22. Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins)
• Cumulative ranking: 22.67
• Highest ranking: 20
• Lowest ranking: 26
The rankings were pretty consistent for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Most agreed that he was a below-average QB who played well enough to keep him out of the league's basement, but lacked the ceiling to be any higher than 20th.
Tagovailoa was forced into a difficult situation this season. On top of dealing with persistent trade rumors, he was forced to play behind the worst offensive line in the NFL.
The Miami coaching staff attempted to play to his strengths and coach around his team's weaknesses by employing an RPO-heavy offense, but that system might have simply inflated his numbers.
Tagovailoa is clearly on his last legs in Miami, and while the organization says they're committed to him, their prior actions suggest otherwise.
T-20. Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns)
• Cumulative ranking: 26.00
• Highest ranking: 16
• Lowest ranking: 25
Another tie here between Baker Mayfield and the next quarterback on our list. Hampered by injuries in 2021, Mayfield put together arguably the worst year of his NFL career.
Mayfield finished with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 14 starts while playing through a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The injury has to be taken into account, but Mayfield was just straight-up not good this season.
Some voters accepted the injury excuse more than others with one even ranking him as high as 16th. Others weren't as forgiving.
2022 will be a make-or-break season for the former No. 1 overall pick as he looks to prove he's the guy the Browns should build around.