One thing the fans of Cincinnati should be grateful for this offseason is having the luxury of knowing who are QB is for the season. Other teams do not have this luxury and it has been interesting to see how these QB battles are turning out. Upon hearing the news this morning that Jake Locker was named the starting QB over Matt Hasselbeck, I wanted to take a deeper look into the other QB battles going on during training camps this offseason.
Here is a list of the following QB battles going on this offseason:
First is the battle of Locker and Hasselbeck. I can't say I'm surprised that the Titans went with Locker, because I saw this coming. I am surprised, however, to see that they did it so quickly. I thought it would take until mid season or next offseason for Locker to really get the job.
Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill is an interesting call for the Dolphins to make. Based on the lack of , it could be difficult for team officials to see who is ahead of who. Sure they can look at technique and understanding of the playbook, but they have a bad hand to deal with this season. I think the Dolphins should go with the in the experience here. Matt Moore has proven that he can win some games, including late in the season last year. If they can get him going in the beginning of this season, they could see 6-8 wins this year and build their receiving corps as well as give some confidence to Moore.
Russel Wilson and Matt Flynn may go round and round all year depending on the wins/losses during the season. The hard thing to ignore here is the amount of money Flynn received in the beginning of this season, I think Wilson may start the season on the bench because in the end, the Seahawks need to take a look at their wallets and at least try the kid they spent all that money on,
Weeden won the starting job in Cleveland. The more interesting thing to look at in this scenario is whether or not McCoy will be traded. He can serve as a good backup who can take the starting job if necessary. I would like to see him in a Bengals jersey holding a clipboard, personally. However, he might stay in Cleveland and wait upon the Browns curse to see if Weeden gets hurt. Let's hope both can stay healthy.
Kolb and Skelton is so hard to figure out. Kolb has battled a few minor injuries that let Skelton show off his talents. In the end, Skelton may have impressed at the right time and Kolb might have to fight his way back into the starting role. To me, Skelton has won the job. Kolb still hasn't shown much to anyone.
ESPN Skip Bayless GQ New York Jets have stated that Sanchez will be the starter, and rightfully so. However, the battle here might be with the fans/media. We all know Tebow has been receiving loads of media attention since last year's run with the Broncos, and it may haunt Sanchez all season in the Big Apple. I think the fix is in. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Ryan loves to do three things in this world: Eat, Talk Smack, and Win football games. I'm sure if plan A doesn't wind up in W's then along will come plan teBow.
Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert. What to do, what to do. The Jags are hurting at the WR position, but hope rookie Blackmon can turn that around. Gabbert had a rough first year, to say the least. I wouldn't give up on him just yet. I think Gabbert starts the season as the starting QB. But upon losing too many games, the Jaguars may be forced to call upon veteran Chad Henne.
Comment on what you view as the most interesting QB battle this season, and why. This article was written for fun, and I wanted to generate a football related discussion. I am grateful that we know who the Bengals starting QB is and he is a heck of a football player.