Aug 9, 2015; Canton, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and Derek Carr are all entering their second seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, and Oakland Raiders, respectively.
Each team is at a different level of competitiveness, with the Vikings looking the most complete so far. That gives Bridgewater a bit of an edge over his fellow second-year quarterbacks, but will it be enough to come out on top in this head to head?
Last season we took a look at how Bortles, Bridgewater, and Carr stacked up early in the season and asked which player you would like to choose for your own hypothetical team. After four games, Teddy Bridgewater came out the highest in our poll, accumulating 35% of the 162 votes. Bortles was close behind with 33% while Carr dogged them both with 32% of the votes.
Then, people were undecided. That was four games into the 2014 season with plenty of football ahead of all three quarterbacks. By the end of the season, there seemed to be a consensus behind Bridgewater as the best of the bunch. Carr was generally considered the second best with his gutsy play and impressive 21 touchdowns.
With a full offseason as the starters under their belts and a preseason behind them, how are these quarterbacks looking as we enter 2015? We’ll examine their statistics purely as passers.
We’ll examine each player and then ask you which quarterback you would want leading your team. We’ll look at them alphabetically.
Next: Is Blake Bortles still the worst of the bunch?