The sun is starting to set on the time of the most recent generation of quarterbacks in the NFL. The time has come to look forward to the new era of signal callers that will become house hold names for next 20 years. Here are my choices for the top five quarterbacks of the future:
5. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
When given the proper game plan and weapons, Prescott can perform.In addition, he is incredibly durable. Since being named as the starter, Prescott has not missed a game in four seasons. With the newly-hired Mike McCarthy, we’ll have to wait and see where he stands among his competition.
4. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
Wentz has endless potential and is as talented as any other quarterback in the league. For areas of improvement, he just needs to stay upright and limit his mistakes. With virtually no weapons on offense, Wentz eclipsed 4,000 passing yards; not a single individual receiver broke 500 receiving yards. With the right supporting cast and protection, he’ll be right back in the MVP discussion.
3. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Watson is electrifying in regards to the ways he can make plays. His football IQ allows him to dissect opposing defenses. Even with an offensive line that allowed him to get sacked 62 times in 2018 and 44 times last season, he managed to bring his team to the postseason. As long as he remains healthy, Houston will continue to be a contender in the AFC.
2. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
As the reigning MVP, Jackson is just as lethal with his arm as he is with his legs. He set an NFL record among quarterbacks with 1,206 yards rushing last season. He has room to grow as a quarterback, but his stock as an elite player in the league is at an all-time high.
1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
In his short career, Patrick Mahomes is already a league MVP and Super Bowl MVP. His 76 touchdowns over 31 career games is an NFL record. However, what gives him the best chance for success is the offensive minds he has around him. Head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy are arguably the best coach/coordinator combo in the league. With those two at his disposal, the continued success for Kansas City remains likely.