Top 5 Melanated QBs After Week 10 | Patrick Mahomes Shined Brightest Again As Chiefs Are Tops Of AFC

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is at the top of our QB rankings once again after Week 10.

1. Patrick Mahomes — Chiefs

In a potential trap game against the Jaguars following their Week 9 dogfight with the gritty Titans, Mahomes shone bright and wouldn’t let his guys have a hangover. In KC’s 27-17 home win over the Jags, Mahomes tossed four more touchdown passes, giving him 25 for the season, which is tops in the league. His ability to ad lib and make plays with his arm and legs when they aren’t there is amazing, and each week he does something that wows the crowd. 

Mahomes is currently the MVP front-runner, and the belief is he’ll stay at or around the top of the list for the duration of the season.

2. Justin Fields — Bears

The dynamic dual-threat was up to his old tricks using his arm to pass for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He then used his legs to scamper for another 147 yards. While Fields did throw a big game-changing pick-six, he was still very good and caused problems for the Lions defense all day at Soldier Field. Each week is a learning process for Fields, and he seems to be maturing for a Bears offense still devoid of weaponry.

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus told reporters he took the Bears job because of Fields.

“I think it’s appealing when you’re looking at different types of places to go, you take spots for that reason. The No. 1 spot you look at is quarterback. You study and look at that and I loved what I saw. I’m loving what I’m seeing even more since I’ve been here for this amount of time. … Just the athleticism, the toughness, the grit, the ability to make special plays.”

3. Geno Smith — Seahawks

After weeks of being on fire, Smith struggled a bit over in a 21-16 loss to the Bucs in Germany. But they say it’s not how you start but how you finish, and Smith finished strong, leading the Hawks within one possession of a win. For the game Smith was still rather consistent going 23-for-33 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, keeping with his yearlong theme of protecting the football.

4. Jalen Hurts — Eagles

Hurts was just OK in Monday Night’s home upset loss to the Washington Commanders. The surprising defeat gave Philly its first loss of the season. The former Alabama and Oklahoma star never really got into a rhythm as the Commanders defense kept him off balance all night. While he did throw two touchdowns and run for another, it was an uneven effort for him and his Eagles teammates. The verdict is still out on how far Hurts can take the Eagles. 

5. Dak Prescott — Cowboys

Prescott once again lived up to his current MO, which is coming up small in big games. With a reeling Packers searching for any kind of break they can get, Dak obliged. His two early interceptions hurt the team, and a late fourth-quarter collapse where Dak missed open receivers was extremely detrimental.

Prescott did fill up the stat sheet by passing for 265 yards and three touchdowns, but he’s got to be better if Dallas has any hope of being a real Super Bowl contender.