Post-Super Bowl AFC South quarterback ranking: Where does Trevor Lawrence land?

• How does Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence stacks up against his peers in the AFC South?

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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3. Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts

It's hard to give Anthony Richardson a full grade after suiting up in just four games last season. Then again, he showed in that span a sample of what he's capable of doing in the NFL. Coming out of Florida, he was seen as a toolsy, yet raw prospect. When the Colts drafted him fourth overall, it seemed like they were going to bring him along slowly. This appeared to be the case when they signed Gardner Minshew, who had previously played for head coach Shane Steichen in Philadelphia.

However, Indy kind of pulled a curveball on everyone when they announced Richardson would be the Week 1 starter. While he went 2-2 just before he suffered a season-ending injury, he played well enough to justify the Colts' decision to use such a high pick on him. He lost against the Jaguars in the opener, but he took things to the wire and had them against the ropes in the fourth quarter.

Granted, Richarson got an assist from defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and the Jags' own Tank Bigsy. However, he did enough to help Indianapolis win, even if they couldn't ultimately seal the deal. While he hasn't probably practiced as much as he would've liked after undergoing surgery last year, Richardson should be a more polished quarterback in his sophomore campaign.

Having worked on his fundamentals and gotten used to the speed in the NFL, Richardson is poised to make a big leap in Year 2. It will be up to the Colts to build around him and make sure that leap is possible.