The 2021 NFL season is just around the corner and with that fans and commentators alike are starting to look at who might be the quarterbacks to watch for the 2021 NFL season. This year the quality of quarterback players is higher than ever with several more established quarterbacks that have already made their name in the NFL returning for the 2021 season as well as some promising relative newcomers to the sport that are ready to claim their spot in the limelight.
Here are just a few fan favourites.
- Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
This 25-year-old player is the king of the quarterbacks and will likely continue with this title for a long time to come. Last year he hit almost 5000 passing yards and an impressive 82.8 QBR.
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Aaron Rodgers from the Packers was named most valuable player last season and it’s no surprise why. Rodgers is known for his peak condition physical skills and is expected to have several more elite seasons ahead of him despite being almost 40.
- Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Having made a huge name for himself as part of the New England Patriots over the last two decades, Tom Brady decided to make a move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at an impressive 43 years old. Brady is known as one of the greatest players of all time so it’s no wonder he’s on the list of quarterbacks to watch out for this season.
- Josh Allen, Bills
Josh Allen cemented his name on the list of quarterbacks to watch in his remarkable third season, aged 25. He has incredible physical skill with his level of athleticism capable of taking over games. He has shown huge young leadership potential and is a favourite candidate for the team’s 2021 MVP title.
- Deshaun Watson
While Deshaun Watson has been busy dealing with a little controversy throughout the off-season there’s currently no clarity on his on-field future so he’s still eligible to claim his well-deserved spot on this list. Despite his team in Houston struggling to find new talent, Watson has worked hard to prop up the offensive play with his incredible sporting prowess.
There are so many players that are on the list to watch this year but there simply isn’t space to talk about them all. The calibre of quarterbacks is better than ever, promising to make 2021 a very interesting season.
Of course, when it comes to people to look out for it isn’t just the fans that have an opinion. When interviewed recently by Betway Sports, NFL legend Doug Flutie spoke about the players that he thinks will do well and in particular which players he feels would make up the perfect quarterback. The players that he spoke about really liking include Patrick Mahomes, who he feels really validates the same stuff that Flutie tried to do throughout his career too – which is keep hold of the ball until you can get the ball to the receiver, which is a tactic that not all players use.