There are plenty of peaks and valleys within an NFL season, but the latter often paves the way for progress. Such was the case in Week 4 for this season's class of rookie quarterbacks.
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' victory over the New England Patriots capped Tom Brady's return to old stomping grounds, this year's rookie signal-callers continued making strides in charting their own paths at the pro level.
Let's check in to examine how these promising quarterbacks are coming along at the near-quarter mark of the 2021 season.
2021 overall pick: First
Game result: 24-21 loss at Cincinnati Bengals
Stat line: 17-for-24, 204 passing yards, 0 passing TDs, 0 INTs, 82.