A few years ago there was a lot of hand-wringing about the quality of quarterbacks and who would take the baton from Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees in the next generation.
The AFC delivered a resounding response with a plethora of young quarterbacks, rising superstars like Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, Buffalo’s Josh Allen, the Chargers’ Justin Herbert and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow. There’s also Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, who had the most rushing yards by a quarterback in his first four seasons.
There are young AFC quarterbacks who have shown glimmers of hope – sometimes more – and will no doubt have their share of moments of proof this season, including Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence, Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa, New England’s Mac Jones and the New York Jets. Zach Wilson.
Yes, the AFC is the conference dominated by great young quarterbacks.
Don’t tell Russell Wilson from Denver that.
A division-by-division look at the AFC teams in their predicted finishing order:
https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-09-05/afc-predictions-divisions-2022-23-season AFC predictions: How each team will finish in its division this season