With quarterback play at an all-time high in the NFL, we rank the quarterbacks that the Cleveland Browns will square off with in the 2022 regular season.
With Deshaun Watson under contract, the Cleveland Browns finally have a true franchise quarterback on their roster. Watson was widely considered an elite tier quarterback the last time he took the field in 2020.
He’s the caliber of quarterback that will give the Browns the signal-caller advantage in a majority of their games…but not all.
The Browns face off with some elite quarterbacks this upcoming season. However, they are not all world-beaters. We break it all down and rank the quarterbacks of the teams that the Browns will face in the 2022 regular season.
QB No. 14: Davis Mills
When the Texans made Davis Mills the 67th player selected in the 2021 NFL draft, he was the eighth quarterback off the board. After starting the season backing up Tyrod Taylor, the rookie was forced into action in Week 2. Mills would go on to start 11 games in his rookie campaign, compiling a 2-9 record.
Mills did show decent progression throughout the year finishing with a 66.8 completion percentage. The Texans have been vocal this offseason that Mills will be their starting quarterback in 2022. If that holds true, Mills will be the lowest-ranked quarterback that the Browns face in the upcoming regular season.
QB No. 13: Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson was selected by the New York Jets with the second overall pick in this past year’s draft. Wilson was thrown to the wolves from day one and took his licks along the way. The rookie signal-caller started 13 games in 2021.
Even though Wilson had a disappointing season in both wins and statistics, he did flash the ability that made the Jets believers in him. The Jets are hoping to surround Wilson with enough talent to see what they have in their young quarterback. But as we currently stand, Wilson and the Jets are a year or two away from being a year or two away.
QB No. 12: Sam Darnold
At this point, it’s fair to call Sam Darnold a veteran quarterback. Darnold has started 50 games so far in his NFL career. He has a 17-32 career record with a 59.8 completion percentage with 54 touchdowns and 52 interceptions.
The Carolina Panthers know what they have in Darnold and are likely using him as a placeholder quarterback until after the draft. Head coach Matt Rhule has given Darnold some lukewarm public support, but the general consensus is they will look to upgrade in the upcoming NFL draft.
But until he is unseated, Darnold is considered the starter.