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

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12. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders)

• Cumulative ranking: 12.17
• Highest ranking: 11
• Lowest ranking: 13

Derek Carr is a good NFL quarterback — an above-average one at that. He has the potential to take over games at times and, despite dealing with a highly volatile situation in Las Vegas, he still managed to put together a good year in 2021.

Carr helped the Raiders return to the postseason for the first time since his MVP-caliber campaign in 2016 throwing for a whopping 4,804 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

Much like Cousins, everyone seemed to agree on Carr's ranking. He's comfortably the 12th-best QB in the NFL.

11. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)

• Cumulative ranking: 9.67
• Highest ranking: 6
• Lowest ranking: 16

Now we get into the next tier of quarterbacks. There was a sizable gap in the rankings between No. 12 and No. 11 with Russell Wilson narrowly missing out on a top-10 placement.

A future Hall of Famer, Wilson wasn't at his best in 2021 as he missed a few starts due to injury and finished with his lowest touchdown total since 2016. He was still a very good quarterback, but this wasn't the same Russell Wilson of old.

Perhaps that's why one voter ranked him as low as 16th on their list. Meanwhile, another voter, perhaps going off prior precedent, still believed Wilson was a top-six QB in the league.

Ultimately, he lands just outside the top-10 in that second-tier range.