Teams that we aren’t really sure about their quarterback situation
Nine teams fit into this category which isn’t surprising since the level of quarterback play has declined significantly in the last few seasons. This is a really nebulous group. These quarterbacks have done just enough to get by in the past, or they had their first decent season in 2015. Dak Prescott might get some time to play for these teams, but a solid season in 2016 might make the team give a big contract to their quarterback, and then Dak is stuck on the bench for most of his career.
- New York Jets
- Ryan Fitzpatrick had a decent season for the Jets. He did enough to earn the starting job for next season, but the Jets might roll will with him for the next five if he plays well. Too much uncertainty.
- Buffalo Bills
- Tyrod Taylor showed flashes he could be a really good quarterback in the NFL. But he also showed he can make a bunch of mistakes. Who knows what Buffalo will do with their quarterback.
- Miami Dolphins
- The Dolphins haven’t put Ryan Tanneyhill under a good enough coach to know if he is any good or not. So how long they go with him is tough to figure out right now.
- Baltimore Ravens
- Joe Flacco had the one really good season where he led the Ravens to the Super Bowl. Other than that, he’s been pretty tough to figure out.
- Houston Texans
- Is Brian Hoyer the answer for the Texans? Probably not, but as long as the Texans win, they could stick with him for a while.
- Washington Redskins
- The same thing I said about Brian Hoyer can be applied to Kirk Cousins.
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Sam Bradford was a terrible fit for Chip Kelly’s offense. But Kelly is gone, and the Eagles might give Bradford a chance for a year or two with a new coach.
- Detroit Lions
- Matthew Stafford was really good his first few years. Ever since then, he seems to be declining. It’s hard to tell how much longer the Lions will stick with Stafford.
- Chicago Bears
- Jay Cutler seemed like a pretty safe bet to be looking for a new job in 2016. But he finally put together a nice season for the Bears, even if it didn’t pay off with a berth in the postseason. Is this a sign of things to come?
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