Postseason QB power rankings: Can 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo, change narrative that only the elite rule in the playoffs?

1/18/2022 4:41:00 PM

If you want to know how much quarterbacks matter, look no further than the NFL postseason.

Postseason QB power rankings: Can 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo, change narrative that only the elite rule in the playoffs?

If you want to know how much quarterbacks matter, look no further than the NFL postseason.

The most important position in professional sports becomes even more important in the postseason.Yes, their supporting casts were all superior, but Brady, Allen and Mahomes all looked like quarterbacks who had been there and done that in mid-January. Stafford got off to a big lead and won his first playoff game, but we’ll wait and see. Hurts and Jones showed their lack of experience, and Roethlisberger was simply hanging on in terms of being a downfield passer.

Burrow looked as if he’d done it all before in the playoffs, completing 24 of 34 passes for 244 yards, a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr (29 of 54, 310 yards, one touchdown, one interception) had moments of brilliance, but in the end threw an interception short of the goal line with the game on the line.

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January 18, 2022 at 5:40 a.11:52AM ET REUTERS Former Alabama quarterback Jay Baker allegedly attempted to hit his wife, singer Sara Evans, with a car, according to jail records.Dallas tied an NFL postseason record when penalized 14 times in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers.Last spring, Shanahan bet three first-round picks and his coaching future on Lance.

m. | UPDATED: January 18, 2022 at 5:47 a.m.m. (Smiley N. The most important position in professional sports becomes even more important in the postseason. He was released on bail later Saturday evening, after completing the 12 hour “cooling off” period required of domestic charges. That much was clear on wild-card weekend, where the team with the best quarterback wound up advancing to next week’s final eight in just about every instance. Russell Wilson might still want out of Seattle, but if the Seahawks decide they still want him (as they should), then what? Deshaun Watson is a better player than Garoppolo, but with the serious and disgusting sexual-assault allegations against him, teams should be wary of dealing for him, and it feels gross to even discuss it.

Four were gigantic mismatches — Tampa Bay and Tom Brady against Philaelphia and Jalen Hurts; Josh Allen and Buffalo against Mac Jones of New England, Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City against Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh and the Rams and Matthew Stafford against Kyler Murray and Arizona. Barker reportedly reversed his car “at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them, but missed” and drove away.” He scolded fans for dbefore y the result. Yes, their supporting casts were all superior, but Brady, Allen and Mahomes all looked like quarterbacks who had been there and done that in mid-January. Stafford got off to a big lead and won his first playoff game, but we’ll wait and see.. Hurts and Jones showed their lack of experience, and Roethlisberger was simply hanging on in terms of being a downfield passer. “Credit to them. Where Murray is concerned, it gets more complicated based on their late-season fade and the possibility that he’s more of a gimmick than a championship-level quarterback. Ballard can reasonably look at Garoppolo as an upgrade over Carson Wentz, who would make Indy a legit Super Bowl contender.

His panicked pick-six and basically a no-show from the Cardinals offense did little to enhance his status. In Cincinnati, meanwhile, the margin wasn’t as big, but Joe Burrow clearly outplayed Derek Carr. Another playoff appearance featuring an early exit. Burrow was in his first postseason game, as was Carr after 127 regular-season starts. Burrow looked as if he’d done it all before in the playoffs, completing 24 of 34 passes for 244 yards, a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr (29 of 54, 310 yards, one touchdown, one interception) had moments of brilliance, but in the end threw an interception short of the goal line with the game on the line. Dallas drew 14 penalties, which tied an NFL playoff record, for 89 yards compared to nine flags for 58 yards on the 49ers. Ballard gave up at first-rounder and a third-rounder for Wentz, and at the end of the season the Colts didn’t trust him to throw a pass.

Just as hurtful to the Raiders was their 1-for-5 performance in the red zone, an area which has dogged Carr pretty much through his entire Raiders career. The red zone failures were more impactful than an inadvertent whistle on a 10-yard touchdown to Tyler Boyd in which Burrow somehow flipped a scoring pass a fraction before running out of bounds The outlier was in Dallas, where 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a poor second half but was backed up by a defense that stopped Dak Prescott and Co. from a second-half comeback. Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons was injured early in the first quarter, needing to pass a sideline concussion exam to reenter the game, when taking a block to the back into Williams. Prescott didn’t exactly cover himself in glory either, especially after he let time run out on a questionable scramble and endorsed Dallas fans throwing trash at officials. Garoppolo is looked at as a caretaker who gives way to Trey Lance. Most of the time, he looks like a good (not great) quarterback.

Beating the Packers and Rodgers would enhance his own value and change perceptions. No flag. So what happens to the wild-card weekend losers? Prescott and Murray are safe due to money paid out and draft status, even if Murray had one of the most panic-ridden pick-six plays you’ll ever see. We’re going to assume Jones’ fade in his rookie season will be chalked up to lack of experience. But he’ll need to show he can take command of the offense in the offseason or Bill Belichick will be looking elsewhere. Among other questionable calls along the way, umpire George Ramon collided into Prescott from behind in the game’s final seconds when trying to set the ball at the 49ers’ 24-yard line. The Eagles’ Hurts should expect competition for the starter’s job.

As for Carr, we’ll find out in the coming weeks whether he’ll get an extension. If not, the Raiders run the risk of getting nothing for him after he completes his contract instead of draft picks or picks for 2022. The game and season were over. It’s conceivable a new regime (G.M. Mike Mayock was fired Monday) may have other ideas as to their quarterback of the future. I thought they would let these teams play today, but that’s for them to answer, and I’m sure they’ll have their comments on how they felt the game was officiated.

The key for the Raiders is identifying who they want and moving decisively rather than cutting ties and not being sure who will be the quarterback in 2022. You’d think such a plan would be in place. But it’s the Raiders, so you never know. Prescott believed the questionable calls shouldn’t have mattered. Here’s how they rank going into the divisional round: 1. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay (35-11) vs.

L. The officials scrambled off the field once the game concluded, the eight-man crew sprinting toward the nearest AT&T Stadium tunnel.A. Rams Brady has 10 postseason wins against NFC teams. Same as Aaron Rodgers. “The fans felt the same way as us,” Prescott said. Brady has only been a starter in the NFC for two seasons and Rodgers has been for a decade.

With seven Super Bowl rings, Brady is on top until someone knocks him off his perch. 2.”. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (12-9) vs. 49ers Rodgers is now saying his toe is as good as ever and he’s got a great relationship with coach Matt LaFleur. Who knows what he’ll say later? Rodgers is going to the Hall of Fame, but without another Super Bowl win, he’ll be a Jeopardy topic: “Quarterback who had the most impressive regular-season stats in NFL history but won just one Super Bowl” Answer: Who is Aaron Rodgers? 3.

Patrick Mahomes Kansas City (7-2) vs. Buffalo Mahomes has still got the quick-strike magic. Not that the Pittsburgh Steelers put up much of a fight after T.J. Watt’s strip sack and touchdown, but who else throws five touchdown passes in 11:31 of elapsed game time in a playoff game? No one.

It’s never happened before. . .