As posted earlier today, NFL team editors around the FanSided network are getting together and compiling All-Division teams for an epic 32 team tournament to decide the most talented division in the NFL. Regarded by some as one of the worst divisions in all of football, the AFC South has some work to do to put together a team that can go far in the bracket.
We kick off our look at the All-Division team with one of the easiest positions to choose a guy for – quarterback.
Going back to the days of Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts have been the class of the division at the quarterback position. Lucking into the top draft pick after one terrible season (pun intended), the Colts drafted their second “once-in-a-generation” quarterback prospect in as many generations.
Andrew Luck is the clear-cut choice here for QB. Jake Locker is a massive question mark over in Tennessee, Blake Bortles is a rookie who probably won’t start the season, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is a journeyman who isn’t really a starting-caliber guy. Despite somewhat underwhelming statistics, Luck is the best young quarterback in football and could develop into the top signal caller in the game in 2 or 3 years. Once Manning, Brady, and Brees retire, Luck is going to be competing year-in and year-out for the top quarterback spot. Someone like Blake Bortles might develop into an upper-echelon quarterback one day, but he’s a complete unknown at this point.
Let us know if you disagree with our choice in the comments below. Next we’ll take a look at running back.
– Daniel Lago