In the world of professional football, once you find a franchise QB that makes you feel safe for what’s to come in the immediate and mediate future, then you’re pretty much set to go. Look at what happened with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs for example. Before Mahomes, the Chiefs were a good team, not amazing, just good. But after Patrick Mahomes took over the starting QB job for KC, the team went from being good to becoming perennial Super Bowl betting odds favorites every season. Now, what does that tell us? Yes, Patrick Mahomes is an amazing player. That’s something that every football fan in the land, without any importance to what team they root for should acknowledge. But no, that proves that when you find a QB that can get you the job done, you stick with him, you nurture him and you help him become the star he is meant to be. Starting An NFL Franchise-
Look at Tom Brady with the Patriots, Ben Roethlisberger with the Steelers, or Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers. Those three are sure bets to be first-ballot Hall of Famers when their time comes, but they also at one point were young, up-and-coming QB’s wanting to get a chance to show what they could do.
With this said and with people already thinking about the 2022 season, although the 2021 season isn’t even over yet, we bring you our picks for two young QB’s worth starting an NFL franchise with for the long run right now.
Trevor Lawrence- Starting An NFL Franchise
We kid you not when we say that Trevor Lawrence has what it takes to be a perfect quarterback to hand a franchise over to and let him lead the way onwards. Yes, his first season with the Jacksonville Jaguars was everything but stellar, but if you take into account everything that Lawrence had to deal with from the get-go in Florida, and the mere fact that the Jaguars were not even a decent football team this season, it’s easier to understand why this man deserves a new chance to show everyone what he’s made off.
It’s not a fluke that experts from all around spoke so highly of him, even calling him the best QB prospect to enter the league since Andrew Luck before even being drafted. He has the skills, both for playing the sport of football and to lead a team into every game. If there was a redraft of this year’s draft class, the odds that Lawrence would be picked first are still immensely high, because at the end of the day if there’s one thing nobody can deny him it’s his talent with the ball in his hands. Easily put, if you have Lawrence play under a coach that knows what he’s doing, not like Urban Meyer, and if he’s surrounded by up to par weapons on offense, we’re looking at a QB that could make any team a playoff contender in two to three years tops.
In the 2021 draft class, five quarterbacks were picked within the first fifteen overall picks of the event, the last QB selected out of those five was former Alabama Crimson Tide stud, and former National College Football Champion Mac Jones. Now, fast forward to the end of the 2021 season and where do we find ourselves? Well, with Mac Jones having the best overall numbers of all the rookie QB’s in the 2021 class. Sure, it doesn’t hurt one bit to have gone from being coached by Nick Saban to being coached by Bill Belichick. That’s like learning to play basketball with LeBron James and then finishing your classes with Michael Jordan, but Jones proved that playing in the pros did not scare him whatsoever and managed to become one of the leaders of a New England Patriots team that for a few weeks had the whole league on notice because of their unexpected but yet dominant winning ways.
Jones has the maturity level needed to lead a pro football team into any game, he has the skills and he understands how to play effective football. You might get flashes of greatness from him here and there, but at the end of the day, with Mac Jones, you have a QB that can perform like the highest quality workhorse ever, one that not only will win you races, but that will also win you championship titles.