Heading into Week 4 in the NFL, there are plenty of players that need to step up.
Especially, the players in the most important position.
The NFL is a QB-driven league and there are plenty of QBs playing poorly.
Here are three quarterbacks that are not living up to expectations this season.
Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears traded up to 11th overall in the 2021 NFL draft to select Justin Fields.
That is looking like a bad move through Fields’ first 15 games of his career.
Fields has been terrible in 2022.
Highest pct of passes that are off-target in 2022
Justin Fields 28.6%
Trey Lance 25.8%
Cooper Rush 22.7%
Baker Mayfield 21.4% pic.twitter.com/mVlI5G0ZCy
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) September 20, 2022
In three games the Bears have only trusted him to throw 45 passes.
He has 297 yards passing, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Also, his 51.1% completion percentage ranks last amongst NFL starters.
It is hard to have optimism for anything Fields has done this season.
He is supposed to be the franchise QB in Chicago, yet they do not let him even throw the ball.
At some point, the Bears have to find out what they have in Fields.
Either it will go well and they can feel confident about him in the future or it will go poorly and the Bears will need to be in the market for a new QB.
Fields showed great passing ability in college so it is curious as to why he has had no success throwing the ball this year.
But, his inability to live up to the first-round pick expectations is disappointing.
Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts
The Colts decided to trade Carson Wentz in the offseason with the idea that Matt Ryan would be an upgrade.
Ryan has looked like anything but an upgrade this year.
The Colts are 1-1-1 including tying the Texans and getting shut out by the Jaguars.
The 37-year-old QB just seems to not have anything left in the tank.
Ryan has thrown for 769 yards in three games including three touchdowns and four interceptions.
His 42.7 QBR ranks 23rd in the NFL.
The Colts moved off Wentz because he was turnover prone.
Unfortunately for them, Ryan looks like the same thing.
Other than the four interceptions, the former MVP leads the NFL in fumbles with seven.
— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) September 27, 2022
He has no mobility so getting away from opposing pass rushers is a major problem.
Indianapolis thought adding Ryan would make them a Super Bowl contender.
Instead, they will have to struggle just to make the playoffs.
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
In one of the biggest moves in recent years, the Denver Broncos acquired QB Russell Wilson from the Seahawks in the offseason.
Wilson was expected to come in and be the savior of the franchise they have not had quality QB play since Peyton Manning left.
Instead, Wilson has looked bad through three weeks.
Geno Smith is 10th in QBR this season. Russell Wilson is 21st.
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) September 26, 2022
Despite the 2-1 record, Denver has one of the worst scoring offenses in the NFL through three weeks.
Wilson has thrown two touchdowns and one interception in three games and has a career-low 59.4% completion.
Anything short of the playoffs would be a major disappointment for the Broncos this year.
Wilson needs to pick up his play and show the Broncos that he is worth the $242 million that they gave him before the season.