3. Sam Howell, Commanders
It is tough not to be impressed by Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell this season. On one hand, he has taken a lot of sacks that fall on his shoulders and he's also accounted for 16 turnovers, between his 14 picks and two lost fumbles.
On the other hand, though, Howell ranks second in the league in passing yards after Week 13 with 3,466. In his first full season as the team's starter, that is flat-out impressive. What offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been able to do with Howell as such a raw, undeveloped quarterback is astonishing. I think it's safe to say nobody thought he was going to pass this much. But, here we are.
For those who own Howell in fantasy football, you have been pretty happy with how he's fared to this point. But, in his last two games, Howell has not thrown a touchdown pass and has tossed two picks. Just this last week against Miami, Howell threw for a season-low 127 passing yards and completed a season-low 52.2 percent of his passes.
If Howell continues his season-long pace, he'll go well over 4,000 yards passing, which will be quite the feat. But, he still has a ways to go as an NFL quarterback, overall.