I know, ranking Tua Tagovailoa as the 6th best QB is quite the homer performance by me and I am sure that many of our readers have already skipped to the bottom to let me know why I shouldn’t be talking about football and should probably give up and take up…knitting.
So here is a look at the remaining 2021 starting AFC quarterbacks that I have ranked lower than Tua.
Derek Carr – If we are being honest, Carr is a pretty good QB but there have been lingering questions as to whether or not he is going to be the long term solution in Las Vegas. The reality is that he can be more gunslinger far too often and take risks he shouldn’t take. He is inconsistent at times but I’m not sure I would put him ahead of Tagovailoa right now.
Mac Jones – There is a lot here to be impressed about but we will see far more from him against better teams in the coming weeks. He is running a system that doesn’t require him to think.
Ryan Tannehill – It wasn’t long ago that many fans were saying how great Tannehill was and how Miami once again screwed up but the Titans are not the same team without Derek Henry and Tannehill’s inability to carry the team is showing.
Zach Wilson – I shouldn’t have to explain this one.
Baker Mayfield – Mayfield has the name and face recognition but watching him struggle on a Cleveland team that is pretty talent loaded brings up questions about how good he really can be and if he is indeed the answer in Cleveland.
Tyron Taylor – No one in Houston is really worth much right now and that includes Deshaun Watson who would be a lot higher on this list (first slide) if he was actually playing.
Trevor Lawerence – His day may eventually come but he isn’t looking like that elite can’t miss prospect everyone viewed him as coming out of college.
Ben Roethlisberger – There was a day but that has passed, by a lot.
Teddy Bridgewater – He couldn’t beat out Drew Lock who wouldn’t be a better QB than Tua and he couldn’t beat out Taysom Hill in New Orleans.