29. Robert Griffin III – Cleveland Browns
Week 15 ranking: 29
Week 16 stats: 17-for-25 (68.0%), 164 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 6 carries, 42 rushing yards
2016 stats: 58-for-107 (54.2%), 654 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 26 carries, 158 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns
The memories of RG3’s Rookie of the Year award fade with each passing week, as the former Heisman Trophy winner looks like a shell of his former self. Unable to evade pass rushers and incredibly inaccurate on short-to-intermediate throws, Griffin’s days as a starting quarterback in the NFL seem numbered. The fact that he doesn’t rank last on this list seems to be a minor miracle, but thanks to atrocious play from three inexperienced signal callers, Griffin III narrowly sneaks into the top 30.
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28. Tom Savage – Houston Texans
Week 15 ranking: 28
Week 16 stats: 18-for-29 (62.1%), 176 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
2016 stats: 41-for-65 (63.1%), 436 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
A surprise member of this list after the Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract this offseason, Tom Savage looks poised to be Houston’s quarterback the rest of 2016. Although he has limited in-game experience, the former University of Pittsburgh signal caller has tremendous arm strength and surprising mobility in the pocket. Equally important and running in stark contrast to Osweiler, Savage does a much better job protecting the football. Playing behind a strong defense and flanked by weapons in Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins, Savage has a huge opportunity to prove himself as Houston’s long-term solution.
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27. Matt Moore – Miami Dolphins
Week 15 ranking: 27
Week 16 stats: 16-for-30 (53.3%), 233 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
2016 stats: 31-for-53 (58.5%), 516 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Just when Ryan Tannehill was starting to play the best football of his career, a sprained MCL and ACL injury looks like it may cost him the rest of the 2016 season. Even though Matt Moore is a clear downgrade from Miami’s face of the franchise, Moore is one of the better second stringers in today’s league. The 9-year veteran won’t wow you with his arm or mobility, but he possesses a high football IQ and doesn’t try to do too much. With Miami battling for an AFC wild card spot, Moore’s role as a game manager will be put to the ultimate test.
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