AFC North Quarterback Power Rankings: Joe Burrow needs to impress

Joe Burrow #9 (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow #9 (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
1 of 5
Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The AFC North is filled with the toughest teams in the league and that’s made it hard for the Cincinnati Bengals to climb out of the divisional basement. Joe Burrow gives the Bengals hope this year but it won’t be easy against the Browns, Ravens, and Steelers.

When looking at the quarterbacks in the division, it’s a good group of signal-callers. We’ve already touched on Burrow, who has a chance to make a significant leap on the quarterback rankings this year. He didn’t get to wow as much as we all had hoped last year due to getting injured late in the season but 2021 is a new year.

Also in Ohio, there’s Baker Mayfield, who has been hit or miss for the Browns. The former No. 1 overall pick was fine last year but he wasn’t the reason Cleveland made it to the playoffs for the first time since the early 2000s. He still is the face of that team, however, and is on the verge of getting extended.

The most frustrating quarterback in the division is Lamar Jackson, who has run circles around the Bengals ever since he joined the league in 2018. Jackson won the MVP in 2019 and has led the Ravens to the playoffs in every season that he’s been at the helm in Baltimore.

Lastly, there’s Ben Roethlisberger, who is entering the 18th year of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben isn’t the same quarterback he once was but never count out the Steelers. That’d be the stupidest thing to do, especially with Mike Tomlin as the Steelers’ head coach.

With all of that said, let’s rank the quarterbacks in the AFC North, shall we?