1. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
Despite the Vikings' poor start to the season, Kirk Cousins remains at the top of the power rankings.
Cousins didn't do a whole lot wrong in Minnesota's primetime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week. He completed 70.45 percent of his passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns against the defending NFC champions, earning a passer rating of 125.6. It wasn't enough, however, with the Vikings falling 34-28.
In two games, Cousins has thrown for 708 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception, with a passer rating of 114.2. He is tied with Jordan Love for the most touchdown passes in the league and is second behind Love in passer rating.
Cousins' connection with Justin Jefferson is tough to stop. Jefferson has caught 20 passes for 309 yards already this season.
With Cousins still playing at a high level but the Vikings seemingly going nowhere, many have questioned whether a trade could be on the horizon. If the Vikings made Cousins available, there would undoubtedly be interest.
The Vikings have plenty of problems -- their upcoming schedule is one of them -- but Cousins is playing well. And as long as that's the case, the Vikings can remain competitive in the NFC North.