NFL Power Rankings: Quarterbacks entering the summer

Oct 23, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass in warmups before a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass in warmups before a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

28. Trevor Siemian

Trevor Siemian had an average year for Denver, but the presence of first-round pick Paxton Lynch could mean he’ll soon be out of the job. Having Chad Kelly in the building and the rumors of Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo in the offseason are another sign the organization lacks confidence in Siemian.

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27. Deshaun Watson

With little competition in Houston Deshaun Watson could be the only rookie quarterback to start week one this year. Bill O’Brien’s playbook is certainly more challenging than Clemson’s, and the transition period for Watson could be rocky.

O’Brien finally has a guy he can hang his hat on and build the Texans roster into more than a one-game playoff team.

26. Brian Hoyer

San Francisco appears to be looking at the 2018 offseason for their next quarterback, whether it be in the draft or free agency. Considering next year’s talent is infinitely better than last year’s, the 49ers made a smart decision signing veteran Brian Hoyer.

While not the flashiest starter, Hoyer gets the job done (when healthy) and could keep the 49ers in more games this season.

25. Blake Bortles

Questions surrounding Blake Bortles’ future clouded the Jaguars offseason, but Tom Coughlin exercising Bortles’ fifth-year option made it clear he’s the guy.

With Leonard Fournette improving the running game, a stronger offensive line, and the acquisition of more young receivers, Bortles has no excuses entering his fourth season.