On Second Thought: Quarterback Edition

A look at how my thinking about quarterbacks has changed over the preseason.

It’s hard to believe we’re a week away from the NFL regular season. After spending more than four months focusing on every bit of minutiae, every tidbit, every coach’s quote, and adjusting our rankings and projections, accordingly, a lot can change from our original expectations. Here’s a quick look at some of the most significant changes from my initial thoughts back in early May.

On Second Thought…


Kyler Murray (ARI) is still overvalued

To win a league, you have to take risks. Maybe Kyler Murray will turn the league on its ear. But I see so much downside risk that drafting him as a QB1 is unconscionable. Kliff Kingsbury couldn’t win games in college with Patrick Mahomes II as his quarterback. That’s like losing your local softball league with Mike Trout in the lineup. Kyler Murray was effectively a one-year college starter. And he weighs less than 200 pounds. And the Cardinals have a terrible offensive line. But I’m sure it’s going to be revolutionary.

Lamar Jackson (BAL) is a must-target if you wait on a quarterback

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