It’s that time where we rank the top Black Quarterbacks in the NFL following another week of action. Tyler Huntley is filling huge shoes in Baltimore again and Eagles signal caller Jalen Hurts is making a move in the MVP race with his performance on Sunday.
1. Jalen Hurts — Eagles
The former Alabama and Oklahoma star has been excellent this season. His play, leadership and toughness has led the Eagles to an NFL-best 11-1 record. And while there are still questions about his downfield passing, he put that to rest on Sunday against a very good Titans defense. In the game Hurts went 29-for-39 for 380 yards and three touchdowns in Philly’s 35-10 win. Sunday’s effort made Hurts the fifth QB in NFL history with 375 passing yards, 75 percent completion percentage, three touchdown passes, and one rushing touchdown without throwing a pick.
Hurts play moved him closer to MVP front-runner, Patrick Mahomes.
This season the dynamic dual-threat has passed for over 2,900 yards, 20 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Jalen Hurts in 12 Games:
• 3,549 Total Yards
• 29 Total TD’s
• 3 INT’s
• 108.4 Rating
• 11-1 Record
— Kendall Beck (@KBeckEagles) December 5, 2022
2. Geno Smith — Seahawks
Smith continued his season of revival with a 367-yard, three-touchdown day in a big road win over the reeling Rams. Smith led the Seahawks to a late game-winning score and once again showed that moving on from Russell Wilson looks like a brilliant move by Seahawks brass.
Head coach Pete Carroll once again credited his QB and supporting cast for the game-winning drive:
“We made the plays. Smith made the throws, guys made the catches, things just worked out. Very poised, very controlled. We had a great situation — we had three timeouts — so we knew we could do whatever we needed to do, throw the ball wherever we needed to and (Smith) just picked out one guy after another.”
3. Patrick Mahomes — Chiefs
K.C. lost to the Bengals for the third time in 2022. But once again it really wasn’t Mahomes’ fault. The MVP front-runner did his part passing for over 220 yards and one touchdown. But it wasn’t his usual flamboyant playmaking that stole the show, as he was contained by a Bengals offense that limited his opportunities by controlling the clock.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow joins Tom Brady as the only signal-callers in the league with three wins over Mahomes.
4. Dak Prescott — Cowboys
Prescott didn’t put up gaudy numbers in the Cowboys’ 54-19 blowout win over the Colts. In the game Dak was a solid 20-of-30 for 173 yards and three touchdowns. With a dominant defense and strong running game, Prescott doesn’t have to do much most weeks, except manage the ball.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 5, 2022
5. Tyler Huntley — Ravens
Huntley replaced starter Lamar Jackson, who left with a knee injury. And while the Ravens’ offense struggled most of the day, they put together a game-winning 91-yard drive capped by a 2-yard quarterback keeper by Huntley. On the drive the former Utah Utes star went 8-of-8 for 50 yards. He also ran three times for 17 yards.
Huntley could once again be thrust into the starting role if Jackson can’t go moving forward.
“I can’t wait to see [Lamar], make sure he’s ok. I’m heading in right now to go check on him.”
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 4, 2022