With Brian Hoyer taking back the starting job he lost to Ryan Mallett three quarters into the season, and different sides of the Cleveland Browns championing either Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel, quarterback controversies continue to pop up around the league. So which team could be next to suffer a controversial quarterback change?
Sam Bradford hasn’t looked comfortable and doesn’t seem fully recovered after missing all of last season with knee injuries. How long does Bradford need to struggle before backup Mark Sanchez gets a chance? Sanchez is healthier than Bradford and already has a year of experience in Chip Kelly’s system. Sanchez also played pretty well last season in relief of the injured Nick Foles, and almost had Philly in the playoffs. With the whole team struggling, maybe Sanchez can give football’s most important position some stability.
Kirk Cousins has been decent in four games for the Redskins, but Colt McCoy is waiting in the wings if Cousins becomes ineffective for an extended stretch of games. Washington probably won’t risk using RG3 so that they can try to ship him out of town before the trade deadline. As was the case last season, the Redskins could see a constant rotation at quarterback.
San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick looks to have regressed once again. In a simplified system designed to help him, Kaepernick threw four interceptions, including two pick sixes, against Arizona and couldn’t put the 49ers in a position to score a touchdown in a 17-3 loss to Green Bay. The trouble is, backup Blaine Gabbert doesn’t inspire much more confidence than Kaepernick.
New York Jets
Ryan Fitzpatrick has performed well so far and has the Jets looking like playoff contenders for the most part – but he threw three interceptions in a messy loss against the Eagles. Geno Smith has recovered from a broken jaw sustained in a fight in training camp, and could re-take the starting job if Fitzpatrick has a string of poor games. But could Geno sustain a playoff push?
Brandon Weeden only needs to keep the Cowboys at .500 until Tony Romo returns. But after losing the lead in two consecutive losses going into Sunday’s game against the Patriots, Weeden could be at risk from being benched for veteran backup Matt Cassel.
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