Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky and the complete list of quarterback tiers

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Eli Manning, New York Giants

There was once a time where Eli Manning  was considered an above-average quarterback. In my opinion, he’s never qualified as “elite.” At this stage of his career, he’s nearly done, and everyone knows it.

Josh Rosen, Miami Dolphins

If Josh Rosen makes the most of his first season with the Miami Dolphins, he might jump up a tier quickly. The potential is there, but the development needs to happen.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

He surprised some of us last year, showing off the wheels. Josh Allen has a big arm and is more mobile than you might think. Still, accuracy needs improving, as does decision-making.

Sam Darnold, New York Jets

A lot like his fellow 2018 classmates, Sam Darnold has likable traits. He needs to learn quite a bit more and prove he can make big-time throws. There have been flashes, but it’s about being consistent.

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Maybe Lamar Jackson will always be a below-average quarterback, but his mobility makes him an exciting one to watch. He doesn’t have the greatest arm, nor the accuracy, but his legs will win some games.

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Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans

He’s still a mystery. Some days, Marcus Mariota looks like he’s becoming what we all thought he could be. Most days, though, he’s simply not all that good.

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Because he hasn’t stepped on the football field as a pro yet, Kyler Murray starts at the bottom. Spoiler alert: I don’t expect him to stay in this tier.

Dwayne Haskins, Washington Redskins

Not nearly as versatile as Murray, Dwayne Haskins will also look to prove he is a starting-caliber quarterback in the NFL. Truth be told, I’m not as confident in Haskins as I am in Murray.