#17) Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals:
After getting a brand new deal and becoming one of the top paid QBs in the league, many thought Kyler Murray was going to come in guns blazing and go punch for punch with Patrick Mahomes. Instead, Murray failed to put any sort of drive together until the game was already out of hand.
2 Touchdowns and no interceptions, but a very lazy game compared to Mahomes’ monster performance. Mediocre performances like this make it deep on our list since there were quite a bit of stinkers this Sunday.
#16) Matt Ryan – Indianapolis Colts:
The Colts thought they were getting a decent upgrade with Matt Ryan at QB, but fans must have thought Carson Wentz was the one in the huddle. Ryan fumbled 4 times and threw a pick, if it wasn’t for Jonathan Taylor putting the team on his back the Colts would’ve easily lost.
Matt Ryan ended up coming through with a touchdown and 350 yards of offense, but a very sloppy showing for what is supposed to be a polished vet.
#15) Russell Wilson – Denver Broncos:
Russell Wilson felt the pressure in his return to Lumen Field and put zero offense together while Geno Smith diced up the Broncos’ defense.
The Seahawks are potentially a candidate for the #1 pick in the draft, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are solid weapons but with Geno Smith at QB, there should have been no excuse for the Broncos to lose.
The answer is simple, Wilson choked under pressure and was unable to get a rhythm of the offense until late in the game. They came back and had a chance to win, but it was too little too late.