QB Tiers Forward Going Into Week 4

A look at quarterback rankings going forward through the lens of tiers

elite qb1

Tom Brady, NE

Aaron Rodgers, GB

strong qb1

Andrew Luck, IND

Cam Newton, CAR

Carson Palmer, ARI

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (Injured)

solid qb1

Russell Wilson, SEA

Peyton Manning, DEN

Matt Ryan, ATL

Tony Romo, DAL (Injured)

Philip Rivers, SD

Drew Brees, NO (Injured)

emerging qb1/QB2

Andy Dalton, CIN

Marcus Mariota, TEN

Tyrod Taylor, BUF

Derek Carr, OAK

high floor qb2

Ryan Tannehill, MIA

Eli Manning, NYG

Joe Flacco, BAL 

Teddy Bridgewater, MIN

boom/bust QB2

Matthew Stafford, DET

Jameis Winston, TB

Michael Vick, PIT

Colin Kaepernick, SF

desperation plays

Alex Smith, KC

Jay Cutler, CHI (Injured)

Sam Bradford, PHI

Blake Bortles, JAX

Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ

Josh McCown, CLE

Kirk Cousins, WAS

Ryan Mallett, HOU

Nick Foles, STL

Brandon Weeden, DAL

Jimmy Clausen, CHI

bench stash

Johnny Manziel, CLE

Mark Sanchez, PHI

Geno Smith, NYJ

2qb/superflex bench stash

Chase Daniel, KC

David Fales, CHI

Colt McCoy, WAS

Matt Cassel, DAL