Five quarterbacks were taken in the first-round of the 2018 NFL draft. This is the continuing series following their careers, now through four games of their third season.
Jackson did sit out practice on Wednesday to rest an ailing knee, but the injury isn't deemed to be a serious one.
Next 5 weeks: vs CIN (10/11), @PHI (10/18), Bye, vs PIT (11/1), @IND (11/8)
Don't look now, but Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns are also sitting 3-1. They are doing so with a ball-control offense in which Mayfield has thrown for over 200-yards just once. In turn, some of Mayfield's cringe-worthy turnovers from years past have been eliminated.
Cleveland is coming off a 49-point performance against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, a game in which the Browns ran for 307 yards. The Browns, after scoring only six points in their season-opening loss to Baltimore, have averaged 39.3 in their last three games.
The combination of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt has taken the focus off of Mayfield, but it will interesting to see if the Browns turn up the passing game with Chubb now on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Mayfield threw an interception in each of the first two games but hasn't thrown one since. He's thrown seven touchdown passes and is completing 62.6 percent of his passes.
Mayfield has 9 carries for 15 yards in 2020, but the offensive line has been doing a good job of protecting him, allowing only five sacks.
The passing game will have to likely open up more if the Brown are to emerge with a playoff-spot from the brutal AFC North. If Mayfield can bump up that accuracy slightly and, with the re-emergence of big-play Odell Beckham, Jr, the Browns will provide a lot of excitement in 2020.
Next 5 weeks: vs IND (10/11), @PIT (10/18), @CIN (10/25), vs LV (11/1), BYE
Four-straight losses to begin the season is not likely how Sam Darnold pictured things going. Neither was once-again hitting the injury list.
Darnold injured his shoulder in last week's loss to the Denver Broncos. And while he finished that game, he will not play in week five as Joe Flacco takes over the starting reins.
There had already been plenty of struggles for Darnold and the Jets so far in 2020. The nine-point loss to the Broncos was their closest game and their 28 points in that game was the only time scoring over 20 so far.
A lot of the problems haven't really resided in Darnold. Outside of a three-interception game against the Indianapolis Colts, Darnold has only thrown one pick. Much of the season has been played without his top receivers and without Le'Veon Bell.
Improvements can be made, of course, including bringing up his 59.4 completion percentage. Darnold has thrown for 792 yards and three touchdowns.
Darnold has also run for 117 yards, 84 of which came against the Broncos. He scored on a 46-yard run but also took six sacks that game after only getting sacked six times in three games prior.
Next 5 weeks: vs ARI (10/11), @LAC (10/18), vs BUF (10/25), @KC (11/1), vs NE (11/9)
Josh Rosen remains on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. He has yet to be active for a game in 2020.
Next 5 weeks: @CHI (10/8), vs GB (10/18), @LV (10/25), @NYG (11/2), vs NO (11/8)
Be sure to check back in after week 9 to keep up with the progress of these five quarterbacks.
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