NFL Week 1 Quarterbacks: 3 Stars

Week 1 of the NFL is always unpredictable, but in 2022, the first week of the season was borderline insane, with comebacks, drama, blowouts, injuries and incredible performances, and as always, Quarterbacks were at the centre of attention. There was good and bad all-around the league, with plenty of turnovers, but plenty of brilliance, and among that magnificent play, three players stood above the rest, and received our three QB Stars of the week. 

3. Josh Allen

Stat line: 26/31, 297 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 2 Interceptions.

Josh Allen is many people's pick for MVP in 2022, and if he wants to win that award for this first time in his young career, he certainly made a statement worth of an MVP in Week 1, as he travelled to Los Angeles to decimate the defending Super Bowl Champion LA Rams. Sure, there were a few turnovers, but Allen himself was fantastic, and given how stacked these Bills teams are, it's very hard to see anyone stopping them during the regular season as they aim for their first Super Bowl in franchise history. 

2. Justin Herbert

Stat line: 26/34, 279 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 0 Interceptions.

Many have pegged the Los Angeles Chargers to be a Super Bowl contender in 2022, led by potential MVP candidate Justin Herbert, who kicked off 2022 in the best way possible, with a solid 5 point victory over the division rival Las Vegas Raiders. The third year star was solid throughout, and even without big days from Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, he showed why he belongs in the class of Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes as the elite of the elite at QB in the NFL.

1. Patrick Mahomes

Stat line: 30/39, 360 Yards, 5 Touchdowns, 0 Interceptions. 

A lot of people came out with criticism of Mahomes this off-season after the Chiefs top receiver Tyreek Hill was traded, but the team added a lot of talent too, and that resulted in a classic Mahomes performance in Week 1, which saw him rack up 5 Touchdown's with 0 Interceptions. The Chiefs thoroughly dismantled the undermanned Arizona Cardinals, and in a tough AFC West, it's clear that No. 15 and his Kansas City offence are still top dogs, and someone will need to produce a special performance to knock them off in 2022.

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