1. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
It is a little difficult to keep Kirk Cousins atop these quarterback power rankings after his performance in Week 4, but he is still playing the best, overall, most things considered. If he struggles again in Week 5, we could be having a completely different conversation.
Against the winless Carolina Panthers in Week 4, though, Cousins tossed a pair of interceptions that were nearly deciding factors between a close win or loss. The Vikings' offense was not great on the day, and went into halftime down 13-7. Carolina's first half touchdown came by way of a 99-yard interception returned for a touchdown.
That pick was a bad one by Cousins, and the route was easily read by Panthers defender Sam Franklin Jr., who snagged it and took it all the way back. Cousins' second interception on the day came due to pressure forcing his pass high in the air and falling short of his target, but he still could have chosen to hang onto the ball and take a sack rather than risking the turnover.
On the season, Cousins still ranks third in passing yards with 1,214 through four games. He is also first in the NFL with 11 passing touchdowns, which is two ahead of the next closest. He has been far from the reason Minnesota has started 1-3, but Week 4 did see him provide some near-costly mistakes.