Figuring out the starting and backup quarterback situations for each of the 32 NFL teams in 2021 is a challenge.
However, we decided to take it a step further and predict which three of the 2021 backup quarterbacks will land starting jobs in 2022.
It is so far into the future; there is nothing to lose.
Here are the three.
3. Tyrod Taylor, Backup Quarterback For Houston
This Deshaun Watson situation is not over and done.
He still does not want to be part of the Texans, but his current legal situation probably prohibits him from making many waves to move.
We can then assume Watson will be the starting quarterback for the Texans for the 2021 season.
A year from now, there will be a team who will want to make a trade for Watson, and he will be happy to leave the Texans behind.
Thinking about a few teams with older quarterbacks (over 30), Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Seattle, or Washington could be in the market for a quarterback of Watson’s age and caliber.
Adding another assumption that the Texans get draft picks for Watson, we know the 2022 NFL Draft is not projected to be as quarterback heavy as this past year’s draft was.
So the Texans would draft key positions and build the team in 2022 around Tyrod Taylor.
David Culley on Tyrod Taylor: 'He is here. He's starting to get in the program. I expect him to fall right in and become the same Tyrod Taylor when he was in Baltimore and in Buffalo.'
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 27, 2021
2. Mitch Trubisky, Backup Quarterback For Buffalo
With the right coaching and leadership, Trubisky is an NFL starting quarterback.
The Bills already have their quarterback of the future in Josh Allen.
Barring a serious injury to Allen, Trubisky’s 2021 will be spent largely on the Bills’ bench.
— Monkey Knife Fight 🐵🔪👊💰 (@mkf) May 25, 2021
When his one-year contract is up, teams will be calling.
A team with a quarterback situation that is in flux is the New Orleans Saints.
Some argue that Sean Payton should have looked outside the building for a quarterback in 2021 so it is likely he will do that in 2022.
Crazier things have happened than Mitch Trubisky becoming a member of the New Orleans Saints.
1. Jordan Love, Backup Quarterback For Green Bay
Clearly he is not ready to be the starting quarterback in 2021, or this would already be a done deal.
Love must be worth the trouble and friction that the Packers front office has created with their legendary starter Aaron Rodgers.
Jordan Love sinks it in the net. The Lombardi is coming home. pic.twitter.com/k8o7FyqOFI
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) May 25, 2021
The Packers are showing once again that they do not know how to handle quarterback transitions from the veteran to the young gun.
Brett Favre‘s transition to Rodgers went poorly, and all indications lead to Rodgers’ transition to Love going equally as bad.
Rodgers will play for the Packers in 2021, but the less-than-amicable breakup will happen after the season, paving the way for Love to be the quarterback of the future.
Time will tell if any of these predictions end up coming true.
In the meantime, let’s focus on and enjoy the upcoming 2021 season.NEXT: Realistic Expectations For Justin Fields In His Rookie NFL Season