Future is bright at quarterback in the NFL

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Derek Carr /
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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 09: Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 09: Mitchell Trubisky /

The Unknown and the Draft

The 2017 draft saw some blockbuster trades take place with teams moving up to take quarterbacks. Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, Deshone Kizer and are largely unknown quantities at this stage.

But, they have all shown immense promise in one way or another in the early stages of their careers.

Kizer has been benched for now, but his superior arm talent will surely see him succeed in time once he has developed as a passer and grasped the mental side of things.

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Mahomes is yet to start in a regular season game and Trubisky has just one start under his belt. Both however do look like future franchise quarterbacks from the early glimpses they have shown.

Mahomes has a special arm and both men have plenty of athletic ability to extend plays outside the pocket.

Desean Watson has been outstanding in his rookie year. The Clemson standout set a rookie record for passing touchdowns in a game in week five and is making plays with his arm and legs.

Watson has silenced all his doubters. He is completing over 62% of his passes and has already thrown 12 touchdown passes, and rushed for another two, in just four starts.

More exciting young players are set to come out of the 2018 draft. Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Mason Rudolph are just a few of the players that could declare.

This class could potentially be up there with the best of all time, so talented are the quarterbacks in it. Darnold and Rosen in particular are generational talents who have the ability to turn around a struggling franchise.

The future is undoubtedly bright at the quarterback position in the NFL. There is no quarterback crisis now and there won’t be one when Brady, Brees and Big Ben walk away.

Rodgers, Wilson, Luck, Carr and co can carry the league forward.

There is a plethora of talent, both young and mature. The NFL always produces stars, so worry not about the departure of some of its brightest.

New stars are rising and ready to take over.