Sam Darnold, Cam Newton, Jimmy Garoppolo: What next for NFL’s uncertain crop of quarterbacks? | NFL News

first_img Former NFL coach Rob Ryan tells NFL Overtime that the Cowboys will struggle to replace Dak Prescott after his season-ending ankle injury Prescott was playing under the franchise tag in 2020, with the Cowboys seemingly unwilling to commit to a long-term, big-money deal; Prescott was playing at an MVP level, throwing for 1,856 and nine TDs through five games before being struck down by a devastating ankle injury and Dallas have not won since.Reinebold: “When you talk about the league’s ‘Most Valuable Player’, how valuable was Dak Prescott to the Cowboys? This year is really showing that.“I think Jerry Jones is absolutely out of his mind if he doesn’t give Dak a long-term contract.Ryan Fitzpatrick (Miami Dolphins)Fitzpatrick, a 37-year-old veteran who has played for eight different teams, was always seen as a placeholder in Miami before handing over the reins to rookie Tua Tagovailoa, but he impressed in his six starts to open the season, leading them to a 3-3 record.Young: “I think he’ll be a coach one day in the NFL. He is a very smart guy; I had the opportunity to play with him in Buffalo.“He and coach [offensive coordinator] Chan Gailey are really good friends, and so I’m pretty sure he’ll be on that or some coaching staff one day.”Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons) Listen to the Inside The Huddle podcast in the player below, as former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young joins Jeff Reinebold and Neil Reynolds to lend his expertise on the position.They cast their eye over the two young QBs struggling in New York, the Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky dilemma in Chicago and whether or not Dak Prescott and Cam Newton can earn new contracts…Cam Newton (New England Patriots) Will the winless New York Jets stick with young quarterback Sam Darnold beyond this season? 2:08 Relive some of Nick Foles’ best throws in his first win as a starter for Chicago after the Bears secured a hard-fought 20-19 win over the Buccaneers 2:20 Former NFL coach Rob Ryan tells NFL Overtime that the Cowboys will struggle to replace Dak Prescott after his season-ending ankle injury Cam Newton got off to a good start in New England, winning two of their first three games, but has struggled since 0:48 In an amazing play, Daniel Jones ran 80 yards, destined for a touchdown, only to trip himself up just shy of the endzone Quarterback Matt Ryan sprinted into the edzone for a touchdown in Atlanta’s Week Eight win over Carolina Ryan currently leads the NFL in passing yards (2,462) through the first eight weeks of the season and is on course for a 10th-straight 4,000 yard year, but the Falcons have disappointed as a team, returning a 2-6 record.Reinebold: “When we talk about quarterbacks on this list, it’s about where are you going to get better than what you’ve got? Is Trevor Lawrence going to be better? Maybe, but there’s only one of him in the [2021] Draft.“When you look also at the likes of Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan, and even Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles, are you going to be able to find a better quarterback in the draft?“Until you throw away a Matt Ryan, you better make sure you’ve got somebody better lined up.“Historically, drafting quarterbacks is a 50/50 proposition, at best.”Jimmy Garoppolo/Baker Mayfield (San Francisco 49ers/Cleveland Browns) With the usual suspects of Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and company leading the way in the quarterback position at the midway point of the NFL season, Inside The Huddle looked at players in the position with a more uncertain future.- Advertisement – Relive some of Nick Foles’ best throws in his first win as a starter for Chicago after the Bears secured a hard-fought 20-19 win over the Buccaneers Chicago opened the season with Trubisky – the No 2 overall pick in the 2017 Draft – as their starter, but he was replaced by former Super Bowl MVP Foles in just the third game of the season; the Bears are currently 5-3.Young: “You want to be around a veteran quarterback to help guide you. Trubisky never really had that – he was thrown into the fire pretty quick – and, to me, I think he has the potential to be a really good quarterback.“He has some things he has to work on behind the scenes, and why not learn from a guy like Foles, who has always been that second-string quarterback.“Foles has always been patient. That can help Trubisky understand that this game is not about just a first-string quarterback, because he can go down at any moment – it’s about staying ready, staying prepared, stay focussed.“I think that’s good for him going into the future, with the Bears or be that somewhere else.”Reinebold: “The Bears have so much money tied up into the quarterback position right now, that it’s going to be really difficult to improve their football team.“If you look at the Bears, QB is only one of the problems they have; they don’t have a running game and the offensive line has been problematic for two years now, they don’t have enough dynamic weapons on the outside, nor an elite-level tight end.“The teams that are winning are loaded with talent and the Bears are talent-deficient. It may be a situation where they have to blow the thing up and start again.”Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/nfl, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! 0:21 Jets quarterback Sam Darnold outruns everyone for a touchdown against the Broncos in Week Four Newton is playing on a one-year, prove-it deal in New England; after a good start, Newton contracted Covid-19 to see him miss some action and the team have lost their last four games to fall back to 2-5 on the season.Reinebold: “If they lose to the Jets, or lose again real soon, you’ve got to take a look at [back-up Jarrett] Stidham to know what you have.- Advertisement – “Based on the one-year contract they have with Cam, he’s probably not the long-term solution. He’s getting older and has accumulated a lot of hits to his body – this is a guy who, when he was in Carolina, really had to carry a football team on his shoulders and just got hit way too much.“And in defence of Cam, he had Covid and we really don’t know, there may still be lingering effects of that, because I don’t see the jump in his step we saw earlier in the season.“It’s hard for me to watch, because I’m a big Cam fan – always have been – and they have no talent around him; it’s a really tough situation for him in New England.”Daniel Jones (New York Giants) Will the winless New York Jets stick with young quarterback Sam Darnold beyond this season?
Will the winless New York Jets stick with young quarterback Sam Darnold beyond this season?

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