Grading NFL’s next generation of quarterbacks: Trey Lance flashes for 49ers, Joe Burrow sharp again

Joe Burrow went bananas, especially in the second half, against the Chiefs in a down-to-the-wire win over Kansas City in Week 17. In a much more low-profile game, Trey Lance showcased many of the abilities that made him the No. 3 overall pick in April in his spot start for the 49ers in a convincing victory over the Texans.

There were nine quarterbacks selected in the past two NFL Draft classes that saw considerable playing time — more than 10 pass attempts — in Week 16.

Let’s dive deep into the individual efforts of each quarterback and assign a grade on a per-snap basis, taking every individual aspect of their performance into account.

Best Throws: 

Early in the game, he eluded a free rusher and found a target for five yards. Great improvisation.In the second, he avoided another sack and scrambled for three yards.His first touchdown to Ja’Marr Chase was perfectly placed near the front right pylon.In the fourth, he dropped one in the bucket to Tee Higgins for a big gain.The five-yard touchdown to give the Bengals the lead in the fourth quarter was thrown with perfect touch and placement to Tyler Boyd.The 35-yard strike to Chase down the…..

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