NFL.com released its ranking of all 57 quarterbacks to start NFL games this season. The editors of the flagship website for the league created a composite rankings of quarterbacks to start a game from first through 57th. The rankings weren’t kind of former West Virginia and rookie Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier https://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001101720/article/qb-index-ranking-every-quarterback-to-start-a-game-in-2019.
Grier came in dead last, ranking 57th out of the 57 quarterbacks listed. Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, the 2020 NFL MVP, and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowl LIV MVP, were tied for first in the rankings.
Finishing just ahead of Grier was N.Y. Jets third string quarterback Luke Falk at No. 56.
Grier started the last two games of the season for Carolina, replacing second-year quarterback Kyle Allen in Week 16. Allen (ranked 36th) replaced Panthers longtime starter Cam Newton (40th) as the starter in the third game after Newton suffered what ended up as a season-ending injury.
Grier completed 53.8 percent of his passes for 228 yards, no touchdown and four interceptions. He left the game with a foot injury in the Panthers season finale. It was a disastrous last game for Grier. He went 1-for-8, threw a pick-six interception, lost a fumble and was sacked five times.
The Panthers lost both of Grier’s starts by 32 points.