LINK Three of the five quarterbacks drafted in the first round started Sunday.
New England’s Mac Jones had the best showing, although it came in a losing effort as the Patriots fell to the Dolphins 17-16. Jones completed 29 of 39 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown for a 102.6 passer rating.
In the showdown between new Jets quarterback Zach Wilson and the old one, it was the Carolina Panthers and Sam Darnold winning 19-14. Wilson was 20 of 37 for 258 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick, fell in a big hole early for Jacksonville and wound up at 28 of 51 for 332 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in a loss to the Houston Texans.
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan had Trey Lance on the same plan as Justin Fields. Lance got four snaps, one a 5-yard touchdown pass and three carries that totaled 2 yards in a victory at Detroit.
The 2021 QB class, only the third time five quarterbacks have been selected in the first round, will be debated weekly. Try not to ride the roller coaster and get caught making knee-jerk reactions. The quarterback development game is a marathon.