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Feb 10, 2024
4:24:36pm
krindorr Playmaker
1st Round QBs on Rookie Deals (since 2011 when rookie deals became a real thing)

Can't really compare how QBs drafted before that played out their rookie deal since the deals varied widely before that point

 

GROUP 1: Signed extension with original team; true franchise QB

  • Cam Newton (2011, Panthers)
  • Andrew Luck (2012, Colts)
  • Patrick Mahomes (2017, Chiefs)
  • Deshaun Watson (2017, Texans)
  • Josh Allen (2018, Bills)
  • Lamar Jackson (2018, Ravens)
  • Joe Burrow (2020, Bengals)
  • Justin Herbert (2020, Chargers)
  • Jordan Love (2020, Packers) - provisionally, could still end up in Group 2

 

GROUP 2: Signed extension with original team; but team regretted it

  • Ryan Tannehill (2012, Dolphins)
  • Blake Bortles (2014, Jaguars)
  • Jared Goff (2016, Rams)
  • Carson Wentz (2016, Eagles)
  • Kyler Murray (2019, Cardinals)
  • Daniel Jones (2019, Giants)

 

GROUP 3: Finished original contract but wasn't extended with original team

  • Jake Locker* (2011, Titans)
  • Christian Ponder (2011, Vikings)
  • Robert Griffin III (2012, Redskins)
  • EJ Manuel (2013, Bills)
  • Teddy Bridgewater (2014, Vikings)
  • Jameis Winston** (2015, Buccaneers)
  • Marcus Mariota** (2015, Titans)
  • Mitchell Trubisky (2016, Bears)
  • Baker Mayfield*** (2018, Browns)

 

GROUP 4: Traded while on rookie deal (includes some dead cap hit)

  • Blaine Gabbert (2011, Jaguars)
  • Sam Darnold** (2018, Jets)
  • Josh Rosen# (2018, Cardinals)
  • Trey Lance (2021, 49ers)
  • Justin Fields (2021, Bears)
  • Mac Jones (2021, Patriots)
  • Kenny Pickett (2022, Steelers)

 

GROUP 5: Cut on rookie deal (with dead cap hit)

  • Brandon Weeden (2012, Browns)
  • Johnny Manziel* (2014, Browns)
  • Paxton Lynch (2016, Broncos)
  • Josh Rosen# (2018, Cardinals -> Dolphins)
  • Dwayne Haskins (2019, Redskins)

 

TBD

  • Tua Tagovailoa (2020 Dolphins): likely to join Group 1 or 2 this off-season. 
  • Trevor Lawrence (2021, Jaguars): likely to joing Group 1 or 2, but some outside chance of Group 3
  • Zach Wilson (2021, Jets): thought he'd be group 4, but looking more and more like he'll be Group 5
  • 2023 Quarterbacks (Young, Stroud, Richardson): Looks bad for Young, OK for Richardson, great for Stroud but too early to say much with certainty 



* Out of the league after rookie deal

** Also played on 5th year option as part of rookie deal

*** Mayfield had his 5th year option exercised, but was traded before playing it out. Because he played out the original 4 year rookie deal with his original team, he falls in this category 

# Rosen managed to be both traded AND cut on his rookie deal, meaning two teams moved on from him while he took up money on their books

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