3 NFL quarterbacks that will raise competition in the AFC in 2022

NFL 2022 Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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NFL Free Agency: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos poses with his jersey alongside (L) General Manager George Paton and Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett following an introductory press conference at UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The AFC has seen its fair share of quarterbacks come and go during the 2022 NFL offseason. Who should you keep an eye on for next season?

Innovation has become the theme for many franchises during this off-season. While prospects prepare for the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28th, veteran players have found new locker rooms to call home.

The thought of playing behind a rookie gunslinger has caused franchises like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Denver Broncos to seek quarterback replacements in the free-agent market.

A slew of early off-season transactions has given the league a new identity, shuffling the deck of destinations for many star players. As fans prepare to familiarize themselves with the updated roster, quarterbacks in the AFC must prepare for the intense regular season.

NFL 2022: QBs that will raise the level of competition in the AFC

Russell Wilson: Seattle Seahawks to Denver Broncos

Nathaniel Hackett and his coaching staff are excited about their newest acquisition. After years without a prominent leader at the helm, the Broncos finally have their next John Elway.

The addition of Russell Wilson will give first-year offensive coordinator Justin Outten a chance to show his offensive brilliance. Former starter Teddy Bridgewater left Wilson and Outten a solid place to begin tenure.

His 3,000 yards passing last season helped the Broncos develop their new identity as a rising AFC contender.’

Playing behind an elite quarterback enhances the odds of success in the NFL. Since joining the league in 2012, Wilson has shown how much of an asset he is while on the field. His 37,065 career yards passing helped the Seattle Seahawks become a contending franchise.

Wilson’s decision to relocate to the Mile High city has changed how his teammates approach next season. Receivers like Jerry Jeudy desires to build a connection with his new All-Pro quarterback.