The Jacksonville Jaguars are about to bench their starting quarterback in favor of a journeyman quarterback who has just one season where he’s thrown for more touchdowns than interceptions.
The Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, and Cleveland Browns, however, all took big gambles in the 2017 NFL Draft to upgrade at that position.
Despite this quarterback class being rather underwhelming (on paper) compared to groups in years past, all four teams threw their cards on the table and hoped against hope that Lady Luck would reinvigorate their franchise.
Whether or not their shiny new quartet of signal callers — Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky, Pat Mahomes, and DeShone Kizer — will work out in the long run is obviously still up in the air, but there is no doubt that the early returns have been fantastic. On this week’s episode of The Film Room, we’ll take a deep dive into each and every one of those four debut performances and what they mean for this quarterback class as a whole.