Ranking the Quarterbacks: Part 3
We have decided to attempt to rank all 32 QB’s in the NFL for the 2021 season. This article will only have 21-32 but click here to see 1-10 or here to see 11-20. We see all these guys come through our NFL mystery boxes and our NFL live breaks at Ultimate Autographs, so make sure to check out our live breaks page to find signed helmets, autographed jerseys and all kinds of sports collectibles.
Carr is another quarterback that hasn’t ever done much to get excited about. He also hasn't been bad. If he can keep his team around .500, which I expect he can, he will likely keep the job with the weaker 2022 quarterback class coming in next season.
The great “Big Ben” isn't so great anymore. With there being speculation that he might retire after last season, he came back despite not quite looking like his old self. I think the combo of age and recovering from his surgery in 2019 has left Roethlesberger as just another guy.
Goff's once promising career with the Rams came to a screeching halt after struggling last season on LA. He now has a new chance to right the ship in Detroit, however, there are not nearly as many weapons with the Lions. It's tough to imagine that he will be strongly successful in 2021.
With the team rebuilding and it being his rookie campaign, the expectations for Wilson in year one are pretty low. However, he does have a few new weapons and that offensive line has been rebuilt. The future looks bright, but we will have to wait and see if Wilson can lead them to the promised land.
Jones career has been mostly underwhelming up to this point. Sadly, I’m not convinced that he has the tools to ever be more than Kirk Cousins, and that’s if he reaches his ceiling. Let’s see if a healthy Saquon Barkley and the newly added Kenny Golladay can make the difference for Jones.
This season will likely be a situation where the numbers are better than the actual player. The Panthers have so many offensive weapons and OC Joe Brady is one of the best offensive minds in the game. However, Darnold has looked dreadful thus far. Even if he has success, I think he will just be a product of his environment and is not actually making the team around him better by being their QB.
How long will Newton keep this job? It’s tough to say how well he will do in 2021 with the Patriots recently drafting Mac Jones. Newton looks mostly washed at this point and Ii don’t have high hopes for him to resurrect his career.
What’s dead may never die. After stops in almost every NFL city, the beard will be playing for the Washington Football Team in 2021 and there really isn't anyone nipping at his heels. He will likely throw for 4,500 yards and 30 touchdowns. The problem is that 20+ interceptions isn't out of the question either.
So far Aaron Rodgers hasn't come knocking. Until he does, Lock will be battling with Teddy Bridgewater for the starting gig. For now let’s pencil Lock in as QB1, but my confidence level is low.
This is another situation that hasn't cleared up yet. This could just as easily be Jameis Winston at quarterback. Neither player would make the top 25 on my list.
The numbers will likely be pedestrian, but Jimmy G actually has a decent chance to hold onto this job. Let’s wait and see, but I think if he can be the stereotypical game manager, he can hold off Lance until 2022.
I’ll set the over/under at 4 games until Justin Fields is the starter.