NFL fans are always intrigued by the best. The best team. The best quarterback. If there is a best, it only makes sense that there is also a worst. Aaron Rodgers has won consecutive MVP awards. Tom Brady is considered by many to be the greatest to have ever played the position. Matthew Stafford won his first Super Bowl last year.
There are plenty of quarterbacks to be considered the “best” in the NFL. What about the worst? Here’s a look at the competition for the worst quarterback in the NFL in 2022.
DREW LOCK – SEATTLE
If the worst quarterback in the NFL was left up to last year’s QB rating, Lock would take the cake. In Denver last year, Lock threw for 787 yards and finished with a QB rating of 23.4. The former second-round draft pick couldn’t beat out Teddy Bridgewater in Denver last year. He might not beat out Geno Smith in Seattle this season.
TUA TAGOVAILOA – MIAMI
It’s Year 3 of Tua in Miami. Year 3 of Joe Burrow in Cincinnati and Justin Herbert in Los Angeles have both teams expecting to make Super Bowl runs. Remember, those two were picked in the same draft as Tagovailoa.
Tua will have a new offense under new head coach Mike McDaniel and he’ll have a legitimate deep threat in Tyreek Hill. He also has some other weapons in TE Mike Gesicki and RB Chase Edmonds. He should be better than his 49.7 QB rating from 2021, but he won’t be good enough to get himself out of the “worst” quarterback category in 2022.
DANIEL JONES – NY GIANTS
Jones just hasn’t lived up to the “Danny Dimes” moniker. Yes, he has suffered under two different coaches and two different offensive schemes, but will he be that much better in 2022? The Giants’ offensive line is mediocre at best. RB Saquon Barkley needs to stay healthy and the Giants need some serious receiver help.
Jones threw for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. His QB rating was a measly 41.5. Those are numbers that do not coincide with what the Giants expected of Jones when they drafted him No. 6 in 2019.
CARSON WENTZ – WASHINGTON
On paper, Wentz’s 2021 season doesn’t look all that bad. He threw for 3,563 yards and 27 touchdowns. Wentz only threw seven interceptions and his QB rating of 54.7 tied him with Russell Wilson. Underneath it all though, Wentz was a quarterback trying to do way too much and playing outside the confines of the position.
In the end, Wentz and the Colts would lose when it counted most. Indy lost to the Raiders at home in Week 17 and then went on to lose the regular season finale to Jacksonville. Until Wentz proves otherwise, he is still that guy.
JUSTIN FIELDS – CHICAGO
The Bears’ offense was awful in 2021 and a big part of that was because of then rookie QB Fields. His 26.4 QB rating was the worst in the NFL for any quarterback with at least 12 starts last season. Fields threw more picks (10) than touchdowns (7) and really struggled in an offense that scored just 18.3 points per game.
Fields will have a new head coach in Matt Eberflus and a new offensive coordinator in Luke Getsy, who was Aaron Rodgers QB coach last year. Minus any big-name receivers, it’s hard to see how Fields will be much better in 2022.
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