5 NFL Teams with More Questions Than Answers Heading into Training Camp
Training camp is upon us and many teams still have numerous questions to address. Whether it be quarterback controversy or unsigned free agents, some teams still need answers.
The teams that head into the regular season with uncertainty will most likely struggle.
These five teams have the most questions to answer while going through training camp.
5. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills have been unraveling since Week 9 of last season when they started off 5-3 and dropped 7 straight.
Now, they have a big question to address: should they move forward with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback?
Fitzpatrick threw 24 touchdowns and 23 interceptions last season. They have three other quarterbacks on the depth chart, and the most proven one is Vince Young, who they signed for a one-year deal.
One thing the Bills do have is a much-improved defense.
So if Fitzpatrick continues to halt the offense with his turnovers, do not be surprised if Young takes over as the signal caller.
4. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans finished 9-7 last season and are just a few players away from being a good team.
They have one of the most dangerous running backs in the league with Chris Johnson, but that is about it for threats on offense. They have minimal weapons at receiver and they did not improve much there during the off-season. They also have the 36-year-old Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback and their 2011 No. 8 pick in the draft, Jake Locker, waiting for his moment behind him.
When will it be time for them to move into the future? That is the question the Titans organization has to consider if they continue with their mediocre ways.
3: Cleveland Browns
It looks as though the Browns have given up on Colt Mccoy, who was thought to be their guy for the future.
Well, not yet.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur won't officially say who their starter will be, but it seems obvious that Brandon Weeden will be their 2012 first round pick, more soon than later.
Whoever starts at quarterback for them still won't have enough weapons around him to succeed. They did draft Heisman candidate RB Trent Richardson, but that will not be enough.
The Browns did not go out and make the necessary moves to give either quarterback options. That will eventually end up hurting them this season.
2: Arizona Cardinals
Since the Arizona Cardinals were not able to win the Peyton Manning sweepstakes this off-season, they are left with a big question mark at quarterback.
Kevin Kolb missed nearly half the season last year and was as average as average gets. He threw for nine touchdowns, threw eight picks and went 3-6 as starter.
With his play, Kolb really has yet to prove himself in this league, and he also has yet to play an entire season. In the two seasons he has entered the year as the starter, he has not finished as such.
John Skelton was able to go 6-2 as starter last season. He threw 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but he found ways to win. The Cardinals have a quarterback dilemma on their hands.
1: New York Jets
Tim Tebow was acquired by trade in March and just made the Jets off-field drama more interesting.
According to Jets GM Mike Tannebaum, Mark Sanchez is the starting quarterback, and "they are both very clear on what their roles will be." Tebow and Sanchez might be clear on what their roles will be, but during the season, the fans might create a change of roles for both players.
Sanchez is one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the league, and the New York fans and media will make it tougher for him. Though Tebow was dead last in completion percentage last season, he is a proven winner and clutch performer.
The moment Mark Sanchez struggles and fans begin calling for Tebow, there will be chaos in the Jets locker room and organization.