NFL QB Power Rankings: Ranking Zach Wilson and all 32 starting quarterbacks

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14. Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans)

• Cumulative ranking: 14.33
• Highest ranking: 11
• Lowest ranking: 17

If Jimmy Garoppolo isn't the epitome of an average starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill might just be. Tannehill came back down to earth a little in 2021 following a couple of highly-efficient years in Tennessee.

Without Derrick Henry for half the year, Tannehill and the Titans' offense struggled to click and his final stat line is proof of that. The 33-year-old finished with 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, the latter was his highest single-season total since 2013.

Somehow, Tannehill managed to help lead his team to the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but their Divisional Round performance against the Cincinnati Bengals is all the evidence you need for Tannehill's ranking on this list.

Without Henry, the Titans' offense just doesn't operate effectively. Tannehill isn't going to take over any games.

13. Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings)

• Cumulative ranking: 13.17
• Highest ranking: 12
• Lowest ranking: 14

We've reached the tier of quarterbacks where we begin to get more unanimous rankings. That starts here with Kirk Cousins who each voter ranked between 12th and 14th on their list.

Cousins is an above-average QB leaguewide. While he probably stat pads more than your average quarterback, it's hard to watch Cousins play and insist he's ay worse than really any of the quarterbacks we've discussed to this point.

2021 was another highly productive year for the former fourth-round pick as he finished with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions recording the best TD/INT ratio of his career.

It wasn't enough to result in anything more than an 8-9 campaign, but Cousins does enough to earn his spot on this list.