30. Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams
2016 stats: 112-for-205 (54.6%), 1,089 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, 7 interception
Chances of starting Week 1 in 2017: 99.9%
After 10 brutal weeks of Case Keenum-led football, it was difficult to determine whether Goff won the starting job, or was handed it by default. Based on seven weeks of horrific football, it certainly seems to be the latter. Goff barely completed 50 percent of his passes playing in a painfully conservative offense, and faces a crucial offseason. The hiring of head coach/quarterback whisperer Sean McVay should help, as Goff has a long road ahead to proving worthy of being drafted No. 1 overall in 2016. Playing in a spread system in college made Goff’s transition to the pros much more difficult, but with decent mobility and a strong/accurate arm, Goff should only move up this list in the coming years.
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29. Robert Griffin III – Cleveland Browns
2016 stats: 87-for-147 (59.2%), 886 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 31 carries, 190 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns
Chances of starting Week 1 in 2017: 40%
The memories of RG3’s Rookie of the Year award fade further into oblivion each season, as the former Heisman Trophy winner looks like a shell of his former self. Unable to evade pass rushers and incredibly inaccurate on short-to-intermediate throws, Griffin’s days as a starting quarterback in the NFL are numbered. The fact that he doesn’t rank last on this list seems to be a minor miracle, but thanks to atrocious play from three inexperienced signal callers, Griffin III narrowly sneaks into the top 30. As soon as the Browns figure out a long-term solution at quarterback, Griffin III will strictly be seen on the sidelines holding a clipboard.
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