Day: October 5, 2021

NFL Week 4 rookie QB grades: Mac Jones looks serviceable; Zach Wilson, Justin Fields flash

Contrary to what a dictionary might tell you, “rookie” is actually spelled P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E.

Through three weeks, the 2021 NFL rookie quarterback class looked extremely average at times. The kids took a big step forward in Week 4, with Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields and Mac Jones putting forth their best efforts. Elsewhere, Trey Lance and Davis Mills played about how well as you’d expect, given their situations.

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Fields had the biggest mountain to climb coming off a poor starting debut in Week 3. He and the Bears would pick up a much-needed win over the Lions, pushing their record to 2-2 and giving the Chicago faithful a small peek into the future

The rookie QB class course-corrected some in Week 4. Here’s how it shook out:

Week 4 rookie QB grades

Davis Mills: F

Stats: 11/21, 87 yards, no touchdowns,

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