Post Week 5 Rookie QB power rankings: Davis Mills soars

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The Rookie QB power rankings are always a great source for debate.

With the recent success of rookie quarterbacks, the decision many franchises have had to make was the tried and true “sit or start?”. It wasn’t always like that, with the last great starting quarterback who sat the longest (Aaron Rodgers) having to watch Brett Favre for a few years.

Rookie quarterback hype really started in 2008, when Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco began their careers with instant success, both making the playoffs. From that point on, it’s been about getting your franchise QB to play. This year’s starting rookies are under the same umbrella, with high expectations already.

This is the first rookie quarterback rankings of the year we’ve done here at Toro Times, so the criteria used will simply be the last game played by each of these first-year passers.

Number five in the Rookie QB power rankings:

vs Falcons (London). 5. player. 30. Season Stats. . 19/32, 192, 1 INT. ZachWilson

What happened, Mr. Wilson? After a huge win over the Tennessee Titans in overtime the week prior, Jets fans were hoping for the best from Wilson as it looked like he may have turned the corner.

That couldn’t have been further from the truth, as Wilson was either jetlagged to oblivion or the Atlanta Falcons defense stymied him back down to earth. Rookie quarterbacks are going to struggle- that is not anything new.

It’s just a shame that Wilson bottomed out so well after a sterling performance the week prior. Of course, all of the injuries don’t help, but that was a winnable game late and it slipped from their grasp. Bottom of the rankings for Wilson and the Jets.