The number one QB1 for Week 5 is Patrick Mahomes, he stole the top spot after an exceptional win against the Philadelphia Eagles. That game was good for him with 278 passing yards, 24/30 passes completed, 5 touchdowns with one interception.
Kyler Murray is not at the top of the table as some fans expected, he is playing well but still not enough to be the best starting quarterback in the rankings. But he is still very close to the top in third position on the table with 74.5 QBR.
Another piece of good news for this week is that Tom Brady remains in the top 10 starting quarterbacks rankings for the upcoming week. Brady won against the Patriots but that game was terrible for him with few passes and nothing special. Brady is in ninth position on the table.
NFL 2021: All starting quarterbacks for Week 5, rankings based on QBR
The ranking table does not seem to make sense to some football fans, but the rankings are not based on the number of victories of a team. The quarterbacks that are on the list are there thanks to a combination of good performance, team work, passes, rushes, and other details.
|1||Patrick Mahomes KC||82.9||18.2||172||36.8||30.8||5.3||-2.0||0.7||81.7|
|2||Matthew Stafford LAR||76.6||13.7||154||27.4||27.4||-0.1||-1.1||0.1||77.9|
|3||Kyler Murray ARI||74.5||13.1||175||30.8||24.4||7.0||-3.6||-0.6||74.3|
|4||Jameis Winston NO||65.9||5.6||110||16.1||12.7||4.5||-3.2||-1.1||67.2|
|5||Teddy Bridgewater DEN||65.6||8.0||137||21.6||19.2||1.6||-4.1||0.8||69.6|
|6||Sam Darnold CAR||62.7||3.8||179||21.2||18.2||3.4||-3.8||-0.4||57.5|
|7||Kirk Cousins MIN||61.9||4.5||185||24.9||23.3||2.0||-3.4||-0.5||58.6|
|8||Tom Brady TB||61.4||6.3||207||27.2||24.9||1.9||-2.4||0.4||60.6|
|9||Derek Carr LV||61.1||7.3||205||28.8||27.7||0.3||-5.7||0.9||62.4|
|10||Russell Wilson SEA||60.9||4.2||141||18.8||15.4||2.6||-4.7||0.8||60.4|
|11||Justin Herbert LAC||59.9||8.1||199||30.1||27.9||0.8||-3.0||1.4||64.0|
|12||Daniel Jones NYG||59.8||7.9||190||27.7||20.1||5.4||-4.0||2.1||64.4|
|13||Taylor Heinicke WSH||59.4||6.7||145||21.5||19.1||1.6||-1.1||0.8||65.8|
|14||Lamar Jackson BAL||58.6||4.7||179||24.0||15.8||8.4||-3.5||-0.2||59.2|
|15||Dak Prescott DAL||58.5||5.5||173||24.1||22.0||0.6||-3.8||1.6||61.1|
|16||Josh Allen BUF||57.6||8.3||197||25.3||18.9||6.0||-1.8||0.4||64.4|
|17||Aaron Rodgers GB||55.8||2.7||143||17.0||13.2||0.2||-3.7||3.6||56.7|
|18||Joe Burrow CIN||53.8||1.6||130||15.6||15.6||-0.1||-5.0||0.2||54.4|
|19||Ryan Tannehill TEN||53.7||0.7||194||20.6||11.8||6.9||-7.7||1.9||51.3|
|20||Jacoby Brissett MIA||51.6||-0.1||154||15.0||10.7||3.9||-3.5||0.3||49.9|
|21||Jimmy Garoppolo SF||49.5||0.7||139||15.1||15.4||-1.4||-2.3||1.2||51.7|
|22||Carson Wentz IND||49.4||0.9||171||18.5||15.4||2.0||-6.5||1.0||51.8|
|23||Mac Jones NE||48.5||1.7||185||20.3||18.7||0.7||-5.0||1.0||53.2|
|24||Matt Ryan ATL||40.7||0.2||194||20.3||20.5||-1.6||-2.7||1.4||50.4|
|25||Jared Goff DET||40.6||-7.9||197||11.0||13.9||-3.7||-4.3||0.8||36.1|
|26||Baker Mayfield CLE||39.8||-5.6||145||10.8||9.2||2.6||-7.8||-1.0||36.7|
|27||Jalen Hurts PHI||38.5||-4.3||199||15.4||10.7||4.8||-3.7||-0.1||42.4|
|28||Ben Roethlisberger PIT||36.3||-10.0||196||10.6||8.5||0.4||-3.6||1.7||32.7|
|29||Trevor Lawrence JAX||36.3||-10.4||178||8.1||4.8||2.7||-1.5||0.6||30.5|
|30||Zach Wilson NYJ||25.0||-15.0||167||3.1||2.2||-1.1||-5.8||2.0||21.8|
|31||Davis Mills HOU||17.6||-11.4||87||-1.2||-2.4||-0.6||-3.7||1.8||13.6|
|32||Justin Fields CHI||16.9||-9.7||85||0.0||-2.0||1.5||-5.4||0.5||16.6|
Some starting quarterbacks like Justin Herbert seem to be in an unfair spot in the rankings, but other QB1s played better than him in Week 4 and therefore Herbert is in the 11th position of the Rankings.
For the next week 6, things could change dramatically if any of the big favorites lose to an underdog QB1. But for now the rankings have been maintained with a balance of teams with a good defensive line supporting their starting quarterbacks.