Over the past few years, the NFL has brought in all kinds of young talent. However, one of the most notable changes is in the quarterback or quarterback position, since after years of clear dominance by veteran players, a new era seems to have arrived to reveal them.
Since the arrival of Patrick Mahomes in 2017 to the league, year after year the NFL Draft has added talented players to the position, led by names like Kyler Murray, Trevor Lawrence, Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailoa, among others.
The change is more than evident in the 2021-22 season with 11 quarterbacks under 25 as first basemen for their teams, but it is not that there are no more options to field, but genuinely most of them are potential stars of the league.
Of the five quarterbacks chosen in the first round of the 2021 draft, four of them will play as starters in Week 3, while the three chosen in the top 15 of 2020 are already first basemen for their organizations, which speaks of the growth of young talent. of the position.
If we talk about the first selection of the last three draft, Kyler Murray is today one of the rising stars of the league as the leader of the Arizona Cardinals, Joe Burrow hopes to demonstrate his great level of last season with the Bengals truncated by an injury and Trevor Lawrence is adding experience to a collegiate team like the Jaguars.
Starting players such as Daniel Jones, Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones, Justin Herbert, Zach Wilson and Justin Fields will have the support of their organizations for the next few years, in which they are expected not only to gain more experience at the professional level but also to give a quality jump.
It is still early to judge on the performance of several of these prospects, but it is Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson who stand out in command of two candidate teams to fight for the championship like the Cardinals and the Ravens.
Murray has all the tools to follow in his third season with Arizona, following in the footsteps of players like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, solid MVP candidates despite being over 26 years old so far.
Jackson’s path looks a bit different, as he will have to prove that two-way quarterbacks can be consistent for several more years, following his brilliant 2019 MVP season, but in contrast to the uneven performance he demonstrated the previous season.
The retirement of iconic figures such as Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers may change the landscape of the league, however the ball will remain in good hands and the NFL will surely continue to grow as one of the most important sports leagues in the world.