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The NFL’s Worst Quarterback Situations

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (AP Photo/ Julio Cortez)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (AP Photo/ Julio Cortez)

(USA Today) – Which team has the most stable quarterbacking situation in the league? Which has the worst? It’s a tough question based off so many variables. The best quarterbacks barely need reliable backups, some teams drop down to third-string QBs before the October chill starts. A backup is more important in Jacksonville than in Indianapolis, but is still valuable. With those thoughts in mind, FTW ranks the worst quarterback situations in the NFL from 1-32. It was a tough process.

I mean, Kirk Cousins may be one of the better backups in the league, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Redskins’ quarterback situation is like a flaming car wreck that firefighters have decided not fight with water but to just let burn out naturally. Meanwhile, Ryan Nassib is so unknown I bet Ryan Nassib doesn’t even remember where he went to college. But playing behind a guy who’s started 167 games certainly helps the Giants stay near the top of the rankings.

The rules are simple: Starting this year, which team’s quarterback situation would you like to have. Age matters, so a 39-year-old Peyton Manning is a lot different than a 26-year-old Russell Wilson. Backups matter too, but only relatively so. Mark Sanchez may be the best backup in the NFL, but behind Sam Bradford, how much does that really matter? (Depth charts estimated, third-string QBs included when necessary.)

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