28. Taylor Heinicke (Washington Football Team)
• Cumulative ranking: 26.00
• Highest ranking: 18
• Lowest ranking: 32
Votes were pretty split on Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke as well. One voter ranked him dead last in the NFL while another ranked him as more of a middle-of-the-pack QB.
In the end, the truth lied somewhere in the middle. Heinicke stepped in as the starter following Ryan Fitzpatrick's season-ending injury and he performed admirably in his absence.
The former XFL QB finished with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions proving to be just as volatile as the man he took over for. Heinicke likely isn't the long-term answer in Washington, but he's proven he can play in this league.
Expect Heinicke to stick around for a while as a Fitzpatrick-esque backup/fringe starter. His ranking supports that notion.
27. Daniel Jones (New York Giants)
• Cumulative ranking: 25.83
• Highest ranking: 20
• Lowest ranking: 31
I started to notice a trend developing with these bottom-tier quarterbacks. Almost all of them had one voter who was abnormally high on them and another who believe they were close to the worst QB in the league. That continued with Daniel Jones.
Jones started 11 games in his third NFL season before an injury ended his year prematurely. And his replacements, Mike Glennon and later Jake Fromm, made the former sixth overall pick look significantly better in comparison.
Still, it's hard to rank Jones any higher than where we have him here. He threw just 10 touchdowns in 2021 to go along with seven interceptions. His fumble issues have improved, but turnovers remain a concern for the former Duke standout.
Now paired with Brian Daboll, Jones will look to salvage his career — that is, if his organization is willing to give him the chance.