The playoffs of the 2021 season of the NFL They are just days away from starting and one of the most surprising data is the number of quarterbacks that will debut this instance.
For the American Conference, the debutants will be Derek Carrof the Las Vegas Raiders; Joe Burrowof the Cincinnati Bengals; Y Mac Jones of the New England Patriots. Carr and Burrow will meet in the Wild Card opener, while Jones will visit Buffalo to play the Bills.
Meanwhile, only two elements will debut at the National Conference: Kyler Murray, of the Arizona Cardinals, and Jalen Hurtsof the Philadelphia Eagles. Both Murray and Hurts will have difficult duels in the Wild Card Round as they will face difficult teams led by Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady, respectively.
Derek Carr/Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr is the most experienced player to make his postseason debut. The 30-year-old was drafted in the second round of the 2014 Draft and is in his eighth season as a professional.
The youngest of the Carr brothers could have played in the postseason during the 2016 season, in the Wild Card round against the Houston Texans, but a leg fracture prevented him. His place was taken by Connor Cook.
In his lifetime, the Fresno State alumnus has 31,700 yards, 193 touchdowns and 85 interceptions after completing 65 percent of his throws in 127 professional games.
Joe Burrow/Cincinnati Bengals
After being drafted with the first overall pick in the 2020 Draft and undergoing knee ligament surgery, Joe Burrow to make his first playoff appearance at age 25.
The Ames, Iowa native has shone in 2021, throwing for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Additionally, he has completed 70.4 percent of his pitches and led the Bengals to their first division crown since 2015.
Mac Jones/New England Patriots
Of the rookie quarterbacks in 2021, Mac Jones was the one who reached the best possible situation when he was drafted by Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.. The first-year player will have a rare opportunity when he faces the Bills in the Wild Card round.
The Alabama product, 23 years old on September 5, amassed 3,801 yards, 22 touchdowns, 13 interceptions in his rookie year under an offense where the running game dominated.
Kyler Murray/Arizona Cardinals
Murray is in his third season as a professional after being selected with the first pick of the 2019 Draft. After winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award and two Pro Bowl nominations, the 24-year-old Murray is about to make his playoff debut..
The Oklahoma graduate has 11,480 yards, 70 touchdown passes and 34 interceptions through the air and has 1,786 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns in his career.
Jalen Hurts/Philadelphia Eagles
The latest rookie is Hurts, 23, who was part of the Alabama college program alongside Mac Jones. The native of Houston, Texas, obtained the title in Week 14 of the 2020 season. Since then, he has played 19 games and has won nine of them.
Hurts is the main offensive weapon of Nick Sirianni’s team since in addition to being the starting QB, he is the team’s leading rusher after accumulating 784 yards and 10 touchdowns through that route. In his second season he completed 265 of 43 throws for 3,144 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.