2023 NFL preseason: Ranking rookie QB Week 3 performances as Bryce Young, Aidan O’Connell lead the way

The 2023 NFL Draft was one of the most prolific quarterback drafts in NFL history. Fourteen rookie passers were selected, with a record 12 flying off the boards in the first five rounds in Kansas City. Just about all of them have dipped their toes in NFL waters thanks to their preseason action. While preseason production isn’t the end-all, be-all in determining who will have a lasting professional football career, here’s a look at how far some of the newbie signal-callers fared in their first NFL offseason by ranking their preseason finales. 

Notes: Lions third-round pick Hendon Hooker is not included. He remains on the Non-Football Injury List while recovering from a college ACL tear and isn’t expected to play this preseason. Titans second-round pick Will Levis is not included. He missed the Titans’ Week 3 game against the Patriots with a thigh injury.

2023 NFL Draft: 128th overall (fourth round)
Week 3 performance: 4-9, 14 passing yards, two interceptions (pick-six), 12.0 passer rating in 41-0 loss at Broncos

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