The NFL has admitted that it aggressively enforces the rule versus roughing the passer to make certain utmost quarterback health and fitness, considering that it is quarterbacks who make games powerful — and in flip make big Tv set audiences.
Even with those initiatives, the Cardinals’ selection to go with properly-traveled David “Mister Plow” Blough more than Trace McSorley on Sunday from the Falcons signifies that the NFL will have had 64 distinctive commencing quarterbacks via 17 weeks. As observed by Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, that ties the non-strike-time report set in 2007.
Eleven teams have had only a person setting up quarterback all calendar year prolonged: the Costs, Bengals, Jaguars, Chiefs, Chargers, Giants, Vikings, Packers, Lions, Buccaneers, and Seahawks.
It is not all about accidents. The Browns shifted from Jacoby Brissett to Deshaun Watson soon after Watson’s suspension ended. The Colts designed a organization decision pertaining to Matt Ryan (two times), and the Raiders lately designed a organization selection relating to Derek Carr. Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky was eventually benched, as was Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Nonetheless, most of the 7 days One particular starters who missed one or more games did so due to injury. And then, for a number of teams backups have been injured, as well. The Cardinals are now on their fourth starter. Nine groups have begun 3 different quarterbacks: the 49ers, Titans, Jets, Colts, Dolphins, Patriots, Rams, Panthers, and Texans.
No, it is not best for the NFL. The following query will become irrespective of whether teams will have their major quarterbacks for the postseason. The 49ers won’t. The Eagles quite possibly (but not probably) won’t. The Titans, if they make it, won’t. The Ravens maybe will not. The Dolphins perhaps will not, if they qualify.