soccer10k wrote:The AFC seems like it's set up for another run similar to 2003-2018 where Brady, Manning or Roethlisberger won the conference every year except for the year when Joe Flacco played like a HOFer for 4 games. Those three had 22 of the 32 AFC title game appearances too.
Things can obviously change but Mahomes, Burrow and Allen aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Those three have combined for all 6 AFC Champ apps the last three years, 7 in 4 years and 8 in 5 (Tannehill in 19 and Brady in 18).
Yeah, I'm going to guess this will be similar. I kind of feel bad for the rest of the QBs in the AFC, because the conference is loaded with young talent.
Herbert- does he repeat Philip Rivers and be good, but always on the outside looking in?
Jackson- if he stays, he's on one of the best run, well coached organizations in the sport
Tua- he's shown what he can do when healthy and has weapons
Pickett- may never be great, but his coach has never had a losing season, so he will get his shots
Lawrence- a better prospect than all of them, now has good coaching, but tough place to win
And that doesn't include young guys like Watson (who has a passing title last time he played a full season) or the 1-2 picks in the draft that will potentially be QBs in Indianapolis and Houston or potentially the Jets if they can somehow make something out of Zach Wilson.