Ranking the AFC starting Quarterbacks: Where does Tua Tagovailoa rank?

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Tua Tagovailoa
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens passes the ball against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

8. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

I still do not think Lamar Jackson has an NFL talent arm. He is the most electric quarterback in the NFL, but I don’t think he could ever win multiple games with his arm.

Jackson’s need for improvements in his passing ability is why he sits at No. 8 on the list.

Tua Tagovailoa
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders lines up for a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of a game at Allegiant Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 35-32 in overtime. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /

7. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

I debated having Carr at 7 or 6 and went with 7. This may be too low, but it’s hard to rank him above the guys I have above him.

Carr is incredible, though, and I wish the Dolphins had a quarterback of his caliber. He could be due for a monster year now that he has Josh McDaniels and Davante Adams.

Tua Tagovailoa
ENGLEWOOD, CO – MARCH 16: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos poses with his jersey after speaking to the media at UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

6. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos

It’s still wild to me that Russell Wilson will be starting for the Denver Broncos this season. Wilson stunk last year and got hurt, so I think the change of scenery was just what he needed.

The Broncos are loaded with talent, but they never had the quarterback they needed. They do now, and I think Wilson has a chance to get an MVP vote finally, or two this season.

Tua Tagovailoa
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

5. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow is an elite NFL quarterback. Some Dolphins fans will go to their grave saying he isn’t, and just because they are mad that he’s so much better than Tua Tagovailoa.

Burrow is a leader who has the arm, intangibles, and mindset to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for a very long time.