Top 5 Black QBs Following Week 7 | Patrick Mahomes Goes Off, Lamar Jackson Playing The Position With Efficiency 

Week 7 of the NFL season brought us a couple of virtuoso performances by two of the game’s best signal-callers. 

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

The reigning NFL and Super Bowl MVP was up to his old tricks on Sunday as he led K.C. to its sixth consecutive win. In beating the Los Angeles Chargers for the eighth time in ten starts, Mahomes went 32-for-42 for 424 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

The dynamic dual threat also rushed for 29 yards on four attempts, which included three huge first downs to keep drives going. The win made Mahomes 29-3 versus the AFC West.


179 of those yards went to All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce who had 12 receptions. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke about his dynamic duo in his postgame presser:

“I think both Kelce and Pat, when they’re on the same page, that’s a challenge for any defense. I know they work on it. This isn’t, like, a secret. It’s quite a tribute for those two executing the way they do.”

Lamar Jackson, Ravens 

The one thing Jackson had to improve on this season was his passing from the pocket, and thus far this season he’s shown marked improvement. But after Sunday’s 21-for-27 for 357 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions performance in a 38-6 blowout of the steadily rising Detroit Lions, Jackson might have really taken another step in his development. Jackson, who’s still a massive threat with his legs, also rushed for 36 yards on nine attempts with a score. 

If he’s gonna play this way from the pocket, the Ravens offense goes to another level. 

“We did what we’re supposed to do,” Jackson told reporters in his postgame interview.

Tyrod Taylor, Giants

Filling in for the injured Daniel Jones, Taylor led the G-Men to their second win of the season with a 279-yard and two-touchdown performance versus the Commanders. The former Virginia Tech Hokies product also rushed for 25 yards, including two huge first downs. For Taylor it was his second consecutive strong outing, but this time his efforts led to a win. 

Comments by head coach Brian Daboll also make you wonder is there a QB controversy brewing in New York. 

“Tyrod had a good game,” Daboll said. “Played well, took care of the ball, made good decisions, threw the ball where it was supposed to be thrown.”

Geno Smith, Seahawks 

Smith continued his solid season with a very efficient game, going 18 of 24 for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Hawks moved to 4-2 with a home win over the Arizona Cardinals. One week after struggling in a road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Smith led his team to a much-needed victory. With the defensive-minded Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens up the next two weeks, it was vital to secure this win. 

Jalen Hurts, Eagles 

Hurts and playing well have become synonymous. The former Alabama and Oklahoma standout just gets the job done. Each week he does whatever it takes to lead the Eagles to victory, and Sunday night versus the Dolphins was no different as he went 21 of 29 passing for 279 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles are now 6-1, which is tied for the best mark in the league with the Chiefs.

Hurts outplayed Tua Tagovailoa, his college teammate at Alabama, exacting a little revenge for losing his job to him at Alabama after the 2017 season. 

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