Week 5 marks the completion of nearly one-third of the NFL season for most squads. This season’s class of rookie quarterbacks have experienced peaks and valleys and have showed plenty of room to continue improving.
Most of these first-year signal-callers (Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones) have started each of their teams’ five games this season, while the others (Trey Lance, Justin Fields) are adjusting to more reps under center.
Let’s check in on how these rookies are progressing as their NFL careers continue to grow.
2021 NFL draft pick: First
Game result: 37-19 loss to Tennessee Titans
Stat line: 23-for-33, 273 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 1 INT, 32.0 QBR
Jacksonville’s loss against division rival Tennessee marked its 20th straight dating back to last season, joining the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (26 straight) as the only franchises to lose 20 consecutive games.
Despite the mounting losses, Lawrence is completing 70.2% of his passes on 8.4 yards per attempt in his past two outings. This year’s top overall pick believes that shorter throws and his receivers improving at getting open has helped him become more comfortable as the Jaguars seek a turning point.
“You can’t get desperate,” Lawrence said Sunday about Jacksonville’s losing streak. “You gotta just keep going to work. We’re going to win some games. We’re going to turn it around.
And we all thought today was the day we were going to get that first win and it wasn’t … but we’re going to figure this out and we’re going to turn it around and it’s going to be a lot of fun once we do.”
2021 overall pick: Second
Game result: 27-20 loss at Atlanta Falcons
Stat line: 19-for-30, 192 passing yards, 0 passing TDs, 1 INT, 17.9 QBR
Although the Jets lost Sunday, Wilson’s Week 4 performance earned him Rookie of the Week honors on Thursday. His teammates couldn’t help but celebrate the signal-caller.
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Zach Wilson’s teammates loved that he got Rookie of the Week honors 🙌
Source : espn