Ranking the projected starting QBs in the AFC for 2023 – #5 – #1
#5 – Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
Trevor Lawrence’s breakout season in year two propels him into the top five of the AFC quarterbacks. I think Lawrence teases MVP status in year three and the Jaguars look like a shoe-in to win the AFC South for a second year in a row.
#4 – Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert has nothing to speak of with playoff success, but it’s clear that he’s a near-generational talent at the position and hopefully can win a Super Bowl at some point, but will that come with him being a member of the Chargers?
#3 – Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Every year we hype up the Bills as a team that’ll waltz their way into the Super Bowl, and every year they disappoint. Josh Allen still has that messy QB gene in him, and it just feels like he and the Bills have always come up just short. He’s still among the elite signal callers in the NFL and one of the best in the AFC.
#2 – Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
In the last two seasons, Burrow and the Bengals have made two AFC Championship game appearances and one Super Bowl. Burrow might be the best thrower of the football in the NFL and I’m just a huge fan of his game. He’s efficient, calm under pressure and is certainly going to be a Super Bowl champion at some point.
#1 – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Already building a Hall of Fame career after just five years as a starter in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes is the epitome of a generational player. He might end up going down as the best QB to ever play the game.
Mahomes does it all well and is still in his mid-20s.