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NFL 1st-round quarterbacks from 2018: Halfway through 2nd season

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Five quarterbacks were taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. This is the latest in the series charting their progress, now through week 9 of their second season. Two quarterbacks who were selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft are on track to make the playoffs in their second season.
It just may not be the two who many pundits had tabbed to lead their respective team to the playoffs in 2019.
Halfway through the 2019 season, the playoff race is already taking shape, in a muddled kind of way. Teams like the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and New Orleans Saints are all where they are supposed to be, sitting atop their divisions.
And there are surprises as well, with the San Francisco 49ers, behind a suffocating defense and efficient offense, the only undefeated team at 8-0. It seems we were all too busy anointing the Cleveland Browns the next NFL darlings to see what was really developing.
The Browns and Baker Mayfield are one of the le…