Ranking Joe Burrow and all 32 NFL quarterbacks from 2021 season
20. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
With new head coach Mike McDaniel in the picture and with his vision of Tua Tagovailoa being the guy at quarterback, this is a perfect chance for Tagovailoa to find his proper stride as a starter in this league. He still has a lot of upsides and honestly, he flies under the radar more often than not.
He played well during the Dolphins win streak last season and that goes unnoted. This will be a make-or-break year for Tagovailoa.
19. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill is a good quarterback, but he reminds me a lot of Jimmy Garoppolo except a little more mobility. Tannehill is simply a game manager and has shown that year after year. They rely on their run game and their defense.
Tannehill can make throws, but when the Titans are in a position where his only option is to pass the ball down the field, he has struggled. He showed that in the AFC Divisional Game where he threw three interceptions and one in the final minute of the game that set up Cincinnati with a game-winning field goal.
18. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy G may not rack up the numbers and fill up the stat sheet, but he is simply a winner. He won 17 of his first 20 starts as a quarterback, made a Super Bowl, and was minutes away from getting to his second with the 49ers. This year, he threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 picks in 15 starts.
17. Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts
Carson Wentz and the Colts were one of the teams to beat this year and were viewed as a serious contender out of the AFC. Unfortunately, they eventually collapsed with a Week 18 playoff-clinching loss to the Jaguars and that loss left the Colts front office deciding whether or not Wentz is the long-term guy.
Wentz did have a sneaky good year, though. He threw for 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions so there are certainly worse options at the position.