I hinted at it before, but I gave up rationalizing the QB market some time ago. High level - I would call this a market correction based on what happened with Tannehill and any other cancerous results on account of Gase.
I would call this an overcorrection.
OarChambo wrote:I don't remember exactly what I wrote over the first few months after he took over, but something along the lines of nothing that happens while he's in charge matters.
Darnold not realizing his potential with Gase and this situation is expected. Darnold being the worst starting QB over a 3 year period is not.
Baker Mayfield set the rookie QB TD record in 14.5 games playing with Hue Jackson and Freddie Kitchens; while throwing to guys like Derrick Willie and Damion Ratley through a multi game stretch of injuries.
Franchise QBs rise above their situations and I can not remember a QB who's played this badly for an extended period that amounted to much of anything in the history of the NFL.
The level of futility this offense has endured under Darnold is being understated.