Last weekend we saw several starting quarterbacks get injured. Chicago Bears’ Quarterback Jay Cutler, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith, and Philadelphia Eagles’ Quarterback Michael Vick all suffered concussions. In addition Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained shoulder and a rare rib injury.
With so many injuries to the starting quarterbacks, which team has the best backup QB and the best chance of winning this week?
4. Nick Foles, Eagles: With Vick likely out, the Eagles will get a chance to see their quarterback of the future play against the Washington Redskins. They will get a chance to test the waters and see what Foles can do. If Foles can pull off a win, Vick’s starting job may be on the line. The Eagles are in need of a miracle to turn this season around…maybe this is exactly what they are looking for.
3. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers: The 49ers tied a game they should have lost last weekend against the Rams and are 6-2-1, leading the NFC West. They have a very good team all around, but the uncertainty with Kaepernick seems to be an issue, especially since they face the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Can Kaepernick perform on a national stage?
2. Jason Campbell, Bears: The Bears are one of the best teams in the NFL right now, but the inability of the offensive line to protect the quarterback could cause some continuous problems. Campbell is a veteran and should be able to perform well assuming he can get some protection. The Bears will not be able to score as much as they have, but should definitely give the 49ers a run for their money!
1. Byron Leftwich, Steelers: With Big Ben likely out for a couple weeks, Leftwich will needs to step up as the Steelers face the Ravens twice in the next 3 weeks. Leftwich has the most experience out of the backups and that definitely contributes to his ability to perform. The Ravens defense has a lot of holes with Ray Lewis and other starters injured. Leftwich should be able to pick up where Roethlisberger left off and the AFC East showdown will be a close game.