No. 5 QB remaining in the Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Browns
When the news that Deshaun Watson was done for the season surfaced, it seemed like P.J. Walker was going to be the next man up for the Browns. However, they announced that Dorian Thomspon-Robinson would get the nod behind center. A Round 5 selection in this year's draft, the former UCLA Bruin was a nice developmental prospect but Watson's injury has pushed him into the spotlight.
So far, Thompson-Robinson has attempted 37 passes this season and completed 20 for 130 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. The Browns had better hope the rookie signal-caller improves quickly. Otherwise, not even their defense will be able to keep them in the thick of the AFC playoff race.
No. 4 QB remaining in the Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule: Will Levis, Titans
In a bit of a shocking development, WIll Levis was expected to be a first-round selection but slid to Round 2. Having chosen offensive lineman Peter Skoronski 11th overall, Tennessee saw value in picking an heir apparent for veteran Ryan Tannehill, who was entering a contract year. Eventually, an injury to Tannehill would pave the way for Levis to make his first NFL start.
All things considered, Levis showed promise in his debut, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions. However, he had no touchdowns and threw a couple of picks the next two games. Then again, he's got the tools to develop into a solid starting quarterback in the future. For the time being, he's too inexperienced, and lacks the appropriate supporting cast, to help the 3-6 Titans turn things around this season.
No. 3 QB remaining in the Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule: Baker Mayfield
The first overall pick in 2018, Baker Mayfield is showing not every arc is linear. After flashing potential early on, injuries derailed what seemed to be a promising career. In the end, Mayfield was given the boot when the Browns traded for Deshaun Watson.
The Oklahoma product spent time with the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams last season. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year and has bounced back, completing 64.62 percent of his throws for 2,143 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Another year in Tampa could probably help Mayfield hit his stride and once again join the conversation as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.