Where Raiders QB Derek Carr ranks in the NFL after free agency

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders greets Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs before the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders greets Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs before the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 8, 2021, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 8, 2021, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Ranking every starting quarterback in the NFL after 2022 Free Agency

Pick Analysis. QB. 21. player. Scouting Report. . Justin Fields . 57

The fourth QB selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, Fields was forced to endure a season with Matt Nagy as his head coach. Originally named the backup to Andy Dalton, he started ten games last season while battling broken ribs and Covid-19. In addition to all of this, his weapons were subpar for much of the season.

Despite this, Fields displayed some skills reminiscent of a franchise quarterback. With tremendous poise and arm talent, the Bears appear to have a franchise quarterback on their hands. The counting stats were not overly impressive with 1,870 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and ten interceptions, it was clear Fields has something special.

In 2022, Fields will be playing under a new offensive coordinator with Luke Getsy. Most recently the passing game coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, he should represent an upgrade as a play-caller for the young quarterback. While the weapons still leave much to be desired, Fields should continue to take steps forward in 2022.