NFL: Predicting the 2020 stats for each QB in the AFC South

Deshaun Watson, Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Titans
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Traditionally considered one of the weaker divisions in the NFL, the AFC South has actually produced three separate teams that played in the AFC Championship Game in the past three years. Though the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, and Tennessee Titans may not be the odds-on favorites for the Lombardi trophy in 2020, they feature a competitive array of signal-callers.

There has been plenty of change at the quarterback spot in the AFC South as of late. The most recent of these shifts features Philip Rivers signing with the Colts in free agency earlier this offseason after the Los Angeles Chargers elected to move on from him.

Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson sets the tone for the Texans as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks but will be playing without DeAndre Hopkins in the mix. As for the Titans, they signed Ryan Tannehill to a long-term extension and the Jaguars will be rolling with Gardner Minshew in the starting role.

NFL.com recently ranked each division in terms of projected QB play for the 2020 season and placed the AFC South at sixth out of eight. This may seem low, but the group includes three Pro-Bowlers, three first round draft picks, the NFL’s sixth most prolific passer in touchdowns and yards all-time, and one of the best mustaches in the league.

How will each of these QBs fare in the upcoming NFL season?