Five Things We Learned From Week Two Of The Pre Season: Checking in With The Rookie QB's. - Pro Sports Fandom
You can learn very little from the preseason but what you can glean from these meaningless August games is what rookie QB’s are made of. So after two weeks of the preseason where does this hugely hyped rookie class stand, let’s check in. The best QB of the bunch. It’s tight but I have to give the edge to Baker Mayfield over Josh Rosen. Mayfield has shown tremendous decision making, awesome pocket awareness, and veteran savvy. There were six plays against the Bills in the preseason that should have been losses that Mayfield turned into gains or smartly got rid of the ball. If there is one thing for Mayfield to work on it’s eliminating throwing off his back foot which he has done seven times this preseason. Baker is ready to be the week one starter in Cleveland, and in my opinion, he should be. The most overhyped. Sam Darnold. Maybe it is just because the Jet’s have had a deserted nuclear wasteland in the backfield for over 60 years but people are way too hyped up about Darnold. He looks fine. Makes good throws, doesn’t have a problem with mechanics and can make plays with his legs. [...]