Where does Russell Wilson rank among the top 32 NFL quarterbacks?
22. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins could have gone any number of directions this offseason at the quarterback position, and many anticipated they would be front-runners for Deshaun Watson.
In the end, the Dolphins’ front office doubled down on their decision to draft Tua Tagovailoa in the class of 2022, making the decision to let go of Brian Flores in part because he wouldn’t fully commit to Tua despite finishing with a winning record the last two seasons.
The Dolphins hired former Denver Broncos ball boy Mike McDaniel to come in as their new head coach to create an offense that can help Tagovailoa, and they added a big-time weapon to help as well.
The Dolphins added wide receiver Tyreek Hill this offseason in one of the biggest and most stunning moves of the year.
With the weapons he now has at his disposal as well as the full backing of the team, Tagovailoa is under immense pressure to excel.
21. Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders
Carson Wentz is coming off of a pretty decent “rebound” season with the Indianapolis Colts, believe it or not.
You wouldn’t know it based on the fact that the Colts dumped him after just one year, but Wentz was solid statistically in 2021. It didn’t work out between him and the Colts with head coach Frank Reich, who was with the Eagles during Wentz’s formative years in the NFL.
The decision to trade Wentz likely came from the top down. Jim Irsay wasn’t going to tolerate a 98 percent shot at the playoffs absolutely vaporizing.
The Washington Commanders, who have been in a constant state of QB purgatory, were all over the quarterback market this offseason and even made a play for Russell Wilson.
Ultimately, I feel like they overpaid for Wentz with the capital they gave up as well as the amount of his contract they took in the process, but if they feel more confident about the guy under center, good for them.