No matter what happens in the next couple of seasons, the AFC’s quarterback race is fun. Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, and Lamar Jackson are electric.
Move over, Brady. Get lost, Roethlisberger. I wish we could say that we missed you, Manning.
The AFC is filled with a new era of elite quarterbacks. After winning MVP last season, Patrick Mahomes has looked at times to still be one of the leagues most exciting players. After throwing for 340 yards against the Denver Broncos in the snow, it looks like he is preparing for a deep playoff run, but he is not the only one.
Obviously, Lamar Jackson has the clearest path to the 2019 MVP award. After breaking the season’s rushing record for a quarterback (previously held by Michael Vick), it has become clear that there has likely never been a player quite like Jackson. In an offense that looks like it may be used in the Big 12, Jackson and company have made opposing defenses look silly which is somewhat unprecedented. Baltimore has a clear path to a Super Bowl and will likely be favorites when the playoffs begin. Jackson is an enormous part of that.
Deshaun Watson has played very well in the early portion of his career. With the connection from Watson to Deandre Hopkins, they are always capable of winning football teams. I believe that Watson has made Houston a formidable opponent despite being a poorly run organization. He is an explosive runner and displays pinpoint accuracy with his arm.
So, what can people expect from these three going forward? Tough battles and playoff shootouts for years to come. We begin with Deshaun Watson.