24. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
- Average ranking: 23.5
- Highest ranking: 16
Derek Carr is not that much above Tyrod Taylor on our composite list, although I was the one person on the staff to rank him 16th. While he gets a lot of flak for his toughness and lacking that “it” factor, Carr has some quietly good numbers from the last several seasons.
However, he still finds himself in a unique spot. If the Raiders are struggling out of the gate in 2020 it would not be shocking to see John Gruden bench Carr for Marcus Mariota. The Carr-Gruden partnership has never seemed like a great one and we could be coming to the end of the road here soon.
23. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
- Average ranking: 21.5
- Highest ranking: 15
I am really high on Tua as I ranked him one spot ahead of Carr on my list as the 15th best quarterback in 2020. He comes one spot lower on this list as the 23rd best quarterback in the league.
That is a fair spot for someone who has not even played an NFL snap and does have concerns around his health. However, Tua has all the makings of being a great quarterback and if he stays healthy then he could shoot way up the list.
22. Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers
- Average ranking: 20.83
- Highest ranking: 16
This slide very well could be called the wild-card slide as every quarterback in this group could either shoot way up the lists with a solid 2020 season or could fall to the depths of it with a poor 2020.
Teddy B is no different. He looked solid in his five starts with the New Orleans Saints but will that translate to a full season with the Carolina Panthers? He has all the tools to shoot into the top 15.
21. Drew Lock, Denver Broncos
- Average ranking: 20.5
- Highest ranking: 17
Another AFC West quarterback has already been revealed on the list as the only quarterback left is one by the name of Patrick Mahomes? I don’t know, never heard of him.
Drew Lock looked really solid in the last five games of the season for Denver in 2019 and the team loaded him with weapons in the offseason to make him better. Will he have a Jared Goff-level jump with big numbers? Or will he prove to be too raw to lead a team to the playoffs? Charger fans are hoping for the latter.