QB Index for Week 8

This kind of “power ranking” is tough for some fans to understand because while it has some historical context, its mainly just living in the moment without much regard for anything other than current performance. So don’t freak out when you see where certain QBs are on the list.

That being said, good ol’ Matt Stafford is ranked at #5 right now. Mitch Seabiscuit from the Bears is dead last at #32.



Matthew Stafford


Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 5 | Blair: 3 | Filice: 7 | Parr: 3

2019 stats: 6 games | 62.4 pct | 1,751 pass yds | 8.0 ypa | 13 pass TD | 3 INT | 63 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost

Blair: For the first chunk of his career, Stafford was seen as a quarterback who had not yet refined his game or been able to unleash his full potential. If he could ever put it all together, the Lions could really go places. This season, however, the perennial Detroit narrative seems to be flipping around: Now, Stafford has put all (or most) of it together, and the rest of his team is what’s holding him back. He kept the Lions even with Minnesota for much of Sunday, only to be foiled by sacks, an offensive pass-interference penalty that helped kill a drive when Detroit had a chance to take the lead and a defense that couldn’t stop Kirk Cousins. Detroit is having a tough-luck season, but it’s gratifying to see Stafford, who is on track to post the first 100-plus passer rating of his NFL tenure, come into his own.

It’s nice seeing Stafford getting recognition for his efforts. He needs the rest of the team to step up. If they do we could be a hot team in the second half of the season.