#9 – Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers:
Justin Herbert had a monster start of the season (as expected) but has come tumbling down since the pick-6 vs the Chiefs the previous week, and a rib injury during that same game. Which in the end added up to a disaster class vs the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A putrid performance where the Jags put an absolute beating on the Chargers, but Herbert’s season resume is still very impressive when you count his individual performance.
#8 – Carson Wentz – Washington Commanders:
What a wacky list, I know. Wentz has made the Commanders’ offense look respectable. And it’s impressive to see since many had the Commanders as a contender for the #1 pick in the draft.
Yes, they got crushed by the Eagles. But the Eagles might be SB contenders.
And they also saw Carson Wentz as a bottom-tier QB on his way to being a backup, or to be out of the league entirely. But he’s responded with
#7 – Jared Goff – Detroit Lions:
A lot of people haven’t realized the fact that the Lions are a good football team, and they will probably be making noise for a playoff spot this season. They are a physical team who plays tough, gritty defense, and have added many pieces on offense.
The man pulling the strings is Jared Goff, who we all know isn’t anything special. But so far Goff has been playing the game manager role almost flawlessly. 7 Touchdowns, only 2 INTs, and a passer rating of 92.6.