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Black QB Chronicles: Top 5 Melanated NFL QBs Through Week 14

Mahomes is still magical, Russ is still cookin' and The Jalen Hurts Era In Philly begins with a W.

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  1. Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) – Still leads the pack and outside of maybe Aaron Rodgers he’s the league MVP as of now. He did have his first career 3 interception performance in a 33-27 win against a very good Dolphins team who may have the best cornerback duo in the league in (Xavien Howard and Byron Jones). He still passed for almost 400 yards and 2 touchdowns, while showing the perseverance and football IQ to overcome his subpar start. He’s the “Cream Of The Crop” at the position and only gonna get better.

2. Russell Wilson (Seahawks) – After last week’s subpar showing in a very bad home loss to the Giants, Wilson responded in a big way and led the Seahawks as they obliterated the winless Jets (40-3).

The cerebral leader kept his MVP hopes alive by tossing 4 touchdowns as the Seahawks got back in the win column. Big game at the WFT coming this week with a defense that’s playing lights out. 

READ MORE: Black QB Chronicles: Russell Wilson Is Probably The Most Important Black Quarterback In NFL History   

3. Lamar Jackson (Ravens) – The reigning 2019 MVP has had an up and down season. He’s been catching a lot of flack from (social) media about his throwing ability. After battling COVID-19 he returned to his “Whodini” ways last week in a convincing win over the Cowboys. In last night’s MNF thriller, with the Ravens up 34-20, LJ  “allegedly” cramps up and runs into the locker room. 

Only to return on 4th down and the Ravens down 35-34. He gives the impression that he’s gonna run and then on the move throws a touchdown strike to give them the lead. After a Cleveland touchdown to tie it (cause fellow former Heisman winner Baker Mayfield was heating up too), LJ then led them on a game-winning drive to win it 47-42.

READ MORE: Baker Mayfield Needs To Shut Up And Let His Wing Do The Talking

Jackson’s arm was money when it needed to be and complimented his 124 rushing yards, the most ever by a QB on MNF. In total, LJ accounted for 286 total yards and 3 total touchdowns.

Lamar Jackson’s return to the field inspired memories of Willis Reed coming out the tunnel in the 1973 NBA Finals or Paul Pierce returning to the court in the 2008 NBA Finals. If all he was doing was taking a poop then this is hyperbole, but nevertheless, it added to the drama and entertainment value of the game and the legacy of one of the most unique and devasting offensive weapons to play in the NFL. 

4. Kyler Murray (Cardinals) – The diminutive Murray was up to his usual tricks as his Cardinals got back in the win column with a sound (26-7) win over the Giants. He was solid in the pass and run game.

Couple that with him looking as if he was having fun again after a couple of weeks of looking distraught and downright confused at times. Sunday we once again saw the magical playmaking back to a degree. They’ll need him to be at his very best as they’re fighting for a playoff with three games remaining.

5. Deshaun Watson (Texans) – Had to drop my guy to the fifth spot this week after his team’s terrible showing in a 36-7 loss to the Bears. He was decent in the game, but the loss was so lopsided.

This team has been a mess since their former coach traded DeAndre Hopkins in the off-season and it can’t end soon enough. Word on the streets is that the Texans hope to land current Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy in hopes that he can help Watson reach his full potential. 

Honorable Mention:

Jalen Hurts (Eagles) – The former Alabama Crimson Tide and Oklahoma Sooner quarterback was given his first NFL start in place of the struggling Carson Wentz and he delivered, leading the Eagles to a 24-21 upset of the Saints and winning the job until further notice.  

Teddy Bridgewater (Panthers) – Still competing and playing solid pro quarterback minus all the flash. This team is just young and very inexperienced, plus the injuries to superstar tailback Christian McCaffrey for a big portion of the season hasn’t helped “Teddys Jam”. 

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