Much maligned Mark Sanchez has been up and then down on the popularity and celebrity ratings within New York sports fans ranks in the past couple of years. I’ve read from several sources that this is his last year (as well as Rex Ryan’s) to prove himself as the franchise quarterback. This train of thought got me to thinking, how many teams in the NFL are in this same situation this year? These are the signal callers reported to be possibly moving teams after this season.
Brandon Weeden. While Weeden was a rookie this past year, it’s been reported recently that Cleveland may look to either get another starter to take his spot, or outright trade or cut him. While this is just pure speculation, due to his Chris Weinke-like age entering the season he could be on the way out.
Pros: Arm strength, Height, accuracy.
Cons: Age, inconsistency.
Philip Rivers. While it may be hard to believe, just this week reports have sprouted everywhere that the annual early exiting Chargers may be getting rid of Rivers. His large contract, inability to win big games, and his sometimes immature behavior, have some saying he may be at the end of his run.
Pros: Can make all throws, talent level, Age, Consistency, experience
Cons: Maturity level, leadership ability, inability to win under pressure
Blaine Gabbert. “Blame Gabbert” is another young quarterback that may have started too early on a team lacking any real wideouts to throw to. Jacksonville should look to build and put weapons around him on offense. If they do not, they may look to put a new quarterback in the starting line up next year.
Pros : Youth, athleticism
Cons: Talent & ability still in question