5. Derek Carr
The Derek Carr for MVP tour continued in Las Vegas on Sunday, as Carr threw for 386 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw a pick-six, but the way he rallied his team to pull out an overtime win was impressive. It is obvious that the Las Vegas Raiders are for real because of how they play for their quarterback. Carr is a leader of men, and his men are following him to a 3-0 victory and one heck of a season so far.
4. Tom Brady
The GOAT was not great on Sunday. Well, oddly enough, he was still really solid, but he still was not able to win the game. He threw for 432 yards and a touchdown, but his Buccaneers were not able to pull out a big win against the Los Angeles Rams. Brady is still in the top five, but after a loss, he falls down the list a little bit.
3. Aaron Rodgers
R-E-L-A-X. That was Aaron Rodgers’ message to anyone who freaked out that he was the worst-ranked quarterback in the NFL after Week 1. Well, not really, but maybe? Who cares. Rodgers shook off his terrible Week 1 game and dominated in Week 2. Then he leads his team to an impressive victory in Week 3, and the NFL better watch out. It is clear Rodgers is having fun again, and when he has fun, he is dangerous! He won the MVP last season, and he will try to keep his hot streak alive to get another one.
2. Matthew Stafford
One and two are hard each week, but I feel confident about my decision here. Matthew Stafford is playing like a guy who got traded from the Detroit Lions, who were always bad, to the Los Angeles Rams, who have been solid recently. That is exactly what happened, and wow, Stafford is darn good. The guy never had a team around him in Detroit, and he is so much more fun to watch with a team around him in LA. I was close to making him the No. 1 guy, but he sits at No. 2 this week. Look for Stafford to be the NFL MVP as well, which would be really awesome to see.
1. Justin Herbert
Did the Miami Dolphins draft the wrong quarterback? Come on now, even if you believe in Tua Tagovailoa (when healthy), you can’t possibly keep lying to yourself any longer. Tagovailoa has not had the opportunity to prove himself like Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, but that is because his injury-prone issue gets in the way.
Hebert was unreal on Sunday, out-dueling Mahomes and throwing a late game-winning touchdown. He makes the game look so effortless like he is playing on the beach with his buddies. 281 yards and four scores later, and Herbert has silenced anyone that still questions if he is the real deal or not.