26. Denver Broncos: Lock, Driskel
It may not matter who is under center for the Broncos in 2020 because the offensive around him is loaded. The offensive line is stout, and the team added Jerry Jeudy in the draft and Melvin Gordon in free agency. With that kind of talent, the average Joe off the street could lead that offense.
As for the men actually in the Denver quarterback room, Drew Lock is still a generally unknown commodity and Jeff Driskel is destined to be a career clipboard holder.
Projected Record: 9-7
25. Cincinnati Bengals: Burrow, Finley
Number 1 overall pick and native son of Ohio, Joe Burrow, will likely be the Day 1 starter for the Bengals. The good news is that he’s got plenty of weapons to throw to including AJ Green, John Ross, and Tee Higgins. The bad news is he’s a rookie so no one knows how he’s going to play.
Burrow’s backup is a second-year player, Ryan Finley, who did get some playing time last season as Andy Dalton proved it was time for him to find work elsewhere.
Projected Record: 5-11
24. Carolina Panthers: Bridgewater, Walker, Grier
The regime change in Carolina is total. Gone is their Superman, Cam Newton, as well as longtime head coach Ron Rivera. Now in charge in Carolina is offensive guru Matt Rhule, who will be calling plays for Teddy Bridgewater.
Bridgewater has never proven himself to be a definite starting quarterback in the NFL. Like Tyrod Taylor, Bridgewater has spent most of his career looking good in relief. Well, here’s his chance to shine as PJ Walker and Will Grier won’t provide many challenges to this his starting role.
Projected Record: 6-10