32. Justin Fields
The Chicago Bears 2021 first-round pick started his first game in the NFL, and it was one to forget. Fields threw for 68 yards and completed 30% of his passes. Those were his real stats. There is no other place to put him on these rankings.
31. Zach Wilson
Another 2021 first-round pick who has played poorly this year is New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. The No. 2 overall pick has struggled in his first three career starts, and in Week 3, he threw two more interceptions.
30. Trevor Lawrence
The first-round quarterbacks from the 2021 NFL Draft sit at No. 32, 31, and now No. 30. That just shows you it is not as easy as everyone thinks. Lawrence has shown flashes of the No. 1 overall pick, but he has also shown flashes of a really bad rookie quarterback.
29. Carson Wentz
Indianapolis Colts quarterback somehow sprained both of his ankles last week. However, he tried to tough it out and play in Week 3, but he was not good and probably should have just sat out.
28. Ben Roethlisberger
The really, really bad season for Ben Roethlisberger continued on Sunday, throwing two more interceptions and losing to the Bengals.
27. Matt Ryan
I thought Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was going to have a good year, and I thought wrong. He moves up a few spots this week, but he still just has not shown that elite play he has shown in the past.
26. Jacoby Brissett
Tua Tagovailoa is out, so Jacoby Brissett stepped in. He threw a bad screen pass in the end zone that resulted in a safety, and he had some pretty bad plays outside of that too. However, he did lead the team down the field to tie the game and send it to overtime.
25. Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones is showing that the New York Giants may take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
24. Taylor Heinicke
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke has been fun to watch, but he was pretty bad on Sunday. He threw two interceptions and made it clear that he is not a legit starter in the NFL.
23. Davis Mills
While three first-round pick quarterbacks are the worst three quarterbacks on this list, the 2021 third round makes his first career start. His numbers weren’t great, but he got crushed all game and kept getting up and delivering the ball. I was impressed with his toughness, and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do next week.
22. Jalen Hurts
After making it in the top 10 after Week 1, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is showing why Philly tried to upgrade at quarterback all offseason. And they will need to upgrade for sure after the seasons because Hurts is not the answer. He has an awful pick-six in this game.
21. Mac Jones
There is no debate in my opinion that New England Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones has been the best rookie quarterback out of the 2021 NFL Draft class. He looked like a rookie in Week 3, but he has shown some flashes of being a starter in the NFL.
20. Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo did not play terribly, but he also did not play well enough for me to not start 2021 first-round pick, Trey Lance over him. San Francisco is wasting time, in my opinion, and they should be letting Lance take his lumps in his rookie season.
19. Jared Goff
Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff has been a pleasant surprise for me this season. His Lions have fought hard in games, and they were a miraculous 66-yard field goal by Justin Tucker away from beating the Baltimore Ravens.
18. Jameis Winston
Winston started the year off as the No. 1 guy and has been falling since. His team did dominate on Sunday, but one of Winston’s touchdown passes was a terrible throw that he got lucky on.
17. Ryan Tannehill
I expected a lot more out of Ryan Tannehill this year, but another game where he turned the ball over and did not look great. The Titans won, but Tannehill did not do his part to help.