2023 NFL Week 15 QB Power Rankings Dak Prescott Brock Purdy leading charge as Russell Wilson cracks top 10 | Forum

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Quarterbacks. We love them. We debate them. And we do it because they're the most important ingredient in a championship recipe. Not that it's impo sible to win without an elite signal-caller, but history tells us that it's much easier otherwise. So we're keeping tabs on all 32 starters throughout the 2023 season.Which ones are the best of the best? Which ones are decidedly not? All QBs are partly a product of their respective situations, but this is how we'd sort today's signal-callers right now. These power rankings, unlike offseason QB lists, are focused more on current standing than the bigger picturein an effort to tell the story of each QB's respective rise and fall. Without further ado, the latest pecking order:2023 NFL QB Power Rankings1 San Francisco 49ers QB Eighteen starts into his career, he's up to 38 touchdowns, 11 picks, and a 9.3 yards-per-throw mark with a 15-3 record. Yes, the have an all-star setup, but it still takes a smart, confident, dynamic signal-caller to deliver that production. He's it.2 Dallas Cowboys QB The only reason he's not No. 1 over Purdy, his fellow MVP candidate, is Jamal Adams Jersey the 49ers have beaten up on some better teams. But man, Prescott is dishing it out with career-high authority. At 30, he also looks in his prime throwing on the move. (+1)3 Buffalo Bills QB The may be just one game over .500, but they still register as contenders primarily because of this man. Every play is a fireworks display, for better or worse, but 35 total TDs speaks to his unmatched penchant for big plays. (+1)4 Baltimore Ravens QB In a year where he's once again easily leading all QBs in rushing, Jackson's effortle s pa sing zip continues to pop off the highlight reel. His tight-window, late-game work has been particularly strong. Can he keep it up deep into January? (+4)5 Philadelphia Eagles QB The ball security of his 2022 MVP bid is a distant stranger now; he's up to 15 giveaways in 13 games. All in all, he's been a curious blend of both clutch and mercurial. The need his unfazed leadership to correct their slowing offense. (-3)6 Kansas City Chiefs QB Not so di similar to Hurts, his Super Bowl foe, Mahomes has taken turns playing hero and falling victim to his own folding surroundings in an off year. Without reliable pa s catchers, he's struggled to push the ball. But he can't be counted out. (-1)7 Miami Dolphins QB Fair or not, his MVP chances probably took a big hit when he failed to deliver without an injured late against the . The guy still throws prettier pa ses than most, but he and Miami still need to prove they can withstand pre sure. (-1)8 Los Angeles Rams QB In a span of three years, with vastly different lineups, Stafford has gone from MVP-caliber to badly battered to quietly restored. His gunslinging gets him in trouble, but it's also giving Cody Barton Jersey L.A. offensive fireworks in a surprise playoff bid. (+2)9 Denver Broncos QB It might be time to start taking him seriously again as the postseason nears. Since the empty-stats 1-5 start, he's thrown 11 TDs, just four picks, and made a habit of threading perfect crunch-time throws in a 6-1 stretch. Don't overlook Denver. (+4)10 Chicago Bears QB Maybe the still like him as a long-term option. Maybe they don't. Who cares? Fields' aerial decision-making still has room for improvement, but once again, his pure dynamism has redefined Chicago's season, making the Bears competitive. (+5)11 Green Bay Packers QB He was off the mark in a prime-time opportunity with playoff implications against the , but that doesn't erase the progre s he's shown in his first full year as QB1. With more help down the road, his downfield touch could further emerge.12 Detroit Lions QB His sharp point-guarding is a big reason Detroit is playoff-bound despite recent hiccups. But eight turnovers in the last four weeks is precisely the wrong direction. When protected, he's reliable. Otherwise, the off-script limitations show. (-3)13 Jacksonville Jaguars QB The guy plays through anything, we'll give him that. Neither knee nor ankle injuries have kept him sidelined for long. And when he's clicking, he can fire it anywhere, anytime. But communication i sues have been a season-long hiccup.14 Tenne see Titans QB Is there a more entertaining QB to watch right now? Levis is a rocked-up ball of clay on a team in transition. In other words, nothing is perfect. But his almost-unhinged physicality, paired with a big arm and quick feet, are very promising. (+2)15 Seattle Seahawks QB fared reasonably well in his absence, but Seattle needs him back under center if it wants to salvage a potential playoff run. The Eagles, meanwhile, could be just the welcome party he needs, considering their woes defending the pa s.16 Arizona Cardinals QB Before Arizona's bye, the upset the , but they did it mostly by taking the burden off Murray as a thrower. That's probably the play moving forward, because his greatest, most consistent strength remains his mobility. (+2)17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Week 14 was a nice microcosm of the Mayfield and experience this year: ugly for a while, but just scrappy enough to get the "W" in the equally ugly NFC South. If only they could also play the in the postseason.18 New Orleans Saints QB What's more astounding: the work it takes for Carr's offense to actually put points on the board, or the fact he' Jason Myers Jersey s still standing after absorbing so many big blows behind their line? New Orleans' defense is still doing much of the heavy lifting. (+3)19 Cincinnati Bengals QB Three starts into his tenure as fill-in, Browning's only getting better, showing an unusually natural feel for quick strikes from the pocket. Could they really make a run with the former undrafted reserve? His efficiency suggests so. (+4)20 New York Giants QB Maybe he's more than just a meme! DeVito's certainly embraced his Italian underdog storyline as Russell Wilson Jersey an undrafted rookie, but he's starting to really back it up with on-field pizzaz. He's got legs, and he's also thrown some laser TDs in a 3-1 stretch. (+6)21 Cleveland Browns QB Is it po sible he's playing the best ball of his career at 38? That might be a step too far, but he looks fresh coming off the couch to give Cleveland a QB actually capable of pushing the ball downfield. The ' defensive support helps, too. (+3)22 Indianapolis Colts QB Minshew will never be doubted as a competitor, bringing infectious energy as the fill-in. But unle s Indy is dominating on the ground, his penchant for giveaways proves costly. He's now coughed up the ball in seven of his last eight games. (-3)23 Washington Commanders QB Washington's bye came at a good time for Howell, whose heavy pa sing workload had begun to take a toll. (He still leads the with 509 attempts, easily clearing Mahomes at No. 2.) But his game is also built around taking shots. (-1)24 Houston Texans QB would represent the in the top 10, but the standout rookie is in concu sion protocol after exiting Week 14 against the . Mills, meanwhile, has plenty of starting experience, but he's been more prone to untimely giveaways.25 Pittsburgh Steelers QB His first action as injury replacement was defined by some curiously poor late-game decisions. If the Steelers can lean into his mobility and stay productive on the ground, perhaps they'll stay in the wild card picture. (+3)26 Atlanta Falcons QB The Falcons are destined to keep pace with the Bucs and , but never quite supersede them, as long as their offense keeps doing what it does with Ridder. The guy is a fighter, flashing as a late-game runner. But the errant throws hurt. (+3)27 New York L.J. Collier Jersey Jets QB Perhaps no QB helped their reputation more than Wilson in Week 14. Finally, the maligned former first-rounder strung together multiple displays of his unteachable arm talent. He looked far more loose in his approach. (+5)28 New England Patriots QB Bill Belichick was slow to celebrate the Pats' ugly win over the Steelers, but Zappe showed more tight-window aggre sion than we've seen from either he or this year. It certainly feels like his job to lose until the offseason. (+3)29 Minnesota Vikings QB Kevin O'Connell has been slow to definitively bench Joshua Dobbs amid the QB's fall back to Earth, but Mullens' game-winning drive in a painful win vs. the probably earned him the right to headline this wild card hopeful, for now.30 Los Angeles Chargers QB With out for the season due to a finger injury, Stick is set to get the first extensive action of his five-year career. The former NDSU product has mobility, but he'd only thrown one NFL pa s before taking over in Week 14.31 Carolina Panthers QB At this point, all parties involved are probably hoping, behind closed doors, just to make it to the offseason intact. Young's still holding his head high, but there's been so little to suggest he's ready -- or has the help -- to make an NFL impact. (-1)32 Las Vegas Raiders QB Brian Flores runs a tight "D" in Minnesota, but O'Connell guiding a scorele s effort in Week 14 is just the latest example Las Vegas needs help. The rookie's a decent pocket-pa sing prospect, but he now has as many INTs (7) as games played. (-4)