2021 NFL Draft: Identifying the most quarterback-needy teams

2021 NFL Draft prospect, Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
2021 NFL Draft prospect, Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /

Indianapolis Colts

Current QB Depth Chart: Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett, Jacob Eason

The Indianapolis Colts are moving forward with veteran Philip Rivers as their starting quarterback for the 2020 season. Rivers could easily have some success in the upcoming season, but at 38-years-old, he cannot be considered any sort of long-term option for the team.

The Colts did take Jacob Eason in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Eason is a high-upside talent who was often considered a possible first-round pick throughout much of the draft process. That being said, he is still a fourth-round pick who could easily be off of the roster by this time next year. Unless Eason shows a ton of promise as a rookie, I fully expect the quarterback position to be a major position of interest for the Colts in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Current QB Depth Chart: Garnder Minshew, Mike Glennon, Joshua Dobbs

Minshew Mania is back in full force in Duval this season. After trading Nick Foles over the offseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars are moving forward with Gardner Minshew as their franchise quarterback, at least for the 2020 season.

Minshew showed impressive playmaking ability last season and certainly has a chance to grow into a stable presence at the position. That being said, his overall upside at the quarterback position is relatively limited.

The Jaguars are unlikely to be a good team in 2020 and will probably have a high pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. If they find themselves in a position to snag one of the top-tier quarterbacks, they simply will not be able to pass up the opportunity. Minshew is fun but adding a guy like Lawrence, Fields or Lance would immediately reshape the direction of this franchise. The Jaguars are undoubtedly a team that will be watching these quarterback prospects closely.