NFL week 5 is set to kick off, and this season has shown how pass oriented the league is. Here are the top 5 passing leaders coming into week 5.
Passing yards leaders through Week 4! 🏈
— NFL (@NFL) October 6, 2020
#1. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys: 1,690 Yards
Dak Prescott’s campaign to earn himself a new contract has started in a major way. He leads the NFL in passing yards with 1,690 and is over 300 yards clear of second place. He also has nine passing touchdowns to only three interceptions.
What makes this surprising, however, is that the Cowboys are currently 1-3. The Dallas defense has been historically atrocious this season.
Cowboys basically redefining bad defense lmaoo pic.twitter.com/oXoMvsfkuG
— brooks 💙 (@brooksb3232) October 4, 2020
Attributing any of the Cowboy’s struggles to Dak Prescott is foolish. He’s been playing lights out since week 1.
Dak Prescott has the most passing yards through the 1st 4 weeks of a season in #NFL history with 1,690
He’s on pace for 6,760 yards 😳 pic.twitter.com/wa9jW9EEGP
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) October 5, 2020
The good news for Dak and the Cowboys is that they play in a division where the first place team is 1-2-1. NFL Week 5 gives them a chance to turn things around against the winless Giants.
#2. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: 1,326 Yards
Josh Allen is quickly turning into the franchise quarterback the Bills hoped he’d be when they drafted him 7th overall in 2018. Additionally, coming into week 5 Josh Allen is currently third in the league in passing touchdowns with 12. What’s even more impressive is that he has only one interception.
He’s also added three touchdowns on the ground. The Bills are undefeated and Allen is a big reason why.
Josh Allen… how!? 🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/8fzeW7edCI
— Nick Cothrel (@NickCothrel) October 6, 2020
#3. Russel Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: 1,285 Yards
Wilson is angry. He hasn’t received a single MVP vote in his entire career, and it looks like it’s finally dawning on him. Wilson has been gunning this season, and he leads the league in touchdown passes with a whopping total of 16 through week 5.
The Seahawks haven’t lost a single game, and it’s because Russell Wilson has been playing like a man possessed. He’s coming hard for that MVP award, and this year may finally be his year.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 6, 2020
Entering week 5, Wilson also has the highest passer rating in the league at 136.7.
#4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: 1,246 Yards
For Falcons fans, Matt Ryan’s play has to be painful to watch. No, not because he’s been playing bad, but because the Falcons have a 0-4 record, blowing massive leads in weeks 2 and 3. The #firedanquinn movement has never been stronger as week 5 approaches.
Ryan has only thrown 2 interceptions heading into week 5, and it’s been clear that his play has elevated the Falcons offense. He’s also done this while playing with an injured Julio Jones. This is particularly clear when looking at how Calvin Ridley has developed under Ryan.
Another top 10 QBR performance of the week for Matt Ryan. Another loss. I hate it here. pic.twitter.com/cA5BzSE3q4
— #CanQuinn (@mattkaroly) October 6, 2020
#5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: 1,214 Yards
Rodgers may be Wilson’s strongest competition for the MVP award heading into week 5. While the rest of the quarterbacks on this list have a few household names to throw to, Rodgers has been airing it out to people you would only know if you were a Packers fan.
Name another quarterback besides Aaron Rodgers that can go 27-33 with 327 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions with this group of weapons AND GET THE DUB pic.twitter.com/XWgJC2tVhU
— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) October 6, 2020
Rodgers is absolutely torching the league with 13 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions. His passer rating of 128.4 ranks second in the league, and he’s taken only three sacks this year.
You could say he’s been motivated by the Packers seemingly drafting his replacement in this year’s draft instead of more weapons for him to throw to. He also remembers people calling him “washed.”
“It’s just the facts bro.”
Aaron Rodgers with the subtle flex to his critics 🤭 pic.twitter.com/qgHi2WYm9t
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 6, 2020
The Packers are currently undefeated entering week 5.
Aaron Rodgers’ 92.8 Total QBR is the highest by any player through 4 games since QBR was first tracked in 2006.
2nd and 3rd on the list are 2013 Peyton Manning and 2007 Tom Brady.
They both won MVP & set set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season in those years. pic.twitter.com/s9z2KYbvC7
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 6, 2020