They are thirteen, thirteen quarterbacks to have been selected during this NFL Draft 2020. Some will quickly start, others will simply hope to join the roster for the regular season. Analysis of the situation for each of the quarterbacks selected.
They will hold:
Picked by Cincinnati Bengals, Round 1 Pick 1
Very little doubt about Joe Burrow’s situation in Cincinnati. Chosen with the 1er choice of this NFL Draft, the former LSU player will start from Week 1 with the Bengals. The Andy Dalton era is over and Zac Taylor will not hesitate to use his new darling from the start of the next season.
Picked by the Miami Dolphins, Round 1 Pick 5
Miami wanted Tua, and Miami got Tua. In fact, the Dolphins should not deprive themselves and could very quickly make him play. Nonetheless, the former Alabama has a history of injury and if there is any doubt about his ability to start him as early as Week 1, the franchise could place Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter. Either way, Tua Tagovailoa is set to make his NFL turf debut quickly.
Picked by Los Angeles Chargers, Round 1 Pick 6
Anthony Lynn has announced it, Tyrod Taylor will be the starter in Week 1. However, he also said that there will be a real competition for the position between the veteran and Justin Herbert. In fact, Taylor could only play a few games before leaving his place to his younger brother. Indeed, the Chargers made a big investment by selecting the former QB Oregon, and it is not to leave him on the bench all season.
They could become holders in the long term:
Picked by Green Bay Packers, Round 1 Pick 26
In Matt LaFleur’s mind, Jordan Love represents the future of the franchise as quarterback. However, he recently said that Aaron Rodgers still has good years ahead of him and will start with the Packers for some time to come. We can therefore deduce that Jordan Love will be put in an incubator behind the veteran the time to acclimatize to the professional world (and to erase correct certain defects). If not to delight him, the former Utah State may have to wait a year or two before getting the job back.
Picked by Indianapolis Colts, Tour 4 Pick 122
Philip Rivers is a veteran closer to the end than the beginning of his career, and he won’t be in Indiana for long. The Colts will therefore have to find a replacement for him who could be Jacob Eason. A player with a strong arm, he will have a year to learn behind Rivers before he is thrown into the deep end. Next year he will be the only one quarterback officially under contract and could take advantage of this situation.
They should be backups:
Picked by the Philadelphia Eagles, Round 2 Pick 53
It might be one of the more questionable picks in this draft, but that’s not the point. In Philadelphia, Jalen Hurts will be the backup of Carson Wentz and could perhaps start a few games if the latter is still hampered by a few physical problems. The addition of the former Alabama and Oklahoma pitcher could also allow Doug Pederson to unleash his creativity by using Hurts’ ability to run on certain stocks.
Picked by Buffalo Bills, Round 5 Choice 167
Announced much earlier in this NFL Draft, Jake Fromm finally landed in Buffalo who had not yet planned to draft a QB. The franchise already has a quarterback incumbent and is expected to use Georgia’s ex-player as backup. A very intelligent player, he has all the skills required to become an excellent substitute in this league and to ensure Allen’s back in case of injury.
They could become backups:
Chosen by the New York Jets, Tour 4 Choices 125
New York has no real solution behind Sam Darnold and has thus decided to try his luck with James Morgan. A player with good athleticism and a good arm, he will need to be well developed by New York but can quickly establish himself as No.2 given the current situation of the Jets.
Picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tour 6 Choice 189
With a ride to the NFL as chaotic as Gardner Minshew, Jake Luton will have to fight to become the backup of the NFL’s most famous mustache. He will be in competition with Joshua Dobbs who starts with several lengths in advance, but it is not to be excluded that the one who passed by Idaho or Oregon State surprises and recovers the position of n ° 2.
Picked by the Tennessee Titans, Round 7 Pick 224
Cole McDonald is a player who will have to be developed, but it is not impossible that he becomes a good one backup within a year or two. Ultra productive player in NCAA with Hawaii, his place is probably this season in a prcatice squad.
You will first have to cut the cut:
Picked by Dallas Cowboys, Round 7 Pick 231
Ben DiNucci is the first quarterback selected by Mike McCarthy in Dallas. If one knows the penchant of the former coach of Green Bay for the development of QB, it is difficult to see the finalist of the last FCS final having any role. In the Cowboys, he will have to fight with Cooper Rush and Clayton Thorson to stay in the squad, a fight far from won in advance.
Picked by Minnesota Vikings, Round 7 Pick 244
Nate Stanley is the last quarterback to have been chosen in this NFL Draft. IF Kirk Cousins will be titular and that Sean Mannion should be his backup, he will be able to fight with Jake Browning for the last place. The fight promises to be tough for the former Iowa metronome who will face a player who spent the entire last season in the practice squad of the Vikings and who therefore already knows the team very well.
In the squad, but not as a quarterback:
Chosen by the New Orleans Saints, Round 7 Choice 240
It is listed as quarterback, but Tommy Stevens should have a very special role among the Saints. Capable of throwing, running or even catching balloons, it could be used in a similar way to Taysom Hill. His style of play should keep him in this squad, but not like QB1, QB2 or QB3.
The NFL Draft sometimes delivers surprises. Thus, some players who were not expected could become big stars of the league in the more or less near future.