Here is your NFL Week 7 review of the most notable quarterback performances of the weekend.
Kirk Cousins (24/34, 337 Yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT)
After getting called out by both of his best receivers a few weeks ago, it looks like Cousins’ has hit his stride. A lot of people had questioned Minnesota’s decision making when they offered Cousin’s such a big contract a few years ago after they decided to part ways with Teddy Bridgewater but his play the last two weeks has made him seem like someone who deserves his contract. Of course, there are no guarantees that he will be able to continue to play this well but the Vikings are at a pretty decent position right now being 5-2. If he keeps it up, they may end up being one of the many teams in the NFC that are fighting for playoff spots.
Aaron Rodgers (25/31, 429 Yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT)
Have a day Aaron Rodgers. This game against Oakland will easily go down in history as one of Rodger’s best games as a QB. Which is say something considering he’s had quite the career already. After starting the season off not looking so hot and being carried by his defense and then last weeks win being mostly to do with the officiating and not his play, Rodgers made sure the critics knew that he still had it and didn’t need any extra help. The Packers are now 6-1 and are 1st in the NFC North but are being closely trailed by the Vikings.
Jacoby Brissett (26/39, 326 Yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT)
The third member of the Wolfpack may not be undefeated like Brady and Garoppolo but he’s still having a pretty great season. After being thrust into the role of Indianapolis’ starter after Andrew Luck retired close to the beginning of this season, he does not look like a man that had only been preparing to be a back up. Now 4-2 on the season, Brissett has given life to a team that many counted out before the season even began.
Teddy Bridgewater (23/38, 281 Yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT)
The New Orleans Saints may have a problem. But it’s a good problem. Since taking over for an injured Drew Brees, Bridgewater has led the Saints to a 5-0 record. But now, it looks like their starter is ready to come back to and as good as Bridgewater has been, you don’t bench future Hall of Famer Drew Brees for him. So the real question is, will the Saints try to deal Bridgewater at the deadline?
Dak Prescott (21/27, 239 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT)
After three very tough weeks for Prescott in which his team lost all three games, even dropping one to the at the time winless Jets, Prescott finally seems to be coming around again. A lot is riding on this season for Prescott who is due a new contract at the end of the season. He started off strong the first three games of the season and showed glimpses of that this weekend. If he wants to become the highest paid quarterback in the league, he’ll need to keep that up.
~Mary Evers (@For_Evers_Young)