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NY Jets: Power ranking Zach Wilson and the rookie QBs though 5 weeks

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2. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

As the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and one of the most hyped quarterback prospects in years, expectations were understandably high for Trevor Lawrence in his rookie season.

It would be unfair to say he's fallen short of those expectations, but he's certainly had his fair share of ups and downs. Of the quarterbacks on this list, his season is probably most comparable to Zach Wilson's.

Lawrence has made some wow throws and looks the part of a future star at the position. But the turnovers and mistakes have been commonplace as well.

He leads the NFL in turnover-worthy plays and has eight interceptions through five games. Still, Lawrence has thrived when given time in the pocket and has looked good enough to convince you that he's the real deal, despite the fact that he's Pro Football Focus' worst-graded quarterback through Week 5.

The next step for him will be cutting down on the turnovers and picking up his first win.

1. Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots

Mac Jones has been the clear frontrunner for lists like these pretty much since the start of the season. He hasn't lit up stat sheets or made highlight reels, but he's played efficient, competent football.

And for the most part, that's more than you could say for the other rookie quarterbacks around the league.

He leads all rookies with a highly efficient 71.1 completion percentage and an 86.4 passer rating. Of course, he's been aided by a simplistic game plan that hasn't asked him to do too much.

But Jones is doing what he's asked to do. There have been a few speed bumps along the way (Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints being a low point), but Jones has easily been the most consistent of the rookie quarterbacks.

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And that's enough to land him at No. 1 on this list.

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