This year more than ever in the past it seems that the majority of NFL teams are set at the quarterback position. The Jets addressed their QB situation with Aaron Rodgers, the Saints with Derek Carr, and the Texans, Colts, and Panthers with top-4 picks. Not many teams have unknowns at the quarterback position now for the next four or five years. Let’s look at the few that still do.
The Falcons went ahead and named Desmond Ridder the starter for the upcoming season. He played sparingly his rookie year and was just okay. He threw 26 or more passes in four games and totaled just two touchdowns and 708 yards with no interceptions on 63.5% passing. With such a small contract and being a third-round pick, the Falcons could easily just move on from him if he has a bad year and be starting from scratch next season.
New England Patriots
Mac Jones has only two more years on his contract that will pay him just under $5 million total. If he has another bad year like last season, the Patriots will have to find a new QB. Bailey Zappe showed some promise last year but likely isn’t the answer either if Jones fails.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After Tom Brady retired, the Bucs were expected to give their 2021 second-round pick Kyle Trask a chance to be the QB of the future but they went ahead and got a veteran who has had a low ceiling so far in his NFL career, Baker Mayfield. No one knows how Mayfield will play and Trask could see the field if he struggles. If they both are no good then the team can easily be starting another QB in 2024.
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