BengalsA

Week 4

As more and more quarterbacks began to take the field, we introduced the reserve room in Week 4, which houses those signal-callers who aren’t current starters but have qualified for a grade at some point throughout the season. For the second straight week, we distributed just one perfect score, one we thought we’d never see. Josh Allen also lost his No. 1 spot after just one week.

QBTeamGrade
Geno SmithSeattle SeahawksA+
Patrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsA
Justin HerbertLos Angeles ChargersA
Tom BradyTampa Bay BuccaneersA
Jared GoffDetroit LionsA
Joe BurrowCincinnati BengalsA

Week 5

Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen continued their battle for the top spot in Week 5, while a new name took over the last-place spot.

QBTeamGrade
Patrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsA+
Josh AllenBuffalo BillsA+
Geno SmithSeattle SeahawksA
Tom BradyTampa Bay BuccaneersA
Derek CarrLas Vegas RaidersA-

Week 6

Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes continued their fight in Week 6, both here and on the field, as the Bills and Chiefs clashed on the field in Kansas City, with Buffalo taking a 24-20 victory. We also handed out a few A grades that we didn’t expect, one of which went to a rookie who jumped into the top 5.

QBTeamGrade
Josh AllenBuffalo BillsA+
Joe BurrowCincinnati BengalsA+
Matt RyanIndianapolis ColtsA+
Bailey ZappeNew England PatriotsA
Trevor LawrenceJacksonville JaguarsA
Marcus MariotaAtlanta FalconsA

Week 7

Week 7 saw plenty of movement in the overall standings. Tom Brady took a slight dip, as did Lamar Jackson following another lackluster outing, while Joe Burrow continued his ascent up the leaderboard.

QBTeamGrade
Patrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsA+
Joe BurrowCincinnati BengalsA+
Daniel JonesNew York GiantsA-
Geno SmithSeattle SeahawksB+

Week 8

Week 8 brought the most perfect scores we’ve had to date. While most were distributed to names you’d expect, one was handed out to a quarterback who’s spent the entire season near the bottom of the pack. Josh Allen was one who didn’t receive a perfect score — not even close, actually, as he recorded his worst grade of the season to this point to fall from the No. 1 spot.

QBTeamGrade
Tua TagovailoaMiami DolphinsA+
Jalen HurtsPhiladelphia EaglesA+
Kirk CousinsMinnesota VikingsA+
Jimmy GaroppoloSan Francisco 49ersA+
Jacoby BrissettCleveland BrownsA+

Week 9

The games leading into the halfway point of the 2022 NFL season brought lots of movement in the standings. With a second straight lackluster performance, Josh Allen dropped out of the top three while Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts made their way in. But in perhaps the most surprising drop of the entire year, two-time reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers fell out of the top half.

QBTeamGrade
Tua TagovailoaMiami DolphinsA+
Jalen HurtsPhiladelphia EaglesA+
Joe BurrowCincinnati BengalsA
Trevor LawrenceJacksonville JaguarsA
Justin FieldsChicago BearsA

Week 10

Well, after a week out of the top 16, Aaron Rodgers made his way back in with a dynamite performance against the Dallas Cowboys. Josh Allen, on the other hand, dropped in the overall standings yet again following a turnover-laced outing against the Minnesota Vikings.

Patrick Mahomes kept the No. 1 spot for the week with another perfect grade, but the race tightened as Tua Tagovailoa continued his hot streak with an A+ of his own.

QBTeamGrade
Patrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsA+
Tua TagovailoaMiami DolphinsA+
Aaron RodgersGreen Bay PackersA+
Daniel JonesNew York GiantsA+

Week 11

We saw a new record number of A+ performances in Week 11, which caused a lot of movement in the overall standings. One of those came from Jimmy Garoppolo, whose fantastic outing in Mexico City vaulted him into the top 10 for the first time.

QBTeamGrade
Patrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsA+
Jimmy GaroppoloSan Francisco 49ersA+
Ryan TannehillTennessee TitansA+
Derek CarrLas Vegas RaidersA+
Dak PrescottDallas CowboysA+
Jacoby BrissettCleveland BrownsA+
Andy DaltonNew Orleans SaintsA+

Week 12

Week 12 saw several new names added to the grade book and brought six more perfect scores, including one from one of those new names.

QBTeamGrade
Jalen HurtsPhiladelphia EaglesA+
Justin HerbertLos Angeles ChargersA+
Trevor LawrenceJacksonville JaguarsA+
Kirk CousinsMinnesota VikingsA+
Mac JonesNew England PatriotsA+
Mike WhiteNew York JetsA+

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