The NFL is filled with young quarterbacks all around the league in 2021.
That means a lot of mistakes are going to be made and ugly box scores will jump off the page.
Two young signal-callers in particular had a rough day in the early slate of Week 2 games.
One was better than the other, but if the final result for both was a loss then that is all that ends up mattering in the end.
2. Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow returned in Week 1 and was great in an overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Things changed in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears, even though Burrow did throw two touchdowns.
The problem came with his three interceptions.
But it was not simply three interceptions spread throughout the game.
No, they came on three consecutive pass attempts.
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Joe Burrow tried to tackle him on the goal line.
— ESPN (@espn) September 19, 2021
The Cincinnati Bengals were trailing 10-3 in the fourth quarter and needed Burrow to step up.
He instead proceeded to throw a pick-six to Roquan Smith to make it 17-3.
The Bengals got the ball back and Burrow immediately threw it to the Bears defense on his next attempt.
At this point, Justin Fields was in the game so the Bengals were able to force a three-and-out.
As everyone knows, a third Burrow interception followed and it led to a Bears field goal to make it 20-3.
He did lead two touchdown drives after that, but it was too late.
This served as a reminder to NFL fans in general that Burrow still lacks a ton of experience in his second season.
1. Zach Wilson
The New York Jets made Zach Wilson the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and slotted him in as the starter right away.
To say he has struggled would be an understatement.
Wilson tossed four interceptions in Week 2 in a blowout loss to the New England Patriots.
At time of his fourth interception of the day, Zach Wilson had the same number of completions. pic.twitter.com/6PCPLUf8yR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 19, 2021
The first came on his first passing attempt of the game.
In Burrow fashion, his second interception came one attempt later.
He tossed a third in the first half and somehow the Jets still entered halftime trailing only 13-3.
But a fourth came right out of halftime and the Jets defense could just no longer keep up.
Struggles are to be expected from Wilson and he did only have one interception in Week 1.
Going up against a Bill Belichick defense is no easy task for a rookie, so Wilson needs to learn from this and rebound next week against the Denver Broncos.