Fourth-tier borderline starters:
Jameis Winston probably sticks out here in terms of production and if you look at his analytics, you could put him in the top-25. This is an area where his 30 turnovers hurt him, despite big production otherwise. He may have played his way out of a starting job now that his rookie deal is expiring and he is forcing more passes by the year.
Many of this year’s rookies are in this category and need more than one year to determine which tier they will ultimately end up in.
Ryan Fitzpatrick seems to always end up starting wherever he lands but despite his intellect, his production and analytics land him outside the top-25 when combined with his lack of consistency as a top-20 performer.
Players like Joe Flacco have seemingly played their way out of a starting job while still in the top-30 quarterbacks in all statistical measures. Marcus Mariota hasn’t had the length of career but has performed well when he has been healthy. Nick Foles finds himself falling out of starter consideration after his incredible run with the Philadelphia Eagles two years ago but he had a poor showing in Jacksonville, ultimately ceding his job to rookie Gardner Minshew.