Twelve quarterbacks have a passer rating of 100 or higher

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Twelve quarterbacks have a passer rating of 100 or higher (minimum 10 attempts) through the first week. That ties for the second-most in history after Week One, according to the NFL.

Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson leads the league with a near-perfect rating of 152.1. He’s followed by Seattle’s Russell Wilson (143.1), Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew (142.3), Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (127.5), Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (123.3), Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins (118.6), Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (117.8), Las Vegas’ Derek Carr (107.5), Buffalo’s Josh Allen (104.6), Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky (104.2), San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo (103.0) and New England’s Cam Newton (100.7).

Of those 12 quarterbacks, Allen, Jackson, Mahomes and Minshew are 24 or younger. Carr, Garoppolo and Trubisky are 30 or younger. Rodgers and Roethlisberger are 35 or older.

Thirteen games on opening weekend were started by quarterbacks under the age of 26, the most in Week One since 1970.

12 responses to “Twelve quarterbacks have a passer rating of 100 or higher

  1. Not too long ago there was a lot of talk about how college wasn’t preparing QB’s for the NFL. That might be true overall, but a few really good ones have managed to slip through.

  2. The trend of young starting QB’s is going to continue as log as they continue to have a set rookie pay scale. Teams have realized you can play a young stud and deal with some of his growing pains because you can surround him and stack the rest of your team with superstar players that cost a lot. Once that QB starts getting paid it becomes harder and harder for teams to keep him surrounded by top tier talent.

    Other than Brady (who gave the Pats many sweet deals) how many non-rookie contract QB’s have won super bowls in the past 7 or 8 years? One…Manning.

  3. It’s not surprising a dozen or so QBs have a 100+ passer rating in a given week.

    Let’s wait until the end of the season before we get too excited about it.

  4. Where’s Stafford? I thought he was FINALLY after a decade of playing live up to his lofty contract?

  5. Looks like preseason will be for prospects only
    No longer will teams feel the need to risk their star players to injury,
    As a fan I love preseason, but I get it if it’s a thing of the past

  6. Kirk Cousins is a magician and a darn good one.

    He plays like crap during the meaningful part of a game and then throws for a bunch of meaningless yards when the game is out of reach, so his boxscores looks good giving the impression he actually played well – a slight of hand.

    But anyone watching knows he sux when the game is on the line and only finds a rhythm when the defense loosens up when they are up 3 scores.

    Dude has manged to slight of hand the Vikings to the tune of over $100M LOLZ Magician!!

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