Since the Indianapolis Colts traded their first-round pick to acquire defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, the Colts will have to wait until No. 34 in the draft.
Never fear, there will be options at quarterback from the second round to the end.
On Tuesday, the Colts signed Philip Rivers, but do not have a clear plan at quarterback after the 2020 season.
There are a lot of scenarios that could be played out, but these five quarterbacks are options in this year’s draft.
1. Jacob Eason – Washington
The team should look to the draft and consider taking Washington Huskies standout Jacob Eason.
Eason finished 2019 with 3,132 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
The numbers may not be glamorous, but Eason is a pro-style quarterback that would fit into the current offensive schema.
These are the types of throws that excite you about Washington QB Jacob Eason. He has the confidence that he can fit a football through a key hole.
Reminds me a lot of Matthew Stafford. pic.twitter.com/5wEConsRPD
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) November 2, 2019
2. Jake Fromm – Georgia
Fromm used to be a top-10 prospect, but his stock dipped a bit last season.
He is likely going to be a third-round prospect after starting three seasons at Georgia.
After a 2018 season that featured 2,761 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and a passer efficiency rating of 171.3, Fromm’s 2019 stats were good, but not great.
In 2019, Fromm’s completion percentage dropped 7%, and his passer efficiency rating dropped nearly 30 points.
For the season, his stats included 2,860 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes.
One cannot deny his ability to throw the ball downfield though.
Jake Fromm dropped this one right in the bucket 🎯 pic.twitter.com/TnpUhn0Rbn
— ESPN (@espn) January 2, 2020
3. Jordan Love – Utah State
Love just completed his junior season at Utah State, leading the team to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Frisco Bowl.
As a sophomore, Love threw for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns and six interceptions.
However, his production slipped to 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2019.
At the NFL Combine, Love announced he “would love to play for the Colts.”
Jordan Love, QB, Utah State:
• Backyard football thrower
• Easy arm strength
• Pocket Maneuverability (+)
• Multi-pitch pitcher (++)
• Quick flick/fiery throwing motion
• Sky-high confidence (+)
• High risk/reward type of prospect pic.twitter.com/NVnf2x1N8g
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) March 11, 2020
4. Jalen Hurts-Oklahoma
Hurts spent last season with the Sooners, but can be remembered during his time with Alabama.
Before Tua Tagovailo took over, Hurts helped lead the Crimson Tide to a national title.
Thinkin bout Jalen Hurts clutching the W again pic.twitter.com/tLZ6KKU6Bv
— Lunden (@LundenRTR) March 22, 2020
In 2019, Hurts finished the season with 3,851 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
Hurts is projected as a middle-round pick, particularly in the fourth-round.
5. Anthony Gordon – Washington State
How about this darkhorse candidate?
Gordon has not received as much attention compared to the other candidates, but he could be an option in the third-round.
Playing under Mike Leach at Washington State, Gordon knows how to play in an “air-it-out” offense.
The Air Raid offense propelled Gordon to eye-popping numbers.
In 2019, Gordon threw 5,579 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions.
His passing yards were second in the nation to LSU’s Joe Burrow.
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Anthony Gordon with a bonkers throw down the middle of the field for Washington State in the Cheez-It Bowl. Arm talent for days. pic.twitter.com/CSsInajIfy
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) December 28, 2019