No one knows what the 2022 quarterback class will truly hold. You can have your breakout candidate (like Joe Burrow in 2019), the regressions, the guy who is made to look better by the talent surrounding him...and of course, the big fish in the small pond.
All this is lumped on the shoulders of NFL scouts, front office personnel and coaches to decipher - and believe me when I say; that process has already begun.
The Washington Football Team, barring an unforeseen trade before or during the 2021 season, should AGAIN head into 2022 with quarterback being at or near the top of the needs list. Unlike this past offseason, most of the major gaps should be adequately filled, so a young (or new), signal caller can step in and be surrounded by talent.
So just where can Washington turn to find their guy?
The Big Names:
- Spencer Rattler(rs So.): 6’1” 205 Oklahoma
2020 - 3031 yards, 28TD’s, 7INT’s; 160 rushing yards, 6TD’s
- Sam Howell(Jr.): 6’1” 225 UNC
2020 - 3586 yards 30TD’s 7INT’s; 146 rushing yards, 5TD’s
Start your week with 29 seconds of Sam Howell rockets— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 24, 2021
- Kedon Slovis(Jr.): 6’2” 205 USC
2020(6 games) - 1921 yards 17TD’s 7INT’s
- Matt Corral(Jr.): 6’1” 205 Ole Miss
2020 - 3337 yards 29TD’s 14INT’s; 506 rushing yards, 4TD’s
Matt Corral with a casual 55-yard flick of the wrist— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 28, 2020
- J.T. Daniels(Jr.): 6’3” 215 Georgia
2020(4 starts) - 1231 yards 10TD’s 2INT’s
JT Daniels slinging it ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/kyTeTD3G5J— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) April 17, 2021
- Desmond Ridder(Sr.): 6’4” 215 Cinn.
2020 - 2296 yards 19TD’s 6INT’s; 592 rushing yards, 12TD’s
Desmond Ridder with a dime!! This was a rope with perfect placement. The throw kept the WR in bounds to score.— Damian Parson (@DP_NFL) November 14, 2020
Early day 2 isn’t crazy at all for Ridder!
- Phil Jurkovec(Jr.): 6’5” 226 Boston College
2020 - 2558 yards 17TD’s 5INT’s; 150 rushing yards, 3TD’s
Phil Jurkovec to Zay Flowers. Special. pic.twitter.com/2euVm7EnRz— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) January 12, 2021
- Carson Strong(Jr.): 6’4” 215 Nevada
2020 - 2858 yards 27TD’s 4INT’s
All Nevada QB Carson Strong does is throw absolute rockets— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 15, 2020
- Tyler Shough(Jr.): 6’5” 220 Texas Tech(Oregon Transfer)
2020(7 games with Oregon) - 1559 yards 13TD’s 6INT’s
Tyler Shough letting it fly for six! pic.twitter.com/cxvMXxOZv2— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 6, 2020
- Malik Willis(Sr.): 6’1” 215 Liberty
2020 - 2250 yards 20TD’s 6INT’s
I was talking with an NFL team yesterday who has a first round grade on Liberty QB Malik Willis! That is big! Willis has athletic ability and makes some insane throws like this one pic.twitter.com/Bqinc50Ed7— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) May 9, 2021
Potential Trade Candidates:
- Aaron Rodgers: I don’t know how serious Rodgers is being here with his demands to be traded, but I have to believe money, and a guaranteed amount at that, fixes everything.
- Deshaun Watson: Innocent until proven guilty is the phrase here. But, could Washington even afford the negative publicity until this mess is sorted out?
- Drew Lock: There is a chance the Broncos go a different direction at QB; be it Teddy Bridgewater, or a 2022 draft select.
- Russell Wilson: HIGHLY unlikely, but I’ll add him for fun.
How will Washington address the HUGE void at quarterback heading into 2022? Will next year - as we should see a new franchise name and re-brand taking place, be the perfect year to grab our signal caller of the future?