Ranking Joe Burrow and all 32 NFL quarterbacks from 2021 season
27. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
After being the first pick and one of the best college quarterbacks ever, Trevor Lawrence had exceptionally high expectations, and he didn’t necessarily live up to that. He deserves the benefit of the doubt though.
After the Urban Meyer project was a train wreck, he didn’t truly get that coach/player relationship that most rookie quarterbacks get. He also didn’t have a plethora of weapons throughout the year. D.J. Chark suffered a season-ending injury early on, and then Travis Etienne got hurt during training camp and never got to play a snap.
Lawrence did have some things fall on his shoulders that could have been better, but he doesn’t deserve all the blame.
26. Davis Mills, Houston Texans
Davis Mills was shaky at the start, but once he settled in, he showed a ton of promise for where he was drafted. Mills ended the season with 16 total touchdowns and ten interceptions, but as I said, his play toward the end of the year was excellent.
In Mills’ last four games of the season, he had eight touchdown passes and only two interceptions, including a 300 passing yard, three-touchdown game vs. the Titans to end the season.
25. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
Danny Dimes has not been exactly what the Giants have thought he could be as a passer through his first three seasons but as a runner has been very good and has shown his mobility at a high level for a quarterback. The Giants also have not been the most healthy and efficient team.
Brian Daboll coming over from Buffalo should be able to help them find their offensive identity. There are not many options for the Giants to consider. They need to fix the offensive line and keep their weapons healthy and then see what Daniel Jones can bring to the table.
It’s not fair to Jones to never have a real fighting chance knowing he’s had two coaches already and their star running back has struggled to stay healthy. This will be a make-or-break year for the former first-round Duke product.