When a QB gets hurt, it can be tough to replace them
There’s no shortage of quarterbacks left to replace.
A handful of them have proven themselves in the NFL, while others have been unable to take the next step.
Here’s a look at three that should get some playing time this season: Matt Cassel, Jared Goff and Matt Stafford The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants are in the midst of a two-game winning streak and have the NFL’s best record at 2-1.
The team is also 2-0 on the road.
They’ve won eight straight, dating back to Week 1.
Cassel has a history of starting early in the season and is a solid passer for a franchise that’s going through a rebuild.
Goff, meanwhile, was drafted No. 2 overall by the Rams in the 2013 NFL draft and has since played a total of 19 games in his NFL career.
He’s had a few injuries, including one to his knee, but has been a solid quarterback in his time in St. Louis.
Stafford, meanwhile is coming off his worst season in three years.
The Detroit Lions lost two of their final three games to finish 6-10, and Stafford was held to just 22 yards on 10-of-24 passing.
He has not had a 100-yard passing game since the first half of last season, though he threw for 3,099 yards and 17 touchdowns.
That’s not great.
There’s plenty of other options for the next few weeks and into the season.
Cam Newton and Marcus Mariota have both started the past two games, and it’s unclear if either will play for the Lions in Week 4 against the Titans.
They both have a history with the Titans and have each been dominant in those games.
New England and Jacksonville have already started, with Newton’s best game coming in Week 5.
The Titans will likely start one of their four running backs in Week 6, and the Jaguars will have a strong running game with Jalen Ramsey.
The Bengals, meanwhile are the team to beat in Week 7 when they host the Rams.
The Jaguars’ offense has scored 23 touchdowns, and that includes two games this season where they were in the end zone.
The defense has allowed an average of just 11.2 points per game.
The Jets are on the cusp of their second straight playoff appearance, and while the Jets’ offense is still struggling, they’ve been a little more competitive with the team in front of them.
In the meantime, the Falcons will be without their top two receivers, Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu.
That will allow the team’s offense to be more explosive, and they’ll be in position to have success with a balanced attack in Week 8 against the Chiefs.
The Rams are going to have to rely on the same players they did last season.
If the Rams can keep their pace up, they should be able to keep this one from getting too boring.