Week 6 NFL QB Power Rankings: Derek Carr cracks top 10 as Justin Herbert, Ryan Tannehill rise up

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Things weren’t nearly as pretty for Wilson early in Week 5 against the Vikings, of all teams, but then he came around in crunch time to remind us why he’s at the front of the pack for MVP honors. Even though he’s not necessarily the most athletic or most strong-armed of the QBs, you wouldn’t take anyone over him for a 60-minute performance right now. If you’re into projected stats, get a load of this: Wilson is on pace for 4,800 yards, 61 TDs, and just 10 INTs, averaging nearly 9 yards a throw.

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Mahomes probably isn’t playing his absolute best football right now, but when has that really mattered for this offense? His “OK” days are some of the best in the business. A couple more weeks of turnover-worthy plays — he threw his first official pick in a loss to the Raiders in
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Reel talk – Chargers rookie Justin Herbert quietly goes about business, unless it’s fishing

COSTA MESA, Calif. — By now, it’s fairly clear what Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert can do with a football. If you want to see him smile, ask him to launch it 70 yards into the waiting hands of a teammate in the end zone or sling a slant to a guy crossing the field.

But if you want to see Herbert beam — really beam — have him cast a line in the ocean and reel in a 22-inch halibut. Then he’s just like a little kid, with a grin from ear to ear. He’s certainly happy about the touchdown pass, but he’s downright giddy when it comes to the halibut.

Herbert was named the Chargers’ permanent starter on Thursday after impressing coach Anthony Lynn with his poise, quick thinking and production (77-of-107 passing for 931 yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions) through his first three games. Lynn

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