Jaguars get solid spot in AFC South QB ranking post-Carson Wentz trade

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) – Jaguars. (Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports) /

Football is the ultimate team sport and it takes optimal execution by all three phases (offense, defense, and special teams) to win games. Having said that, there are positions that are more valuable than others and quarterback has the biggest impact on the football field among all of them.

The better your quarterback is, the higher your chances of winning games will be. That’s why you will see teams invest a premium in the position. Just last year, the Los Angeles Rams traded two first-round picks, a third-round selection, and Jared Goff in exchange for Matthew Stafford and their bet paid off, as they went on to win Super Bowl 56.

This offseason, the Denver Broncos gave up a couple of first-round picks, two second-round selections, and a couple of players for Russell Wilson, who will automatically help them challenge the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West crown. However, they aren’t the only team that made a change at quarterback.

Just a day after the Broncos traded for Danger Russ, the Indianapolis Colts sent Carson Wentz packing to the Washington Commanders in exchange for a couple of third-round selections. This is somewhat shocking because Indy had just acquired Wentz the year before and it’s telling that they already decided he’s not the long-term answer at the position.

The AFC South isn’t a powerhouse and it won’t be as competitive as other divisions but that doesn’t mean that things won’t be interesting in 2022. In fact, the Jaguars could get some ground and even be a darkhorse candidate to make the playoffs due to the arrival of head coach Doug Pederson and the presence of Trevor Lawrence.

Without further ado, here’s how all four AFC South quarterbacks rank after the Carson Wentz trade.