2020 NFL Season: Key season ahead for third-year quarterbacks

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Lamar Jackson, 2020 NFL season

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)

The 2020 NFL season will be an important one for many players, especially year three quarterbacks from the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 2020 NFL season is underway. Every team is ready with new hopes, expectations, and dreams of a title. The Kansas City Chiefs started their quest for a repeat with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans. Now, the rest of the league gets ready to prove that they can join the Chiefs at 1-0 after the first week.

There are a lot of storylines to keep track of as this season goes on, but for five individuals, this is a big season. We are talking about the 2018 quarterback class, a class that has been a whirlwind after two seasons.

Back in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield first overall to the shock of many. Most thought it would be Sam Darnold (who went to the Jets two picks later via trade up), but then-general manager John Dorsey released the true info on draft day.

After Mayfield and Darnold, the Buffalo Bills were up next in taking a quarterback, moving way up to number seven overall to select Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. The pick was questioned immediately, as Allen possessed the tools, but lacked a lot of refinement.

The Arizona Cardinals were up next, moving up five spots to number 10 overall to select Josh Rosen out of UCLA. Rosen said that the Cardinals made the right call and that the nine previous picks would regret passing on him.

The Baltimore Ravens finished it up, selecting Lamar Jackson at 32 overall to finish up the first round. Jackson, a great athlete, had plenty of upside as a passer.

Two years later, where are we on these guys? Let’s break down each player relative to their notes coming out of college and what year three should be for them.

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