The quarterback carousel this offseason has been quite hectic and most of the quarterback moves have seen talent added to the AFC side of things. Meanwhile, the LA Chargers have added talent to complement their elite quarterback, Justin Herbert, as the team looks to open a Super Bowl window.
NFL fans and pundits often fall in love with the new kid in town and with so much new talent in the AFC, Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers have been forgotten about a bit. Herbert is here to stay and the new quarterbacks in the AFC are worried that they have to go through him, not the other way around.
With so many new faces, and 15 of the 16 teams having their 2022 starters, we decided we would rank all of the quarterbacks in the AFC.. which is far more loaded than the NFC.
Ranking Justin Herbert among the AFC quarterbacks:
16. Mitchell Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers
There is a good chance that Mitchell Trubisky won't start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2022 but as it stands right now, he is their best starting option. The Steelers are the one AFC team with question marks at starting quarterback. The team could try and get someone like Baker Mayfield or could draft a QB in a weaker draft class.
Either way, the Steelers won't rank very high on the list and if the team does go the rookie QB route and starts Trubisky as a stopgap option then their place as the 16th-ranked team is absolutely justified.
15. Davis Mills, Houston Texans
He may not be the biggest name but the Houston Texans seem to be committed to giving Davis Mills a chance as the starting quarterback. The 2021 third-round pick actually played pretty well down the stretch in 2021 and it will be interesting to see how he plays in a full season.
If Mills does not play well then the Texans will absolutely punt on him and target a different quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft class. However, for now, he is fine as the team's starting quarterback and is not the worst in the conference.