Quarterback is arguably the most important position in all of sports, which is why NFL teams are so desperate to find elite talent at the position.
Is one player just average?
Well, a new one could always be brought in and the cycle continues until greatness is found.
A new season means a chance to see which quarterbacks will step up and change the narrative surrounding themselves and their team.
For one reason or another, here are three quarterbacks looking to make a statement Sunday.
3. Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers love to create drama at the quarterback position and did so again in 2020 by drafting Jordan Love in the first round.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) September 11, 2021
Things got so tense this offseason there was even discussion about Aaron Rodgers retiring to go host a game show.
Yes, it was that bad.
But the two sides worked things out, even if 2021 could be his final season in town.
Rodgers was the MVP a season ago and wants to come out again and prove to the Packers front office that they keep making the same mistake over and over.
2. Carson Wentz
Should Carson Wentz be considered a bust so far?
Colts' HC Frank Reich confirms that Carson Wentz will be starting this Sunday vs the Seahawks pic.twitter.com/6rB9acKPwe
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 10, 2021
His legacy is an odd one and fans in Philadelphia may not know how to answer the above question.
While Wentz did show flashes of greatness, it was Nick Foles who ultimately guided the team to a Super Bowl title.
Wentz is now getting a second NFL life with the Indianapolis Colts and is set to start after having foot surgery not too long ago.
The team got competent play from Philip Rivers a year ago, but that was on a one-year situation.
Wentz now has the chance to come in and prove he can have success and ultimately retire as a Colt many years from now.
1. Baker Mayfield
The former No. 1 overall pick is realistically next in line, alongside Lamar Jackson, and a Week 1 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on the road would be perhaps the biggest statement in the NFL.
He certainly believes he is the franchise guy in Cleveland and many fans feel the same.
The front office now needs some final proof, putting the signal-caller’s entire 2021 season into focus.
To be the best, you must beat the best.
And it would not get much better than taking down Patrick Mahomes in Week 1 in his home stadium.